The 2022 Oscars went viral for reasons other than their nominations and winners, but the 2023 Oscars are already breaking new ground, according to the announced nominees.
The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles will host the 95th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 12. Find out more about the upcoming 2023 Oscars, including the top nominations, the most talked-about attendees, and how to watch them at home ahead.
Who is hosting?
After serving as host for the Oscars in 2017 and 2018, Jimmy Kimmel will serve as the show’s third host.
According to Kimmel, “Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honour or a trap,” he joked. “Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no.”
Bill Kramer, the CEO and president of the Academy, and Janet Yang released a statement. “Jimmy is the perfect host to help us recognize the incredible artists and films of our 95th Oscars. His love of movies, live TV expertise, and ability to connect with our global audiences will create an unforgettable experience for our millions of viewers worldwide. With Kimmel, Weiss and Kirshner’s fresh perspective and masterful guidance, the Oscars will celebrate its rich 95-year history, the collaborative nature of moviemaking, and our diverse, dynamic and deeply creative community of filmmakers.”
Who are the likely winners?
The nominees for this year broke new boundaries in a number of ways. The first Asian actress to be nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture at the Oscars was Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Yeoh is nominated alongside Michelle Williams, Ana de Armas (Blonde), and Cate Blanchett (Tár) (The Fabelmans).
With 11 total nominations, including those for Best Picture, Original Score, Director, and Screenplay, Everything Everywhere All at Once is the most nominated movie overall. Top Gun: Maverick, Avatar: The Way of Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, and Elvis are more movies up for Best Film.
Who is performing?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has confirmed that Rihanna will return to the stage for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony in a rapid turnaround from her electrifying Super Bowl halftime performance. According to reports, she will play her most recent song, “Lift Me Up,” which appeared in the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song.
According to Billboard, Sofia Carson is also rumored to perform live at the award show.
How can I tune in?
The event will be broadcast on ABC for those with cable or satellite subscriptions, and after connecting to your television provider, you can also view it on ABC’s website or app.
YouTubeTV, which offers monthly plans starting at $65 ($55 for the first three months), and Hulu Live TV are additional streaming services that will be broadcasting the ceremony.