How to watch the 2023 Oscars in Canada

From who’s hosting and presenting to where to watch the show, we’ve got all the details.
March 3, 2023 12:40 p.m. EST
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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, 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.


Who is hosting the 2023 Oscars?

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.

Who is presenting at the 2023 Oscars?

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:

  • Riz Ahmed
  • Emily Blunt
  • Glenn Close
  • Jennifer Connelly
  • Ariana DeBose
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Michael B. Jordan
  • Troy Kotsur
  • Jonathan Majors
  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Janelle Monáe
  • Deepika Padukone
  • Questlove
  • Zoe Saldaña
  • Donnie Yen

Who is performing at the 2023 Oscars?

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. 

Who is nominated at the 2023 Oscars?

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.

How can I watch Oscars 2023 red carpet coverage?

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,, 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 InstagramTikTokTwitterFacebook, and YouTube. You can follow Etalk across social media for up-to-the-minute red carpet fashion coverage, too.

What time are the Oscars and where can I watch in Canada?

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 and the CTV app on Android and iOS.

How can I stream the 2023 Oscars in Canada?

You can stream the Oscars in Canada on on desktop, mobile web, and through the CTV app on Android and iOS on smartphones, tablets and connected TV devices.

How can I watch the 2023 Oscars for free?

You can watch the Oscars for free on the CTV website or app on Android and iOS.

How can I watch the 2023 Oscars live?

Tune into CTV's live broadcast to watch the Oscars live at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, March 12.

How can I watch the 2023 Oscars with no cable?

Watch the Oscars on and the CTV app Android and iOS.

Do I need a login for

You will need to select a TV provider and sign in with a CTV account to stream the Oscars live on

Where are the 2023 Oscars taking place?

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.

How can I make sure I don't miss anything at the 2023 Oscars?

Catch up on anything you might have missed from the 2023 Oscars on and Etalk's InstagramTikTokTwitterFacebook, and YouTube for everything from the red carpet to the exclusive celeb afterparties. 

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