·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
Mon, 23 January 2023 at 5:09 pm GMT
The 95th Academy Awards are just around the corner, and organisers will be hoping to hit the headlines for all the right reasons this year.
In 2022, the ceremony was dominated by best actor winner Will Smith getting up on stage and slapping host Chris Rock after taking offence at a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
But what will everyone be talking about this year, and who is up for an award?
When is the Oscars 2023 being held?
The 95th Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars 2023, will be held on 12 March.
As usual, the ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
How can I watch the Oscars 2023?
Keen UK film fans hoping to watch the ceremony as it unfolds will have a late night ahead of them, as the awards will be announced through the night while they take place in West Coast US.
The ceremony kicks off in the evening in Hollywood, meaning that UK viewers will need to be awake at 1am to watch who the winners are.
Sky is the broadcast partner in the UK again, and is expected to air the ceremony on Sky Cinema.
Who is nominated for an award this year?
The nominations for this year’s awards are set to be announced on Tuesday, 24 January.
Nominees usually follow the same trends as other awards ceremonies, so The Banshees of Inisherin, The Fabelmans, Elvis and The Whale are all expected to do well.
Who is hosting the Oscars this year?
Comedian Chris Rock will not be back to host after last year’s controversy, with chat show host Jimmy Kimmel taking over proceedings this time.
The Academy should be in safe hands with Kimmel as he has previously hosted the ceremony in 2017 and 2018.
He is also an old hand as awards host for the Emmys, which he hosted in 2012, 2016 and 2020.
Will Chris Rock and Will Smith be at the Oscars?
It doesn’t look as though Chris Rock will be back this year as Kimmel is taking over as host this year.
Will Smith will not be back at the Dolby Theatre either, as he had to resign from his membership of the Academy over the fight last year.
Smith has been banned from attending all Academy functions, including the Oscars, for 10 years as a result of slapping Rock.