The 2022 Oscars were historic, to say the least: Apple TV+’s life-affirming CODA became the first film released by a streaming service to win best picture; its raucous star Troy Kotsur became the first deaf man to secure an acting Oscar; West Side Story’s Ariana DeBose became the first openly queer woman of color to scoop best supporting actress; and, before he took home best actor, Will Smith was involved in a jaw-dropping viral moment which will be remembered for decades to come. So, what on earth will the 2023 ceremony bring? Here’s everything we know so far.
When will the 2023 Oscars take place?
The 95th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023.
How can I watch the 2023 Oscars?
The Oscars ceremony will air live on ABC from 8:00 pm ET, as well as on streaming services including Hulu Live TV, YouTubeTV, and FuboTV. For red carpet arrivals, tune in to E! at 5:00 pm Eastern.
Where will the 2023 Oscars be held?
In 2021, as a result of the pandemic, the ceremony was held at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to allow room for physically distanced seating. Then, last year, it returned to its home in 2002: the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center. The 2023 event will be held in the same space, though the venue has since been renamed Ovation Hollywood.
Who will host the 2023 Oscars?
After three years of hostless ceremonies, Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, and Wanda Sykes shared hosting duties for the 2022 Oscars, with mixed results. This time around, the baton will be passed back to Jimmy Kimmel, who oversaw proceedings in 2017 and 2018. It was during his first hosting stint that Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly announced La La Land as the Best Picture winner before the statuette was rightfully handed to the producers of Moonlight. The comedian and talk show host will surely be keen to prevent similar mix-ups going forward. “Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honor or a trap,” Kimmel joked, in a statement accompanying the announcement on November 7, 2022. “Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no.”
Who will perform at the 2023 Oscars?
On February 23, CNN confirmed that Rihanna will follow up her Super Bowl halftime show with a performance of “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on Oscar night. Three other nominated songs will also be performed: “Applause” (from Tell It like a Woman), “Naatu Naatu” (RRR), and “This Is a Life” (Everything Everywhere All at Once). The one contender we won’t hear live? “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick; as reported by Variety, Lady Gaga told producers that she “won’t have time to prepare a musical number because she’s shooting the Warner Bros’ DC sequel Joker: Folie à Deux with Joaquin Phoenix.”
Who will present at the 2023 Oscars?
Among the stars on hand to present awards on Sunday night will be Halle Berry, Paul Dano, Cara Delevingne, Harrison Ford, Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kate Hudson, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Olsen, Pedro Pascal, John Travolta, Dwayne Johnson, Ariana DeBose, Jonathan Majors, Andrew Garfield, Florence Pugh, Halle Bailey, Antonio Banderas, Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Chastain, John Cho, Hugh Grant, Danai Gurira, Salma Hayek Pinault, Nicole Kidman, Sigourney Weaver, Riz Ahmed, Emily Blunt, Glenn Close, Jennifer Connelly, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael B. Jordan, Troy Kotsur, Melissa McCarthy, Janelle Monáe, Deepika Padukone, Questlove, Zoe Saldaña, and Donnie Yen.
What will the 2023 Oscars ceremony look like?
So far, little is known about the format of the ceremony or the order of play on the night. However, thanks to a report in Variety on November 29, we do at least know that, unlike in 2022, all 23 categories will be included in the 2023 live telecast. (Last time around, eight categories—editing, production design, make-up and hairstyling, original score, sound, live-action short, documentary short, and animated short—were presented off the air, with highlights then edited into the show, prompting outrage from across the industry.) The news was confirmed to the publication by Bill Kramer, the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who added: “We are committed to having a show that celebrates the artisans, the arts and sciences, and the collaborative nature of moviemaking. This is very much what the mission of the Academy is, and I am very hopeful that we can do a show that celebrates all components of moviemaking in an entertaining and engaging way.”
As for the rest of the show? “All I will say right now is that our anniversary, the 95th Oscars, is extremely important to us,” he said. “I think it sets a really interesting rhythm for our 100th. You see this in the museum. I think we are able to celebrate our legacy while bringing the Academy into the future and the show will reflect that.”