Everything we know about the 95th Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 26: Oscar Statue on display at the 94th Oscar Week Events: Animated Feature Film at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California on March 26, 2022.  (Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

The Oscars take place in March.(Getty Images)

The 95th Academy Awards are approaching, and the organizers will be hoping to hit the headlines this year for all good reason.

In 2022, the ceremony was dominated by best actor award-winning Will Smith’s slap on stage to slap presenter Chris Rock after being offended by a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

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But what will everyone be talking about this year and who is up for the prize?

When will the Oscars 2023 be held?

The 95th Academy Awards, also known as Oscar 2023, will find their owners on March 12.

The ceremony will be held, as usual, at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

How do I watch Oscar 2023?

An Oscar Statue is on display at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball press preview at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California on January 31, 2020.  / AFP via Getty Images)

The Oscar awards will be given at the Dolby Theatre. (AFP via Getty Images)

Keen British movie fans hoping to watch the ceremony as it unfolds will have a late night ahead as the awards will be announced throughout the night as they take place on the West Coast of the USA.

The ceremony kicks off in the evening in Hollywood, which means audiences in the UK must be awake at 1am to watch who the winners are.

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Sky has become its broadcast partner in the UK and is expected to broadcast the ceremony on Sky Cinema.

Who is nominated for the award this year?

Nominees for this year’s awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 24.

Nominees often follow the same trends as other award shows, so The Banshees of Inisherin, The Fabelmans, Elvis and The Whale are all expected to be successful.

Who is presenting the Oscars this year?

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars. (Getty)

Comedian Chris Rock will not be returning to host after last year’s controversy, this time with talk show host Jimmy Kimmel taking over the case.

The Academy should be in good hands with Kimmel as it has previously hosted the ceremony in 2017 and 2018.

He is also a former hand as the awards presenter of the Emmy Awards he has hosted in 2012, 2016 and 2020.

Will Chris Rock and Will Smith be at the Oscars?

HOLLYWOOD, CA - March 27, 2022. Chris Rock and Will Smith on stage during the show at the 94th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 27, 2022.  (Myung Chun / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Chris Rock and Will Smith at the 2022 Oscars. (Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

It doesn’t look like Chris Rock will be returning this year, as Kimmel took over as host this year.

Will Smith will also not be returning to Dolby Theatre, as he was forced to resign from the Academy due to last year’s feud.

Smith was banned for 10 years from all Academy events, including the Oscars, for slapping The Rock.

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