Oscars 2023: date, how to watch, presenters, nominations

After a long and arduous awards season, it’s almost time for the Oscars 2023. The best films of the past year will soon be awarded Oscars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). This year marks the 95th ceremony, also referred to as the Academy Awards.

What will be the most memorable moment of the ceremony? In 2022, the TV show was connected with a slap from Will Smith. In 2020, Bong Joon-ho and Parasite showed the world that subtitles should not stop a film from receiving praise. There will be an upset as big as the 1999 Oscars when Shakespeare in love defeated Saving Private Ryan in the best movie? The only way to find out is to watch!

Below is your informative guide to the Oscars 2023.

Oscars 2023 date, time and location

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The 2023 Oscars will be shown on 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Sunday March 12. The ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California.

How to watch Oscars 2023

To watch the Oscars 2023, go to alphabet in the 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. You can watch the ceremony for free on your local ABC station. You can also watch the telecast on ABC.com and through the ABC app. You must be connected to your cable or streaming TV provider.

Watch the Oscars 2023 on ABC

How to stream the Oscars 2023

The cast of Coda stand on the Oscars red carpet.

If you don’t have cable, the Oscars are available on streaming TV services like Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV and FuboTV.

There are two Hulu + Live TV plans. For $70 a month, subscribers will get Hulu (with ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (with ads), and ESPN+ (with ads). For $83 per month, subscribers will get Hulu (ad-free) + Live TV, Disney+ (ad-free) and ESPN+ (ad-supported).

FuboTV has four plans: Pro Quarterly, Elite Quarterly, Premiere Quarterly and Latino Quarterly. The first three range from $70 to $100 per month, and Latino Quarterly starts at $25 per month.

Finally, YouTube TV costs $65 per month. For a limited time, that price drops to $55 per month for the first three months.

Watch the Oscars 2023 on YouTube TV

How to watch red carpet coverage

The red carpet festivities kick off on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on ABC with On the Red Carpet Live: Oscars 95 Countdown. To watch the red carpet online, ABC News Live will begin live coverage at 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT, and will run until the start of the Oscars.

Countdown to the Oscars will start on Sunday alphabet in the 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT. The special will serve as the guide to the Oscars. Ashley Graham (American Beauty Star), Vanessa Hudgens (Bad Boys for Life), and Lilly Singh (The Muppets Mayhem) will host, along with several correspondents hosting interviews on the red carpet.

Watch the 2023 Oscars red carpet coverage on ABC

Who is performing at the Oscars 2023?

Rihanna – Lift Me Up (From Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

Four of the five nominated songs at the 2023 Oscars will be performed during the telecast.

  • Rihanna – Lift me up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • David Byrne, Son Lux and Stephanie Hsu — This is a life from Everything Everywhere Simultaneously
  • Sophia Carson and Diane Warren — Applause from Say it like a woman
  • Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava — Naatu Naatu from RRR

Lenny Kravitz will sing the track “In Memoriam”. The only song without a scheduled live performance is hold my hand by Lady Gaga and BloodPop by Top Gun: Maverick.

Who is hosting the 2023 Oscars?

Jimmy Kimmel (Who wants to be a millionaire) will host the 95th Academy Awards. Kimmel previously hosted the 2017 and 2018 Oscars. Kimmel memorably hosted the 2017 ceremony, where La La Land mistakenly received the award for Best Picture. In fact, Moonlight he was the real winner.

Who is presenting at the Oscars 2023?

The list of Oscar presenters includes past winners, movie stars and Hollywood legends. Among those presenting are Halle Berry (Bruised), Harrison Ford (Shrinkage), Mindy Kaling (Velma), Elizabeth Banks (Cocaine bear), Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man: No Way Home), Jonathan Majors (Creed III), Florence Pugh (Oppenheimer), Jessica Chastain (Tammy Faye’s eyes), Troy Kotsur (CODA). Ariana DeBose (West Side Story), and Samuel L. Jackson (Secret Invasion).

Oscar Nominees 2023

A Na'vi couple comfort each other in the water as flames spread around them in a scene from Avatar: The Way of Water.

On Sunday night, 23 Oscars will be awarded. However, most of the attention will be devoted to the “Big Five”. These categories include picture, director, actor, actress and screenplay (original or adapted).

Better picture: All quiet on the western front, Avatar: The Way of Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, elvis, Everything everywhere at once, The Fabelmans, Tar, Top Gun: Maverick, Triangle of Sorrow, Women talking

Best Director: Todd Field (Tar), Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sorrow), Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere Simultaneously), Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin), Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans)

Best Actor: Austin Butler (Elvis), Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin), Brendan Fraser (The whale), Paul Mescal (After the SUN), Bill Nye (Zoe)

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Tar), Ana De Armas (Blonde), Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie), Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans), Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere Simultaneously)

Best Original Screenplay: Todd Field (Tar), Tony Kushner and Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans), Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere Simultaneously), Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin), Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sorrow)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Edward Berger, Lesley Patterson and Ian Stokell (All quiet on the Western Front), Kazuo Ishiguro (Zoe), Rian Johnson (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery), Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Ehren Kruger, and Eric Warren Singer (Top Gun: Maverick), Sarah Polley (Women talking)

See the full list of nominations here.

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