The Golden Globes awards have been given out, kicking off awards season with a suitably glamorous evening.
The Globes are followed in quick succession by the likes of the Baftas, Grammys and, finally, the Oscars, arguably the biggest night in cinema. Here’s everything you need to know about the Academy Awards ceremony 2023.
When are the Oscars nominees announced?
The 2023 Academy Award nominees will be announced on Tuesday, January 24.
Among the favourites to be nominated Top Gun: Maverick, Tár, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Elvis, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Fabelmans and The Banshees of Inisherin.
The Banshees of Inisherin and The Fabelmans were among the big winners at the Golden Globes this year.
When is the Oscars award ceremony?
The Academy Awards, which is hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, will be on 12 March this year. Its home has been the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center since 2002 and in 2023 the event will be held in the same place, now renamed Ovation Hollywood.
It will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who said in November: “Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honour or a trap. Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no.”
The ceremony is the 95th in the organisation’s history. Bill Kramer, the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said: “All I will say right now is that our anniversary, the 95th Oscars, is extremely important to us.
“I think it sets a really interesting rhythm for our 100th. You see this in the museum. I think we are able to celebrate our legacy while bringing the Academy into the future and the show will reflect that.”
Last year scandal erupted after Will Smith attacked Chris Rock on stage during the ceremony.
Rock made reference to the appearance of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who has a hair-loss condition, likening her appearance to the 1997 film G.I. Jane in which actress Demi Moore shaved her head.
Smith, 53, then strode up to the stage and slapped Rock across the face. It is not clear whether Rock knew of Pinkett Smith’s hair-loss condition.
Smith, who had won Best Actor that night for his role as the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams in movie King Richard, was later banned from the Academy for 10 years. In a statement posted to Instagram following the incident, the actor publicly apologised to you Rock, saying he was “out of line and wrong”.
“I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness,” he said.
“I would also like to apologise to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologise to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family.”
How can I watch the Oscars?
The Oscars website says the UK broadcasting network will be Sky. Last year the ceremony was on Sky Cinema.
It aired at 8pm local time, which was at 1am UK time. The ceremony is broadcast in 200 territories worldwide. You can also stream it on services like Hulu Live TV, YouTubeTV, AT&T TV and FuboTV, but yo may need a VPN to do so.