2023 Academy Gears UP For 95th Academy Awards
New York AP Hollywood prepares for the 95th Academy Awards, where “everything is everywhere at once” comes in among the major nominees. And the film industry will be hoping to build on the “thappad” of last year’s ceremony. Here’s what you need to know about the 2023 Oscars, including when they are, where to watch the live show, and this year’s controversy.
March 12 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles
The Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 12 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 8 pm. EST and will be broadcast live on ABC. The broadcast can be streamed with a subscription to Hulu Live TV, YouTube, AT&T TV, and Fubo TV. Some of these services offer short free trials. You can also stream the show on ABC.com and the ABC app by authenticating with your provider.
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Jimmy Kimmel for the third time and after 2018
Jimmy Kimmel will host for the third time and first time since 2018. It was also the last Oscars to feature a single host. The show went hostless for several years after Kimmel’s last outing. Last year, Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes hosted as a trio. In an ad for this year’s show, styled after “Top Gun: Maverick”, Kimmel touted being the right person for the job. Made his humble case, while noting that he couldn’t get slapped because “I cry a lot.
Who has been nominated for Best Picture at the 2023 Oscars?
There are 10 films competing for Best Picture. “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “The Banshees of Inishrin,” “Elvis,” “Everything Everywhere at Once,” “The Fablemans,” “The Wire,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Triangle of Sorrow,” “Women Talking.” Here’s a guide to how you can watch them.
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has not yet announced presenters. But has said that the winners of all the categories will be announced live on the show. Last year, some categories were taped in the pre-show, something that caused an uproar from Academy members. The nominees for Best Song often perform, although nothing is certain yet. This year’s nominees include Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick”. and Kala Bhairav’s “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR”.
What was controversial this year?
Aside from the general hesitation and surprise, one of this year’s biggest takeaways has been the debate surrounding Andrea Riseborough’s unexpected nomination for Best Actress. Riseborough was nominated for the Texas-set drama “To Leslie” after several A-list stars rallied around her performance. When two other best-actress contenders — Danielle Deadweiler (“Till”) and Viola Davis (“Woman King”) — were turned down. So some saw it as a reflection of racial prejudice in the film industry. The Academy launched an investigation into Riseborough’s star-studded grassroots campaign but found no reason to rescind his nomination.