Oliver O’Connell and Tom Murray
Thu, 9 March 2023 at 10:52 pm GMT
Hollywood is gearing up for the Oscars with the 95th Academy Awards this Sunday 12 March at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Everything Everywhere All at Once has the most nominations and is considered the frontrunner for best picture having won a string of top prizes at the guild awards that precede the Oscars.
Directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert are tipped for best director, and former child star Ke Huy Quan is expected to pick up best supporting actor. First-time nominee Michelle Yeoh could also become the first Asian best actress winner.
In a field of ten best picture nominees, Netflix’s German anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front could sneak an upset having picked up the best film trophy at the BAFTAs.
Host Jimmy Kimmel has said that he will address last year’s “The Slap” incident involving Will Smith and Chris Rock, noting it would be “ridiculous” not to. The academy will have its first-ever “crisis team” in place to react to any similar surprises.
The Independent will have all the latest from the [champagne-coloured] red carpet to the final award, including a performance from Rihanna, nominated for best original song for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
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Goldie Hawn has no time for the Oscars these days
22:52 , Tom Murray
One person who probably won’t be tuning in on Sunday is Oscar-winner Goldie Hawn. The Hollywood icon said in a recent interview that the Academy Awards are no longer “elegant”.
“I’m not old-fashioned, but sometimes jokes are off-colour. And I’m missing reverence,” she said.