The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has voted to push the Oscars back by a month in 2022. The AMPAS announced in a statement that the award ceremony, which was previously scheduled on February 27, will now take place on March 27, 2022.
The eligibility period for Academy Award nominations, on the other hand, will revert to the traditional December 31 deadline. In the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic, the academy changed the eligibility criteria for the prior edition, extending it until February 28, 2021. The adjustment in the rules allowed films like The United States vs. Billie Holiday and Judas and the Black Messiah to compete for the prizes. The academy also announced that qualifying standards for the 2022 Oscars, which are still affected by the epidemic, will be consistent with the 93rd awards season’s addendums.