The pandemic of Coronavirus continues to shake the film industry and for example some films have already undergone a postponement of the release or a switch directly to streaming (for example ‘Red’): nevertheless the ceremony of the Oscar 2022 it will take place as in the old daysi, with Hollywood stars gathered in the hall of the Dolby Theater and, for the first time in three years, with an official presenter. This was announced by Craig Erwich, boss of ABC, but he did not want to reveal the name of who will be in charge of conducting the show. Some speculations speculate that it may even be Tom Holland, fresh from the box office triumph of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, but it is precisely a speculation and it is by no means certain that it corresponds to the truth.
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The Oscars return to tradition
The 2022 Oscars ceremony is scheduled for March 27 and will be held at the Dolby Theater, after the pandemic in 2021 forced the organizers to limit the presence of the stars and to divide the show in two different locations. Already on that occasion the absence of a conductor / presenter had repeated: the last one had been Jimmy Kimmel, in 2018. The 2019 edition was supposed to be presented by the comedian Kevin Hart, but some controversy over his old tweets had prompted the Academy to back off, then to think again, without being able to convince Hart that, annoyed, he had decided to give up. So it was decided to do without the conductor, entrusting a series of guest stars with the task of carrying on the show.
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The double challenge
The return to tradition, but in compliance with the safety regulations imposed by the pandemic, represents the first great challenge that awaits the 2022 Oscars. The second concerns recover the favor of the public and critics, which in recent years have not awarded the kermesse and which, in terms of audience, have seen a huge decline: the 2021 edition brought 10.4 million viewers to televisions, which is the lowest number since Nielsen started keeping track in 1974.