The 2023 awards season is well and truly underway - the Golden Globes and Criticss Choice Awards were held earlier this month, the Bafta nominations have been announced and the Bafta, PGA, and SAG awards ceremonies will come in February. Capping off this glitzy season, as always is the Oscars - the world’s most prestigious film awards show - will air live from Los Angeles in March.
Before that, though, the nominees must be announced - there’s been plenty of speculation about which films will make the cut, with The Banshees of Inisherin, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Fabelmans, and Everything Everywhere All at Once all tipped to rake in the nominations on 24 January.
Last year’s awards saw drama CODA win the coveted Best Picture Oscar, while Jane Campion claimed the Best Director gong for The Power of the Dog. Will Smith controversially won Best Actor for his role in King Richard, and Jessica Chastain was awarded Best Acress for her performance in biopic The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
This year’s awards will see dozens more films and filmmakers recognised for execellence in a variety of fields. This is everything we know about the Oscars 2023 so far:
Where will the Oscars 2023 be held?
The live awards show will be filmed at the Dolby Theatre in the Ovation Hollywood shopping mall in Los Angeles, California. The theatre has hosted the Academy Awards ceremony since it first opened - the 74th Academy Awards was the first to be held there in March 2002.
Who will host the Oscars 2023?
American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will present the Oscars this year - it is the first time since 2018 that the ceremony had a single host. Kimmel previously hosted the show on two occasions - in 2017 and 2018.
Chris Rock claimed last year that he had been asked to host this year’s awards show, but refused. Rock was slapped in the face by Will Smith during his presentation for the Best Documentary Feature award, after making a joke about Smith’s wife Jada. As a result of the attack, Smith - who went onto win Best Actor minutes later - was banned from all Academy events for 10 years and will therefore not attend this year’s ceremony.
When will the Oscars 2023 nominees be announced?
Voting for Oscar nominees will open on Thursday 12 January and close on Tuesday 17 January. The full list of nominees will be revealed to the public on Tuesday 24 January. Last year there were 24 award categories - this year there are expected to be 23.
A nominees luncheon will be held on 13 February, and final voting to determine the full list of winners will run from 2-7 March. Therefore, the nominees for this year’s awards are not yet known, however Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, Top Gun: Maverick, Elvis, and The Banshees of Inisherin are all expected to receive nominations. Watch this space for updates on the full list of Oscars 2023 nominees.
When are the Oscars 2023?
The 95th Oscars ceremony will be held on Sunday 12 March at 5pm Pacific Time/8pm Eastern Time. This means it will air at 1am on Monday 13 March UK time. The ceremony usually lasts 3 and a half hours, meaning it will end around 8.30pm in Los Angeles and 4.30am in the UK.
How can you watch the Oscars 2023 in the UK?
The Oscars ceremony will be available to watch in the UK on Sky channel Sky Cinema Oscars - a highlights reel is usually available on Sky Max. Sky’s Oscars coverage will also be available to stream on NOW with a NOW Sky Cinema Pass or a NOW seven-day free trial.