The OSCARS | The 95th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night. Who will be presenting? Who won’t be!

The OSCARS | The 95th annual Academy Awards 2023

The OSCARS | The 95th annual Academy Awards

The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, is one of the most prestigious and highly anticipated award ceremonies in the entertainment industry. Every year, the ceremony recognizes the best films and performances from the previous year, and honors the individuals who have made significant contributions to the art of filmmaking. The 95th Academy Awards ceremony, scheduled for March 2023, is expected to be a momentous occasion, celebrating the outstanding achievements of the past year’s films and recognizing the incredible talents of the actors, directors, writers, and other creative professionals who have made them possible. With a rich history and a legacy of excellence, the Oscars continue to captivate audiences and inspire filmmakers around the world.


The Oscars have been a cultural touchstone since its inception in 1929, when the first awards were presented at a private dinner ceremony in Hollywood. Since then, the event has grown into a global phenomenon, watched by millions of people worldwide. The Oscars are known not just for their glitz and glamour, but also for their influence on the film industry. Winning an Oscar can have a profound impact on a filmmaker’s career, helping to launch new talent and elevate established artists to even greater heights of success. The 2023 ceremony promises to be a particularly exciting one, as it will feature a diverse slate of films and performers, reflecting the ever-evolving nature of cinema and the broader cultural landscape. With anticipation building for the big night, film fans, critics, and industry insiders alike are eagerly awaiting the announcement of this year’s nominees and the start of another unforgettable awards season.

When are the Oscar Awards this year?
The 95th Academy Awards ceremony will air on Sunday, March 12 at 8 p.m. E.T. with a red carpet pre-show beginning at 6:30 p.m. E.T. The ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The ceremony begins at 8 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Pacific. On television, ABC is the official broadcaster. Online, if you have a cable login, you can watch via, or if you’re an ABC subscriber, via the ABC app. For cord-cutters, there’s also Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV or Fubo, all of which require subscriptions, though many are offering free trials.



What should I expect from this year’s ceremony?

Unlike last year’s ceremony, which saw three hosts, Jimmy Kimmel will be the only one leading the 2023 award proceedings. This will be the comedian and late-night talk show host’s third time emceeing the event.

This year, all 23 categories will also be broadcasted live. Last year, the academy made a controversial decision to present eight categories (film editing, original score, production design, makeup and hairstyling, animated short, documentary short, live action short and sound mixing) off air – taping them before the broadcast and editing highlights into the show.

Is there a red carpet?
Well, there will be star arrivals, but they will be treading a champagne-colored carpet. To watch, head to the E! network beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Pacific if you’re in the mood for some preshow celebrity spotting. (ABC will also have champagne-carpet coverage beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern, which you can watch live on its website, with no sign-in required.)

Who will be hosting?

Jimmy Kimmel will return for his third round as M.C. after previously guiding the ceremonies in 2017 (the “Moonlight”-“La La Land” mix-up year) and 2018.

Who will be presenting?
Three of last year’s acting winners — Jessica Chastain, DeBose and Troy Kotsur — as well as Riz Ahmed, Halle Bailey, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Majors, Janelle Monáe, Deepika Padukone, Pugh and Questlove.

Who is performing?
Following her Superbowl halftime show, Rihanna will sing her Oscar-nominated song “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Sofia Carson and Diane Warren will take the stage to perform their Oscar-nominated song “Applause” from Tell It Like a Woman. David Byrne, Son Lux, and Stephanie Hsu will perform their Oscar-nominated song “This Is a Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once. And RRR’s “Naatu Naatu” will be performed live by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava.


Who are the favored contenders?
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s Everything Everywhere All at Once leads with 11 nominations. Following with nine nods each are Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin and Netflix’s World War I film All Quiet on the Western Front.

Angela Bassett’s supporting actress nomination for her role as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the Marvel franchise’s first Oscar nomination in an acting category. And Michelle Yeoh makes history as the first Asian-identifying nominee for best actress.

The nominees

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” leads with 11 nominations. “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “The Banshees of Inisherin” follow with nine nominations each. Blockbusters “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” each landed nominations for best film. Beyond the movies, look for a performance from Rihanna, who is nominated in the original song category for “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

Scroll down for the full list of 2023 Oscar nominations
Irish friends-falling-out dark comedy “The Banshees of Inisherin” and World War II anti-war epic “All Quiet on the Western Front” are the second most nominated films, with nine nods each, including best picture. Other movies competing in the top category are blockbusters “Avatar: The Way of Water” and “Top Gun: Maverick;” eponymous biopic “Elvis;” Steven Spielberg’s movie-memoir “The Fabelmans;” psychological drama “Tár;” splashy social satire “Triangle of Sadness;” and true-story drama “Women Talking.”

Along with Yeoh and Quan, Angela Bassett stands out as an acting-category frontrunner for her supporting performance as the grieving Queen Ramonda in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” While it was not her first nomination, Bassett made history as her Oscar nod is Marvel Studio’s first in an acting category.

Best actor is harder to call, with Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”) and Austin Butler (“Elvis”) in the mix.

From Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”) to M.M. Keeravaani’s “Naatu Naatu” (“RRR”), anticipation is building for performances of nominated songs. (Nominee Lady Gaga, on the other hand, will not sing “Hold My Hand,” from “Top Gun: Maverick” during the show due to scheduling conflicts).

Stars slated to hand out awards include Antonio Banderas, Halle Berry, Ariana DeBose, Harrison Ford, Andrew Garfield, Kate Hudson, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Nicole Kidman, Janelle Monáe, Elizabeth Olsen, Pedro Pascal, Florence Pugh, John Travolta and more.

Full list of 2023 Oscar nominations
(Not listed in order of presentation)

Best Picture
“All Quiet on the Western Front”
“Avatar: The Way of Water”
“The Banshees of Inisherin”
“Everything Everywhere All at Once”
“The Fabelmans”
“Top Gun: Maverick”
“Triangle of Sadness”
“Women Talking”

Martin McDonagh, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Steven Spielberg, “The Fabelmans”
Todd Field, “Tár”
Ruben Östlund, “Triangle of Sadness”

Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett, “Tár”
Ana de Armas, “Blonde”
Andrea Riseborough, “To Leslie”
Michelle Williams, “The Fabelmans”
Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Actor in a Leading Role
Austin Butler, “Elvis”
Colin Farrell, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Brendan Fraser, “The Whale”
Paul Mescal, “Aftersun”
Bill Nighy, “Living”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Angela Bassett, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
Hong Chau, “The Whale”
Kerry Condon, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Jamie Lee Curtis, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Stephanie Hsu, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Brendan Gleeson, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Brian Tyree Henry, “Causeway”
Judd Hirsch, “The Fabelmans”
Barry Keoghan, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Animated Feature Film
“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”
“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On”
“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”
“The Sea Beast”
“Turning Red”

James Friend, “All Quiet on the Western Front”
Darius Khondji, “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”
Mandy Walker, “Elvis”
Roger Deakins, “Empire of Light”
Florian Hoffmeister, “Tár”

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson and Ian Stokell
“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” Rian Johnson
“Living,” Kazuo Ishiguro
“Top Gun: Maverick,” Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie, story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks
“Women Talking,” Sarah Polley

Writing (Original Screenplay)
“The Banshees of Inisherin,” Martin McDonagh
“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
“The Fabelmans,” Tony Kushner and Steven Spielberg
“Tár,” Todd Field
“Triangle of Sadness,” Ruben Östlund

International Feature Film
“All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany)
“Argentina, 1985” (Argentina)
“Close” (Belgium)
“EO” (Poland)
“The Quiet Girl” (Ireland)

Animated Short Film
“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”
“The Flying Sailor”
“Ice Merchants”
“My Year of D**ks”
“An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It”

Live Action Short Film
“An Irish Goodbye”
“Le Pupille”
“Night Ride”
“The Red Suitcase”

Documentary Feature Film
“All That Breathes”
“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”
“Fire of Love”
“A House Made of Splinters”

Documentary Short Film
“The Elephant Whisperers”
“How Do You Measure a Year?”
“The Martha Mitchell Effect”
“Stranger at the Gate”

Music (Original Song)
“Applause” from “Tell It like a Woman”
“Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick”
“Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
“Naatu Naatu” from “RRR”
“This Is A Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Music (Original Score)
“All Quiet on the Western Front”
“The Banshees of Inisherin”
“Everything Everywhere All at Once”
“The Fabelmans”

“All Quiet on the Western Front”
“Avatar: The Way of Water”
“The Batman”
“Top Gun: Maverick”

Film Editing
“The Banshees of Inisherin”
“Everything Everywhere All at Once”
“Top Gun: Maverick”

Costume Design
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
“Everything Everywhere All at Once”
“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”

Makeup and Hairstyling
“All Quiet on the Western Front”
“The Batman”
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
“The Whale”

Production Design
“All Quiet on the Western Front”
“Avatar: The Way of Water”
“The Fabelmans”

Visual Effects
“All Quiet on the Western Front”
“Avatar: The Way of Water”
“The Batman”
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
“Top Gun: Maverick”

Source: ABC7

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