Oscars 2022: Stars get ready for the biggest night in Hollywood

Oscars 2022: Stars get ready for the biggest night in Hollywood by getting facials, light therapy and massages

The Academy Awards are set to take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday evening with comedians Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes as hosts and Beyonce as well as Billie Eilish as performers.

But preparation for hitting the red carpet begins long before the cameras start capturing their images for the world to see.

Often stars have to get facials, light therapy, injections, massages and spray tans days before the biggest night in Hollywood.

Scroll down for a list of Oscar nominees… 

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Here is a look at which stars did what before the 94th annual Oscars. 

The stars took to social media to show off their prep procedures. 

Halsey was seen getting a facial. She said she was planning to attend the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

The singer will likely hit the red carpet with her baby daddy, Alev Aydin, with whom she shares child Ender Ridley.

Amy Schumer, who is one of the hosts of the event, said she was getting her skin perked up.

Skin time: Amy Schumer, who is one of the hosts of the event, said she was getting her skin perked up. On her Insta Stories she is seen with no makeup on. ‘Thank you for always being there for me my friend Georgia Louise,’ she noted. ‘Oscar skin read,’ the Trainwreck actress added

Ready to rock: Next Schumer was seen with workout clothes on. ‘I love this woman. Thanks for booking me up Harley. I feel strong and inspired by you my friend,’ she wrote as she tagged Jen Widerstrom

On her Insta Stories she is seen with no makeup on.

‘Thank you for always being there for me my friend Georgia Louise,’ she noted.

‘Oscar skin read,’ the Trainwreck actress added.

Next Schumer was seen with workout clothes on. ‘I love this woman. Thanks for booking me up Harley. I feel strong and inspired by you my friend,’ she wrote as she tagged Jen Widerstrom.

Vanessa Hudgens, who appeared in the Oscar-nominated musical Tick, Tick… Boom, will be one of the hosts of Sunday’s Oscars red carpet show. 

New gig: Vanessa Hudgens, who appeared in the Oscar-nominated musical Tick, Tick… Boom, will be one of the hosts of Sunday’s Oscars red carpet show. Here she is seen on Sunday morning prepping

The beauty will also be on the carpet with entertainer Terrence J and fashion designer Brandon Maxwell.

They are set to be hosts of the red carpet show, which begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

‘The 90-minute special will highlight Oscar nominees, performers and presenters, and give fans around the world the ultimate insiders’ sneak peek at Hollywood’s biggest night,’ read an announcement.

Serena Williams took to social media to give a look at her makeup table before she got glammed for the flashy event.

The tennis pro will be a presenter at the awards show where Nicole Kidman, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Plemons, among many others are nominated this year.

A good look: The beauty will also be on the carpet with entertainer Terrence J and fashion designer Brandon Maxwell. They are set to be hosts of the red carpet show, which begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on ABC

A dark Western, The Power of the Dog, will battle feel-good deaf family drama CODA for the film industry’s top honor on Sunday when, free of last year’s pandemic restrictions, a large Hollywood crowd gathers for the Academy Awards.

The films are front-runners for the best picture trophy at a red-carpet Oscars ceremony promising a few plot twists. Among them: a win by either movie would mark a milestone by handing the statuette to a streaming service.

Netflix Inc released Power of the Dog while CODA streamed on Apple TV+.

Paint time: Serena Williams took to social media to give a look at her makeup table before she got glammed for the flashy event

Smart choices: The tennis pro will be a presenter at the awards show where Nicole Kidman, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Plemons, among many others are nominated this year

She knows how to bring it: Williams at the ESSENCE 15th Anniversary Black Women In Hollywood Awards highlighting The Black Cinematic Universe at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel on March 24

After past complaints about a lack of diversity, two of this year’s four acting accolades may go to people of color. Will Smith is likely to earn his first Oscar for King Richard, awards watchers say, as is Ariana DeBose for West Side Story. 

In a bid to draw more viewers, especially younger ones, after years of declining ratings, the three-hour show starting at 8 p.m. ET will add two awards, the result of fan votes on Twitter for favorite film and scene.

The ceremony, broadcast live on Walt Disney Co’s ABC, will also feature a moment of support for Ukraine. Producers want the show to be celebratory but said they could not ignore the crisis there.

In the best picture race, success hinges on whether the 9,900 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences back a gothic psychological thriller or an uplifting story.

Oscar statue on the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

‘The pundits have always said you never know who’s going to win,’ said People magazine movies editor Nigel Smith. ‘This year, it actually seems to be the case.’

‘Power of the Dog,’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch as a repressed cowboy who torments his brother’s new wife, outpaced all movies with 12 nominations. It had been considered the leader until ‘CODA’ landed top honors from the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild.

‘CODA’ tells the story of a hearing girl who serves as interpreter for her deaf family but longs to pursue a career in music. CODA is an acronym for ‘child of deaf adult.’

‘I really haven’t spoken to anyone who doesn’t like CODA,’ Smith said.

‘IMPORTANT STEPS FORWARD’

A traditional Hollywood studio could score an upset. Awards experts give an outside shot to Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Belfast,’ a film inspired by his childhood in Northern Ireland at the onset of the sectarian conflict known as the Troubles, or Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ remake.

Workers carry an Oscar statue on the red carpet near the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California on Sunday

‘King Richard’ star Smith is the best-actor favorite for playing the determined father of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams. Competitors include Cumberbatch and Andrew Garfield for musical ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’

Best actress is the most unpredictable. Many experts say Jessica Chastain’s portrayal of TV evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker will triumph, though some give the edge to former ‘Twilight’ vampire Kristen Stewart for playing Princess Diana in ‘Spencer.’

Previous Oscar winners Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Olivia Colman also are in the running.

While the acting field is not as diverse as last year’s, ‘it is certainly better than what we saw a few years back with #OscarsSoWhite,’ said UCLA dean of social sciences Darnell Hunt, co-author of an annual Hollywood diversity report. ‘The academy has taken important steps forward.’

In supporting actor categories, Afro-Latina actress DeBose is expected to prevail her portrayal of Anita in ‘West Side Story.’ ‘CODA’ star Troy Kotsur could make history as the first deaf man to win an Oscar.

Jane Campion also could become the third woman in Oscars history to win best director for ‘Power of the Dog.’

After a scaled-down ceremony at a train station last year, the Oscars have returned to the Dolby Theatre, which will be filled to about three-quarters capacity with 2,500 guests, allowing for some distancing.

To streamline the show, winners of eight categories such as editing and sound will be announced before the live broadcast. Their speeches will be edited into the telecast. Spielberg and others criticized the move as an insult to film craftspeople.

OSCARS 2022: NOMINATIONS

 BEST PICTURE 

Belfast (Focus Features)

Coda (Apple)

Don’t Look Up (Netflix)

Drive My Car (Janus Films/Sideshow)

Dune (Warner Bros)

King Richard (Warner Bros)

Licorice Pizza (MGM/United Artists Releasing)

Nightmare Alley (Searchlight Pictures)

The Power Of The Dog (Netflix)

West Side Story  (20th Century Studios)

On the saddle: Power Of The Dog received several nominations including Best Picture

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE 

Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter 

Ariana DeBose – West Side Story 

Judi Dench – Belfast 

Kirsten Dunst- The Power Of The Dog

Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard 

  

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE 

Ciaran Hinds – Belfast 

Troy Kotsur – Coda 

Jesse Plemons – The Power Of The Dog

J.K Simonns – Being The Ricardos 

Kodi Smitt-McPhee – The Power Of The Dog

COSTUME DESIGN 

Cruella 

Cyrano 

Dune 

Nightmare Alley 

West Side Story   

Jumping for joy: West Side Story was nominated for Best Costume Design

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND 

Belfast 

Dune 

No Time To Die 

The Power Of The Dog 

West Side Story 

 

ORIGINAL SCORE

Don’t Look Up 

Dune 

Encanto 

Parallel Mothers 

The Power Of The Dog 

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Coda 

Drive My Car 

Dune 

The Lost Daughter 

The Power Of The Dog 

Loud and clear: Coda was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay

 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Belfast 

Don’t Look Up 

King Richard 

Licorice Pizza 

The Worst Person In The World   

 

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Affairs Of The Heart 

Bestia 

Box Ballet 

Robin Robin 

The Windshield Wiper 

 

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM 

Ala Kachuu — Take and Run

The Dress

The Long Goodbye

On My Mind

Please Hold

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM 

Drive My Car

Flee

The Hand of God

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

The Worst Person in the World

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Dune

Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

West Side Story 

 

 ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE 

Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog

Andrew Garfield – tick, tick… BOOM!

Will Smith – King Richard

Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth

Ace? Will Smith is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for King Richard

 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter

Penélope Cruz – Parallel Mothers

Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos

Kristen Stewart – Spencer

 

DIRECTING 

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast

Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza

Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car

Steven Spielberg – West Side Story  

At the helm: Jane Campion is nominated in the Best Director category for Power Of The Dog

 

FILM EDITING 

Don’t Look Up 

Dune 

King Richard 

The Power Of The Dog 

tick, tick…BOOM!

 

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING

Coming 2 America 

Cruella 

Dune 

The Eyes Of Tammy Faye 

House Of Gucci

 

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 

Encanto 

Flee 

Luca 

The Mitchells VS The Machine 

Raya And The Lost Dragon 

 

ORIGINAL SONG

Be Alive — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Darius Scott (King Richard)

Dos Oruguitas — Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto)

Down to Joy — Van Morrison (Belfast)

No Time to Die — Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell (No Time to Die)

Somehow You Do— Diane Warren (Four Good Days)

  

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Audible

Lead Me Home

The Queen of Basketball

Three Songs for Benazir

When We Were Bullies

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Ascension

Attica

Flee

Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Writing with Fire

 

VISUAL EFFECTS 

Dune 

Free Guy 

No Time To Die 

 Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings

Spider-Man: No Way Home 

Stunning: Dune earned nods in both the Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography categories 

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY 

Dune 

Nightmare Alley 

The Power Of The Dog 

Tragedy Of Macbeth 

West Side Story 

 

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