NEW YORK (AP) – Hollywood prepares for the 95th Academy Awards, where “Everything Everywhere at Once” draws in the major nominees and the film industry will hope to move on from last year’s ceremony’s “Slap”. 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.
When are the Oscars?
The Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 12 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony begins at 8 p.m. EST and will be broadcast live on ABC.
Can you stream the Oscars?
The broadcast can be streamed with a subscription to Hulu Live TV, YouTubeTV, 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.
Who is hosting?
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 did not host for several years after Kimmel’s last tour. 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 made his humble case for being the right person for the job, while noting that he couldn’t get slapped because “I’m too I cry.”
Who has been nominated for Best Picture at the 2023 Oscars?
The 10 films competing for Best Picture are: “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “The Banshees of Inishrin,” “Elvis,” “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “The The Fabelmans,” “The Wire,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Triangle of Sorrows,” “Women Talking.” Here’s a guide to how you can watch them.
Who is presenting?
Presenters include: Halle Bailey, Antonio Banderas, Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Chastain, John Cho, Andrew Garfield, Hugh Grant, Danai Gurira, Salma Hayek Pinault, Nicole Kidman, Florence Pugh and Sigourney Weaver. They join the previously announced cast: Riz Ahmed, Emily Blunt, Glenn Close, Jennifer Connelly, Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Troy Kotsur, Jonathan Majors, Melissa McCarthy, Janelle Monae, Deepika Padukone, Questlove, Zoe Saldana and Donnie Yen. The third wave was announced on Thursday: Halle Berry, Paul Dano, Cara Delevingne, Harrison Ford, Kate Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Olsen, Pedro Pascal and John Travolta.
What else is in store for the show?
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has said that winners of all categories will be announced live at the show. (Last year, some categories at the pre-show were taped, something that caused an uproar among Academy members.) All signs point to a full slate of musical performances, including Rihanna performing “Black Panther.” :Wakanda Forever” performed “Lift Me Up”. And Rahul Sipligunj and Kala Bhairav sang Chandrabose and MM Keeravani’s “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR”. Nominee Lady Gaga, on the other hand, will not be singing “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick” during the show. On Monday, the show’s producers announced that Lenny Kravitz would provide an “In Memoriam” performance.
Who are the favourites?
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s indie science-fiction hit “Everything Everywhere All at Once” has received 11 major nominations. However, following close on its heels is the Irish dudes-falling-out dark comedy “The Banshees of Inishrin,” which has nine nods to Netflix’s WWI film “All Quiet on the Western Front.” Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere at Once”) may have a slight edge over Cate Blanchett (“Tar”) for Best Actress. It’s hard to call Best Actor with Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”) and Austin Butler (“Elvis”) in the mix. In the supporting categories, Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”) and Ke Hui Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) are frontrunners, though Jamie Lee Curtis’ Screen Actors Guild Awards win may have thrown a gap. Is. Supporting Actress Category. Steven Spielberg (“The Fableman”) may win his third Best Director Oscar, though Daniels may topple. AP Film Writers Lindsay Behar and Jake Coyle are predicting a big run for “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
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 rallying behind performances from several A-list stars. When two other best-actress contenders — Danielle Deadweiler (“Till”) and Viola Davis (“Woman King”) — were turned down, some saw it as a reflection of racial bias in the film industry. The Academy launched an investigation into Riseborough’s star-studded, grassroots campaign but found no reason to rescind his nomination.
What else should you see?
Any one of this year’s short film nominees should have goosebumps just reading the title. John Williams (“The Fablemans”), for best score, is the oldest nominee ever at age 90. No women were nominated for Best Director this year, following historic back-to-back Best-Director wins by Chloe Zhao (“Nomadland”) and Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”). Also don’t expect to see Will Smith at the Oscars anytime soon. After hitting Chris Rock at last year’s ceremony, Smith was banned from attending for 10 years by the Film Academy. In a live Netflix special on Saturday, Rock finally hit back at Smith with a blistering stand-up set about the incident.
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