The 2023 Oscars are just around the corner 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?
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?
After trying a trio of hosts in 2022 where Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes share their duties, this time talk show host Jimmy Kimmel takes 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?
It’s unclear if Chris Rock will be returning to the Oscars this year. He was awarding when that infamous slap occurred in 2022.
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 ten years from all Academy events, including the Oscars, for slapping The Rock.
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