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Oscars 2023: Who is nominated and how to watch the ceremony

Final preparations underway in Hollywood for 95th annual Oscars ceremony  (AP)
Final preparations underway in Hollywood for 95th annual Oscars ceremony (AP)

Film fans are gearing up for a special occasion as the Oscars takes place in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Films such as Everything Everywhere All At Once, The Banshees of Inisherin, All Quiet on the Western Front and Elvis will be competing for the top prize on the night, while the likes of Brendan Fraser, Austin Butler, Michelle Yeoh and Cate Blanchett are all up for acting awards.

Below is everything you need to know about the 95thAcademy Awards, including when they are and how to watch the live show in the UK.

When is the show?

The Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 12, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony is set to begin at 8pm EDT (1am GMT) and will broadcast live on ABC.

(L-R) Cate Blanchett, Michelle Yeoh and Paul Mescal on the red carpet
(L-R) Cate Blanchett, Michelle Yeoh and Paul Mescal on the red carpet

Is the show available to stream?

The broadcast can be streamed with a subscription to Hulu Live TV, YouTubeTV, AT&T TV and Fubo TV. Some of these services offer free trials.

In the UK, you can watch this year’s Oscars ceremony live on Sky Showcase and streaming serviceNOW from 12am to 3am GMT on Monday.

Live coverage will also be available on the Sky Cinema Oscarschannel, which comes as part of the Sky Cinema package. The channel is also available on NOW.

Past winners include Olivia Coleman and Daniel Kaluuya (Evening Standard composite)
Past winners include Olivia Coleman and Daniel Kaluuya (Evening Standard composite)

Who’s hosting?

Jimmy Kimmel will host for the third time and his first time since 2018. That was also the last Oscars to feature a solo host. The show went hostless for several years after Kimmel’s last outing.

Last year, Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes hosted as a trio. In an ad for this year’s show styled after "Top Gun: Maverick," Kimmel made his humble case for being the right person for the job while noting that he can’t get slapped because "I cry a lot."

The Banshees Of Inisherin is hoping for Oscars success but faces stiff competition from Everything Everywhere All At Once (PA Media)
The Banshees Of Inisherin is hoping for Oscars success but faces stiff competition from Everything Everywhere All At Once (PA Media)

What films have been nominated ?

The 10 movies competing for best picture are: "All Quiet on the Western Front," "Avatar: The Way of Water," "The Banshees of Inisherin," "Elvis," "Everything Everywhere All at Once," "The Fabelmans," "Tár," "Top Gun: Maverick," "Triangle of Sadness," "Women Talking."

Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the show for the third time (PA Media)
Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the show for the third time (PA Media)

Who is presenting?

Presenters include: Halle Bailey, Antonio Banderas, Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Chastain, John Cho, Andrew Garfield, Hugh Grant, Danai Gurira, Salma Hayek Pinault, Nicole Kidman, Florence Pugh and Sigourney Weaver.

They join a previously announced group including: 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 and Donnie Yen.

A third wave was announced Thursday: Halle Berry, Paul Dano, Cara Delevingne, Harrison Ford, Kate Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Olsen, Pedro Pascal and John Travolta.

What are this year’s controversies?

Aside from the usual snubs and surprises, this year’s biggest to-do has been the debate surrounding Andrea Riseborough’s unexpected nomination for best actress. Riseborough was nominated for the little-seen, Texas-set drama "To Leslie" after many A-list stars rallied around her performance. When two other best-actress contenders — Danielle Deadwyler ("Till") and Viola Davis ("Woman King") — were snubbed, some saw that as a reflection of racial bias in the film industry. The academy launched an inquiry into the star-studded, grassroots campaign for Riseborough but found no reason to rescind her nomination.