Everything we know about the 95th Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 26: The Oscar statuette on display during the 94th Oscars Week: Animated Film events at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on March 26, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

The Oscars are held in March. (Getty Images)

The 95th Academy Awards is just around the corner, and organizers will be hoping to make headlines this year for all the right reasons.

In 2022, the ceremony was dominated by Best Actor winner Will Smith, who took the stage and slapped host Chris Rock after taking offense at a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

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But what will everyone be talking about this year and who has a chance to win the prize?

When will the Oscars 2023 take place?

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

Traditionally, the ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

How can I watch the Oscars 2023?

The Oscar statuette is shown during the press screening of the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at the 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 be held at the Dolby Theatre. (AFP via Getty Images)

Avid film fans from the UK who want to watch the ceremony while it is in progress will have a late night ahead of them as the awards will be announced throughout the night while taking place on the US West Coast.

The ceremony will kick off in Hollywood tonight, meaning British viewers will have to get up at 1am to see who the winner is.

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Sky is again the UK broadcast partner and the ceremony is expected to be broadcast on Sky Cinema.

Who is nominated for the award this year?

Nominations for this year’s awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 24.

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

Who will host this year’s Oscars?

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars. (getty)

Comedian Chris Rock will not return to host after last year’s controversy, with chat host Jimmy Kimmel taking over the proceedings this time around.

The academy should be in good hands with Kimmel as he previously hosted ceremonies in 2017 and 2018.

He is also the old host of the Emmy Awards which he hosted in 2012, 2016 and 2020.

Will Chris Rock and Will Smith attend the Oscars?

HOLLYWOOD, CA - March 27, 2022. Chris Rock and Will Smith on stage at the 94th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater in Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 27, 2022. (Myung Chun/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Chris Rock and Will Smith at the 2022 Academy Awards. (Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

It doesn’t look like Chris Rock will be returning this year as Kimmel is taking over as host this year.

Will Smith will also not be returning to the Dolby Theater as he had to resign from the Academy due to last year’s fight.

Smith was barred from attending all Academy functions, including the Academy Awards, for 10 years as a result of slapping Rock.

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