For those of us that cover the film industry yearly, the question has been bouncing around the Twitter universe, asking if the 94th Oscar telecast (www.oscars.org) will go on this year since there has been a spike in the COVID variant.
The question was answered (in part) by the Oscars® show producer Will Packer that announced the return of veteran director, Glenn Weiss returning to direct the 94th Oscars.
The Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT.
“You need someone with the deep technical knowledge and creative insights of Glenn to create an Oscars show that truly celebrates a global love of film. I’m fortunate to be working with him,” said Packer.
Weiss has directed numerous live televised events, including six previous Oscars shows, for which he won two Primetime Emmys®, and 20 Tony Awards® shows, which earned him three directing Primetime Emmys. He also has won eight DGA Awards for his work on the Oscars and the Tonys. Weiss’ additional directing credits include last year’s multi-network Inaugural Night special “Celebrating America,” “The Democratic National Convention,” “The Kennedy Center Honors,” “The Primetime Emmy® Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “BET Awards,” “Peter Pan Live!,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Live from Lincoln Center,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” and many others.
The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland® in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
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