Oscars 2022: How to watch and what to know ahead of Hollywood's biggest night

The 2022 Academy Awards will air Sunday, March 27, at 8 p.m. EST

March 25, 2022, 8:57 AM

The countdown to the 2022 Oscars is on, and we're answering all your questions ahead of Hollywood's biggest night.

The 94th Academy Awards will air Sunday, March 27, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT live on ABC.

Here's what you need to know ahead of the show:

When and where are the Oscars?

The 2022 Academy Awards will air Sunday, March 27, at 8 p.m. EST live from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.

How to stream the Oscars?

Those who have a participating TV provider account in select markets can access coverage at abc.com or on the ABC app. You can also stream the show on Hulu Live TV and through other services.

What time is ABC's red carpet show?

There are two ABC pre-shows to tune in to before the show.

First, check out "On The Red Carpet Live! Countdown to the Oscars®," co-hosted by ABC News "GMA3: What You Need To Know" co-anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, from 1 - 4 p.m. EDT/10 a.m.- 1 p.m. PDT on ABC.

You can also stream the pre-show on ABC News Live at 1:30-4:30 p.m. EDT/10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. PDT

Along with appearances from nominated stars, including Billie Eilish, her brother, Finneas, Penélope Cruz, Questlove and Jessica Chastain, also expect commentary surrounding some of the biggest races of the night from ABC News' Chris Connelly and senior entertainment reporter for ESPN's "Andscape", Kelley Carter.

You can also then check out more live interviews with some of the night's biggest stars on "ABC News Live Presents...On The Red Carpet Live! Countdown to the Oscars®" on ABC News Live from 4:30-6:30 p.m. EDT/1:30-3:30 p.m. PDT.

Who is nominated at the 2022 Oscars?

Jane Campion's "The Power of the Dog" is the most-nominated film going into the night, with 12 nominations.

Following closely behind is Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" with 10 nominations, Kenneth Branagh's "Belfast" and Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" tied with seven apiece. Reinaldo Marcus Green's "King Richard" has six nominations.

Stars in the best actor in a leading role category include Javier Bardem, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Garfield, Will Smith and Denzel Washington.

The best actress in a leading role category is comprised of Jessica Chastain, Olivia Colman, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman and Kristen Stewart.

Check out the complete list of nominees here.

Who is hosting this year?

Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes are hosting the 2022 Oscars -- a first for each of them and the first time in Oscars history that three women have hosted.

Amy Schumer previously shared what led her to take on the co-hosting job.

"I just feel like we're coming out of this pandemic and I think we all have kind of a new lease on life and I'm like, I want to host the Oscars -- I want to perform, I feel like telling jokes and, you know, getting to do it with Wanda and Regina is like beyond my wildest dreams," she said during an appearance on "Good Morning America."

On her co-hosting dynamic with Sykes and Hall, she added: "We're really having fun together and playing off each other."

Hall and Sykes also revealed they would not have considered hosting the show solo, and Hall said she is "looking forward to interacting with the audience" while hosting.

Who is presenting this year?

On Monday, the Academy announced the following stars will present at the show: Stephanie Beatriz, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Garner, H.E.R., Tiffany Haddish, Tony Hawk, Bill Murray, Elliot Page, Kelly Slater and Shaun White.

Some names in the long list of previously announced presenters include Lady Gaga, Anthony Hopkins, Samuel L. Jackson, Simu Liu, Shawn Mendes, Lupita Nyong’o and more. Read more about the show's presenters here.

Who is performing this year?

Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, Reba McEntire and Sebastián Yatra are performing at the 2022 Oscars.

"Encanto" cast members Stephanie Beatriz, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Carolina Gaitan and Diane Guerrero will also deliver the first live performance of "We Don’t Talk About Bruno" from "Encanto" with Becky G and Luis Fonsi.

Who is producing the show?

Will Packer will produce the 2022 Oscars.

"The power, the beauty, the romance of the imagery in movies has always attracted me," Packer said in a statement when the news was announced last year. "I’m fully embracing the challenge of bringing an ode to one of the most iconic mediums in the world to life. What an honor!"

Following the show, tune in to "Good Morning America" on Monday, March 28 for a complete rundown of the 2022 Oscars.

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