Oscar is turning 95 this year, and what a time to be alive. After all the action that went down at last year’s Academy Awards, we can’t wait to see what will happen live as Hollywood’s top stars take the stage to fete themselves in 2023.
Glam squads and designers are working overtime ahead of the broadcast on Sunday, March 12 and you can watch the show at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on CTV, CTV.ca and the CTV app.
So what do you need to know heading into the biggest film awards of the year? Read on for all of the essential details.
Last year we had the trifecta of hosts when Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes divided and conquered the stage. This year, the Oscars are avoiding such experimental formats and sticking with a tried and true formula: Jimmy Kimmel. Yup, the late night host is helming the festivities for his third time, returning to the stage following his 2017 and 2018 hosting gigs.
“I feel like I have a good sense of what needs to be done. Really, you just have to be funny at the beginning, and funny throughout the whole thing, and then apologize repeatedly for how long the show was,” Kimmel told ABC.
We know Jennifer Coolidge fans were hoping she’d be asked to do the honours, but hey — there’s always next year.
The list of presenters continues to swell, but so far we know the following faces are glamming it up and practising their teleprompter-reading skills for the 2023 show:
Let it be known that the year of Rihanna continues, because fresh off her historic Super Bowl performance/pregnancy reveal, RiRi is taking the Oscars stage on March 12 to perform her Oscar-nominated single, “Lift Me Up” from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack. Notably, it’s her first time ever taking the Oscars stage.
Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava are also scheduled to perform their Oscar-nominated song “Naatu Naatu” from RRR, while Talking Heads founding member David Burne, Son Lux, Sofia Carson and Diane Warren are teaming up with Stephanie Hsu to perform “This Is a Life” from Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Sofia Carson is also scheduled to take the stage with Diane Warren to sing “Applause” from Tell It Like a Woman, and although it’s not official, we’re still fully expecting to see Lady Gaga belt out “Hold My Hand” alongside BloodPop to recognize Top Gun: Maverick’s nomination.
The darling heading into the Oscars on March 12 is Everything Everywhere All At Once. The Michelle Yeoh-starring film has serious momentum from the SAG and Critics Choice awards and is expected to do well with 11 nods. Those include Best Picture, Best Actress (Yeoh) and Best Supporting Actor and Actress (Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu).
The Banshees of Inisherin isn’t far behind with nine nominations. Surprisingly, the German remake of All Quiet on the Western Front also scored nine nods, so don’t count either of those films out.
Other notable nominees this year include first-time nominee Brendan Fraser, whose work in The Whale had critics raving (despite the controversy over his fat suit for the film), and Angela Basset, whose nomination for her work in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever makes her the first actor to ever earn an Oscar nod for a Marvel film.
Check out our roundup of the biggest snubs, surprises and reactions from the 2023 Oscar nominations, here.
Etalk will be the only Canadian outlet broadcasting live from the Oscars red carpet with Tyrone Edwards, Lainey Lui and Traci Melchor sharing exclusive looks and celebrity interviews. ETALK LIVE AT THE OSCARS airs across the country at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app. The coverage showcases the nominees, presenters, and performers as they arrive on the red carpet.
All those exclusive red carpet interviews will also be posted in real-time across Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. You can follow Etalk across social media for up-to-the-minute red carpet fashion coverage, too.
The 95th Academy Awards are broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood on Sunday, March 12 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. You can watch the Oscars live on CTV, CTV.ca and the CTV app on Android and iOS.
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The 95th Academy Awarsd will air live from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood on Sunday, March 12 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
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