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 are due to be held on March 12, 2023.
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 since 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?
The 2022 line-up of Oscar performers included best original song nominees Beyoncé and Billie Eilish, but 2023’s could be even more starry. Currently in contention? Rihanna for “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever; Lady Gaga for “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick; Taylor Swift for “Carolina” from Where the Crawdads Sing; Selena Gomez’s “My Mind and Me” from her documentary of the same name; Harry Styles’s “With You All the Time” from Don’t Worry Darling; and last year’s victor, Eilish, once again for “Nobody Like U” from Turning Red. Let the battle commence.
When will the nominations for the 2023 Oscars be announced?
The 2023 Oscar nominations will be unveiled on January 24.
Who will win an Oscar in 2023?
As awards season gets underway, the frontrunners for best picture range from crowdpleasers (Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s Everything Everywhere All at Once) to darker, thornier fare (Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin, Todd Field’s Tár, Sarah Polley’s Women Talking). Spielberg, McDonagh, Field, and Polley are also in the conversation for best director, while Cate Blanchett, Michelle Yeoh, Michelle Williams, and Danielle Deadwyler seem poised to dominate the best actress race, for Tár, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, and Till, respectively. In the best actor category, Brendan Fraser and Colin Farrell are pulling ahead (for The Whale and The Banshees of Inisherin), as is Women Talking’s Jessie Buckley for best supporting actress, and Everything Everywhere All at Once’s Ke Huy Quan for best supporting actor.