Oscars, GRAMMYs and More: Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 Awards Season
By Meredith B. Kile
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As Hollywood and the rest of the world continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, it's time once again to shuffle awards season around, as the powers that be determine the safest way to honor the year's best in film, television, music and more.
Between postponed ceremonies and the dwindling possibility of in-person acceptance speeches, this year is shaping up to be just as confusing as the last -- if not more so! After the last year saw fans joyfully returning to live concerts and movie theaters, many of the major awards shows had planned live shows with in-person audiences. However, with COVID numbers on the rise again, some ceremonies are getting delayed and modified to account for safety protocols.
Below, ET has your handy awards season calendar to keep you up to date as we learn more about what's to come for the Oscars, GRAMMYs, BAFTA Awards and more.
When: Sunday, Jan. 9 Where: The Beverly Hilton Hotel
After a year of controversy over the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's membership and nominations process, the Golden Globes looked a bit different this year. The HFPA announced just days ahead of the scheduled ceremony that the Globes -- traditionally, the kickoff moment of awards season -- will be held with no audience and no red carpet. Only "select members and grantees" of the HFPA will be in attendance, under strict COVID protocols.
NBCUniversal previously announced that they would not be airing the ceremony, and the HFPA later clarified that this year's Globes would not be televised or livestreamed. Instead, winners were announced in real time on the Golden Globes website and social media pages.
Big film winners of the night included Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog, which took top honors in Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor for Kodi Smit-McPhee, and West Side Story, which won Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actress for Rachel Zegler and Best Supporting Actress for Ariana DeBose.
On the TV side, Succession and Hacks were the top drama and comedy winners, respectively, with lead acting wins for Succession's Jeremy Strong, Pose's Michaela Jae Rodriguez, Hacks' Jean Smart and Ted Lasso's Jason Sudeikis.
NAACP Image Awards
When: Saturday, Feb. 26 Where: Los Angeles and broadcast live on BET
The 53rd NAACP Image Awards celebrated the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color across more than 80 competitive categories spanning film, television and streaming, music, literature, and podcasts.
"Black artists over the past year have not only showcased our history and uplifted values of progressive change, but have also redefined genres and brought our stories to the screen in so many creative ways," said Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP in a statement. "Now more than ever, we need Black voices to push the envelope, educate, and inspire audiences around the world. We're proud to once again provide a space that both elevates and celebrates these voices through the 53rd NAACP Image Awards."
This year's NAACP Image Awards winners included Jennifer Hudson, who took Entertainer of the Year honors for her portrayal of Aretha Franklin in Respect, andJeymes Samuel's all-black western, The Harder They Fall, which won Outstanding Motion Picture, as well as awards for Regina King and the ensemble cast. On the television side, Insecure and black-ish both earned multiple honors, with Insecure eking out the win for Outstanding Comedy Series. Check out the full list of winners above.
When: Sunday, Feb. 27 Where: Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, and broadcast live on TNT and TBS
It was a big night for some big surprises at the 2022 SAG Awards, where CODA and Squid Game took home some unexpected actors. CODA came through with a predicted win for supporting actor Troy Kotsur, but Sian Heder's feature had the celebratory moment of the night when they won Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture. On the television side, Squid Game leads Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon were both ecstatic winners of Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, though their ensemble lost out to Succession. Check out the complete list of winners above.
Film Independent Spirit Awards
When: Sunday, March 6 Where: Santa Monica, California, and broadcast live on IFC
Maggie Gyllenhaal's The Lost Daughter took home the top prizes at this year's Independent Spirit Awards, winning Best Feature, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Red Rocket's Simon Rex and Zola's Taylour Paige were honored for their lead acting performances, while CODA's Troy Kotsur and Passing's Ruth Negga earned awards for their supporting turns. See the complete list of winners above.
When: Sunday, March 13 Where: Royal Albert Hall, London
While Belfast got some love as the "Outstanding British Film" at the 2022 BAFTAs, it was The Power of the Dog that was the toast of the town at the London awards show, winning Best Film as well as top directing honors for Jane Campion. See the complete list of winners above.
When: Sunday, March 27 Where: Dolby Theater, Hollywood, California, and broadcast live on ABC.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced last May that its 2022 Oscars would be a little later than usual -- just not as late as the 2021 COVID-delayed ceremony.
Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes are teaming up to host this year's ceremony, which is set to take place on Sunday, March 27, 2022 -- a month later than usual, in part to not conflict with coverage of the Winter Olympics.
Following public outcry over their announcement that certain categories would not be announced live during the 2022 telecast, the Academy released a statement to members and nominees, clarifying their plans for the ceremony. Oscars for Documentary (Short Subject), Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Production Design, Short Film (Animated), Short Film (Live Action), and Sound will be presented immediately prior to the 2022 ceremony and "folded seamlessly into the live televised show."
When: Sunday, April 3 Where: MGM Grand in Las Vegas
"After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards show," the statement read. "The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority."
The GRAMMYs were ultimately rescheduled to Sunday, April 3 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and are set to air live on CBS at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET, as well as streaming live and on-demand on Paramount+.
This year, Jon Batiste leads the nominations with 11 nods, Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and H.E.R. each earned eight, and Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo nabbed seven apiece.
Jan. 9: Golden Globes Jan. 11: NAACP Image Awards nominations announced Jan. 12: Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations announced Jan. 15: Oscars Governors Awards* Jan. 27: Oscars nominations voting begins
*Governors Awards: The Academy released a statement indicating the Governors Awards will not be held in person on the originally announced date, and that updated plans would be announced in the weeks ahead.
March 6: Film Independent Spirit Awards March 7: Oscar nominees luncheon March 9: Costume Designers Guild Awards March 12: DGA Awards March 13: BAFTA Awards March 13: Critics Choice Awards March 17-22: Final Oscars voting March 19: PGA Awards March 20: WGA Awards March 27: Oscars