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?
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?
After trying out a trio of hosts in 2022 with Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes sharing duties, this time chat host Jimmy Kimmel is taking over the proceedings.
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?
It is unclear whether Chris Rock will return to this year’s Oscars. He was presenting the award in 2022 when the infamous spanking occurred.
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 is banned from all Academy functions, including the Academy Awards, for ten years as a result of slapping Rock.
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