Everything you have to know concerning the 2023 Academy Awards

The 2023 Oscars is right here, and it’s searching for a comeback.

Ratings proceed to be a wrestle for the ceremony’s telecast — final 12 months was the second lowest within the present’s historical past (15.4 million viewers versus 23.6 million in 2020 proper earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic).

And the specter of eventual lead actor winner Will Smith’s onstage slap of presenter Chris Rock, which spoiled the present’s return to post-pandemic normalcy, continues to loom over this 12 months’s ceremony.

Yet the movement image academy appears poised to maintain Hollywood’s greatest night time consistent with its new “crisis team” in place ought to something untoward occur throughout the ceremony.

The nomination of a number of blockbusters for finest image goals to draw some buzz. The academy has even gotten Rihanna to carry out her Oscar-nominated tune, “Lift Me Up,” from the movie “Wakanda Forever.” After all, the pop star gave the 2023 Super Bowl its personal rankings bump with extra followers tuning in to observe the pop star quite than to observe the sport itself.

But make no mistake, the academy continues to be attempting to maintain its personal model of the large recreation on the middle, bringing again all 23 awards classes to the dwell telecast.

What time is the present? How can I watch it?

The ninety fifth Academy Awards will air at 5 p.m. Pacific Sunday on ABC and can be accessible to stream on Hulu Live TV, YouTubeTV, DirecTV Stream and FuboTV, all of which have free trials for brand spanking new clients.

The present will happen in Los Angeles on the Dolby Theatre, the place every ceremony has been held since 2002, except for a cease at Union Station in 2021 for an intimate ceremony as a result of pandemic gathering restrictions.

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Who’s internet hosting?

Jimmy Kimmel, left, and Warren Beatty on the 2017 Oscars after Beatty mistakenly introduced “La La Land” for finest image; “Moonlight” really received the award. Kimmel will host for a 3rd time on the ninety fifth Academy Awards on Sunday.

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Jimmy Kimmel is returning to host the Oscars for the third time. He beforehand hosted in 2018 and in 2017, wherein “La La Land” was mistakenly named finest image as a substitute of the particular winner, “Moonlight.” In the fast aftermath, Kimmel ushered the awkward hand-off between the 2 movie productions, and cracked jokes so as to add levity to the unprecedented flub.

A well-known face and poise amid the surprising is what present producers need in a post-slap world.

“That’s why you want someone like Jimmy onstage who is used to dealing with live TV: Things don’t always go as planned,” Bill Kramer, chief government of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, informed Time. “So you have a host in place who can really pivot and manage those moments.”

Kimmel joked about his Oscars return Thursday on “Good Morning America,” saying: “Nobody got hit when I hosted the show — everybody was well-behaved at my Oscars.”

The late-night discuss present host additionally teased that he’ll “have some good things to say about” the slap as part of his comedian routine.

“I think it’s gonna be on everybody’s mind, everybody’s gonna be waiting for that moment,” Kimmel stated, referring to his jokes that can handle the slap. “That will be part of the show, but certainly not the focus of the show.”

Who and what’s nominated?

The nominations have been introduced in January by actors Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams. “Everything Everywhere All at Once” leads with 11, adopted by Netflix’s German struggle film “All Quiet on the Western Front” and the Irish darkish comedy “The Banshees of Inisherin,” with 9 every, and “Elvis” with eight.

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Box workplace triumphs “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” landed six, 5 and 4 nods, respectively. The finest image nominations for “Top Gun” and “Avatar” marked the primary time multiple nominee had grossed greater than $1 billion globally. Academy leaders hope together with extra widespread movies within the awards present will draw in additional viewers.

Below are the tasks and performances which were nominated in some main classes, taken from the whole record of 2023 nominees:

Best image

“All Quiet on the Western Front”
“Avatar: The Way of Water”
“The Banshees of Inisherin”
“Everything Everywhere All at Once”
“The Fabelmans”
“Top Gun: Maverick”
“Triangle of Sadness”
“Women Talking”

Lead actor

Austin Butler (“Elvis”)
Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”)
Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”)
Bill Nighy (“Living”)

Lead actress

Cate Blanchett (“Tár”)
Ana de Armas (“Blonde”)
Andrea Riseborough (“To Leslie”)
Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”)
Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

Supporting actor

Brendan Gleeson (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Brian Tyree Henry (“Causeway”)
Judd Hirsch (“The Fabelmans”)
Barry Keoghan (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

Supporting actress

Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)
Hong Chau (“The Whale”)
Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Jamie Lee Curtis (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Stephanie Hsu (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

Who’s performing?

Lady Gaga will not be performing her nominated tune, energy ballad “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick.” But there received’t be a scarcity of star energy, as Rihanna will headline this 12 months’s record of performers.

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The “Anti” singer was the primary to be introduced and can carry out “Lift Me Up,” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

“Descendants” star Sofia Carson, accompanied by songwriter Diane Warren, will carry out “Applause” from the anthology movie “Tell It Like a Woman.” That tune marks Warren’s 14th Oscar nomination. Her most up-to-date nod got here in 2022 for “Somehow You Do” from the drama “Four Good Days,” and she or he obtained an honorary award on the academy’s Governors Awards in November.

The Talking Heads’ David Byrne, additionally an Oscar winner, will take the stage to sing “This Is a Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” with Hsu and music trio Son Lux. Indie music icon Mitski, who co-wrote the tune, is not going to be performing.

Telugu-language singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava will make their Oscars debut performing their tune, “Naatu Naatu,” from Indian motion epic “RRR.”

Rock famous person Lenny Kravitz is ready to carry out throughout the In Memoriam phase.

Who’s presenting?

The academy introduced the final of its presenters Thursday, that includes Oscar winner Halle Berry, the primary and solely Black lady to win for lead actress. Other presenters embrace Paul Dano, Cara Delevingne, Harrison Ford, Kate Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Andie MacDoproperly, Elizabeth Olsen, John Travolta and Pedro Pascal.

Previously introduced Oscars presenters embrace Riz Ahmed, Halle Bailey, Antonio Banderas, Elizabeth Banks, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, John Cho, Glenn Close, Jennifer Connelly, Ariana DeBose, Andrew Garfield, Hugh Grant, Danai Gurira, Salma Hayek Pinault, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Nicole Kidman, Troy Kotsur, Jonathan Majors, Melissa McCarthy, Janelle Monáe, Deepika Padukone, Florence Pugh, Questlove, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver and Donnie Yen.

The jury continues to be out on who will current the lead actor award. Typically, the earlier 12 months’s winner does the honors. Smith, who received the class in 2022, is banned from the present for the subsequent decade.

Times workers writers Josh Rottenberg and Nardine Saad contributed to this report.