2,500 stars make Oscars shine again

The 94th edition of the Oscars is eagerly awaited on Sunday.

Superlative. After the corona crisis, the dream factory in Hollywood is back to its former glory. 2,500 stars (vaccinated, recovered or tested) will make the 2022 Oscars shine again. And that could also be record-breaking…

Chance. If the deaf drama Coda wins Best Picture, it would be the first winner with an almost entirely deaf cast. Billie Eilish is also on record course. By winning the Best Original Song category for No Time To Die, she would become the first winner born in the 21st century. Also nominated and present: Jessica Chastain, Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, Kristen Stewart and Will Smith.

Top-class show and laudators

star power. The list of laudators reads like a Who’s Who of Hollywood: Anthony Hopkins, Lady Gaga, Mila Kunis and “Aquaman” Jason Momoa step in front of the microphone. The show program is also top-class: Billie Eilish sings her James Bond song, superstar Beyoncé will perform her hit Be Alive from the tennis drama King Richard, which was also nominated. Oscar hosts are Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes.

Wolfgang Puck: Austrian chef spoils the Hollywood elite

He cooks for the stars at the legendary “Governors Ball” after the show.

culinary. For 28 years, star chef Wolfgang Puck has been serving the dishes for the celebrity guests after the Oscar gala – for the first time he has brought the culinary collective Ghetto Gastro from the New York Bronx on board. “The Oscars are global, now the kitchen is also going global,” says the native Austrian with a wink.

Puck’s long shopping list includes 100 lobsters, over 130 kilos of smoked salmon and 30 kilos of the finest Wagyu beef from Japan. For dessert, there is also the famous gold-dusted chocolate trophy for the losers.