The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is once again gathering for the biggest Hollywood event of the year. The 2023 Oscars will be the 95th celebration of the world’s most prestigious and time-honoured awards ceremony, when it takes place on Sunday, March 12, live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
It’s still a mystery who will win the Best Picture of the Night award, but we do know how to win all the prizes as they come along.
When will the 2023 Oscars start?
The Academy Awards begin at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. The awards show will also feature a red carpet pre-show starting at 6:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM PT, and some of the biggest celebrities and personalities of the night will arrive and conduct interviews before the ceremony. There will also be a replay of the ceremony at 8 p.m. PT for West Coast audiences.
How to watch the Oscars on cable TV
The 95th Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC as usual since 1976 and will be at the at least until 2028. Your local ABC broadcast partner should be available over the air for free as long as you have a digital receiver – probably built into your TV.
How to stream the Oscars
The Oscars can be viewed on any streaming TV service that offers local broadcast channels, including YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV and FuboTV. You can also watch the live broadcast of the 95th Academy Awards on the ABC websiteas long as you sign up with credentials from a pay TV subscription for a streaming service or cable package.
What to expect from the Oscars
Not a Will Smith performance, that’s for sure! Other than that, practically anything and everything could happen (all at once). Jimmy Kimmel will host this year, with the 95th Academy Award, the esteemed comedian and late-night talk show personality’s third time hosting the Oscars, with his first two coming in 2017 and 2018.
You can also expect a live performance of the Oscar-nominated original song “Naatu Naatu” from SS Rajamouli’s seminal Indian action drama RRR as sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava (the playback singers who performed the song during the film instead of the RRR with N. T. Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan). Neat!
How to watch the Oscar nominated movies
We’ve got you covered. Here you can stream the 10 Best Picture nominees and the many, many other films nominated in other categories.