Oscars 2023: When are the 95th Academy Awards?

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

The 2023 Oscars are just around the corner, and organisers will be hoping to hit the headlines for all the right reasons this year.

In 2022, the ceremony was dominated by best actor winner Will Smith getting up on stage and slapping host Chris Rock after taking offence at 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 an award?

When is the Oscars 2023 being held?

The 95th Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars 2023, will be held on 12 March.

As usual, the ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

How can I watch the Oscars 2023?

An Oscar Statue is displayed at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball press preview at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center, in Hollywood, California, on January 31, 2020. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
The Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theatre. (AFP via Getty Images)

Keen UK film fans hoping to watch the ceremony as it unfolds will have a late night ahead of them, as the awards will be announced through the night while they take place in West Coast US.

The ceremony kicks off in the evening in Hollywood, meaning that UK viewers will need to be awake at 1am to watch who the winners are.

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Sky is the broadcast partner in the UK again, and is expected to air the ceremony on Sky Cinema.

Who is nominated for an award this year?

The nominations for this year's awards are set to be announced on Tuesday, 24 January.

Nominees usually follow the same trends as other awards ceremonies, so The Banshees of Inisherin, The Fabelmans, Elvis and The Whale are all expected to do well.

Who is hosting the Oscars this year?

Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars. (Getty)

After trialling a trio of hosts in 2022, with Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes sharing duties, chat show host Jimmy Kimmel taking over proceedings this time.

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

He is also an old hand as awards host for the Emmys, which he 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 onstage during the show  at the 94th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre 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's not clear if Chris Rock will be back at the Oscars this year. He was presenting an award in 2022 when the infamous slap happened.

Will Smith will not be back at the Dolby Theatre either, as he had to resign from his membership of the Academy over the fight last year.

Smith has been banned from attending all Academy functions, including the Oscars, for ten years as a result of slapping Rock.

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