2023 Oscars: Nominees, where to watch, time and everything you need to know

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ is the most nominated film at the 2023 Oscars, but ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ could win big

Oscar statues are seen before being placed out for display, as preparations continue for the 95th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 9, 2023.
Oscar statues are seen before being placed out for display, as preparations continue for the 95th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 9, 2023.ERIC GAILLARD (REUTERS)

Who will win the 2023 Oscars? Everything Everywhere All at Once, the now sci-fi classic by Daniels (the duo of directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who already won a few awards for their work) is the most nominated film with 11 in total, including nods for Best Picture and every main category (except for Best Actor), but even with it’s previous awards, it’s hard to know if the film will receive the night’s most important award. It’s main competitor is The Banshees of Inisherin, the fantastic and brutally depressing new film by one of today’s greatest writers, Martin McDonagh, who was responsible for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, film that earned Frances McDormand her first Academy Award win in 2018.

In the recent awards circuit, both films have been acclaimed and have received several “Best Picture” awards, which makes more difficult to know which one will get the most important Oscar of the night.

The winners for the acting categories are more predictable -considering previous award ceremonies- and things look very optimistic for Everything Everywhere All at Once: Michelle Yeoh is set to win the award for Best Actress (even though Cate Blanchett took the Critics’ Choice Award), while Ke Huy Quan is most likely to win the Supporting Actor category. But don’t expect to see Jamie Lee Curtis or Stephanie Hsu receiving the Supporting Actress Award, which is probably going to Angela Bassett for her work on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, being the first Oscar in a major acting category for a Marvel movie. Meanwhile, Brendan Fraser is still the favorite to win the Best Actor award for his performance on Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale.

If you don’t wanna miss the ceremony and find out who the winners will be, here’s all you need to know about the 2023 Oscars.

When are the Oscars?

The Oscars will be held Sunday, March 12, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

What time do the Oscars start?

The ceremony is set to begin at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PT.

Where to watch the Oscars?

The 2023 Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC.

Where to stream the Oscars?

The broadcast can be streamed with a subscription to Hulu Live TV, YouTubeTV, AT&T TV and Fubo TV. Some of these services offer brief free trials. You can also stream the show on ABC.com and on the ABC app by authenticating your provider.

Who’s hosting the Oscars?

Jimmy Kimmel will host for the third time, his first since 2018. That was also the last Oscars to feature a solo host. The show went hostless for several years after Kimmel’s last outing. Last year, Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes hosted as a trio. In an ad for this year’s show styled after Top Gun: Maverick, Kimmel made his humble case for being the right person for the job while noting that he can’t get slapped because “I cry a lot.” He also said to Billboard: “Nobody got hit when I hosted the show.”, and mentioned a contingency plan if something like last year’s slap happens: “Well, I size them up, and, if I’m bigger than they are, I beat the shit out of them on television. And if it’s the Rock, I run.”

What’s nominated for best picture at the 2023 Oscars?

The 10 movies competing for best picture are: All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar: The Way of Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick, Triangle of Sadness, Women Talking. Here’s a guide to how you can watch them.

Who’s presenting?

The first announced round of presenters are: Riz Ahmed, Emily Blunt, Glenn Close, Jennifer Connelly, Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Troy Kotsur, Jonathan Majors, Melissa McCarthy, Janelle Monáe, Deepika Padukone, Questlove, Zoe Saldaña and Donnie Yen.

Who is performing at the 2023 Oscars?

As every year, the nominees for Best Song will perform on stage, but only a few have confirmed their presentation. Rihanna will perform Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Kala Bhairava will sing M.M. Keeravaani’s Naatu Naatu from RRR.

Son Lux will perform “This is a Life” from Everything Everywhere All At Once, next to Talking Heads’ David Byrne and actress Stephanie Hsu. Sofia Carson and Diane Warren will sing “Applause” from Tell it Like a Woman, and Lenny Kravitz will sing during the In Memoriam tribute.

No official word yet on whether Lady Gaga will sing Hold My Hand, from Top Gun: Maverick, during the show.

Who are the favorites?

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s indie sci-fi hit Everything Everywhere All at Once comes in with a leading 11 nominations. Close on its heels, though, is the Irish friends-falling-out dark comedy The Banshees of Inisherin, with nine nods, a total matched by Netflix’s WWI film All Quiet on the Western Front. Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once) may have a slight edge on Cate Blanchett (Tár) for best actress. Best actor is harder to call, with Brendan Fraser (The Whale) and Austin Butler (Elvis) in the mix.

In the supporting categories, Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) and Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once) are the frontrunners, though Jamie Lee Curtis’ Screen Actors Guild Awards win may have thrown a wrench into the supporting actress category. Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans) may win his third best director Oscar, though the Daniels may have emerged as the favorites.

What’s been controversial this year?

Aside from the usual snubs and surprises, this year’s biggest to-do has been the debate surrounding Andrea Riseborough’s unexpected nomination for best actress. Riseborough was nominated for the little-seen Texas-set drama To Leslie after many A-list stars rallied around her performance. When two other best-actress contenders – Danielle Deadwyler (Till) and Viola Davis (Woman King) – were snubbed, some saw that as a reflection of racial bias in the film industry. The academy launched an inquiry into the star-studded, grassroots campaign for Riseborough but found no reason to rescind her nomination.

What else should you look for?

Just the reading of the title to one of this year’s short film nominees should prompt a wave of giggles. John Williams (The Fabelmans), up for best score, is the oldest nominee ever, at 90 years old. After historic back-to-back best-director wins by Chloé Zhao (Nomadland) and Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog), no women were nominated this year for best director. Also don’t expect to see Will Smith at the Oscars anytime soon. After striking Chris Rock at last year’s ceremony, Smith was banned by the film academy from attending for 10 years.

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