With the completion of all the major awards, including the Directors Guild Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, we are days away from the most prominent award ceremony—the Oscars.
Before we spill the tea about all the details of the event, do you know why the awards are called the Oscars?
The official trophy at the Awards is named the “Academy Awards of Merit,” but they adopted the nickname after 1939 as everyone started using the word Oscar only for the Academy Awards.
The popular story is that the librarian at the Academy Awards office felt like the trophy looked like its uncle Oscar and maybe talked about it to enough people that the word spread worldwide.
The Academy Awards are very significant in the entertainment industry. The awards are also given in such a way that everyone from all fields involved in the industry gets recognition for their work.
The ceremony will commence at the Dolby Theatre in the Ovation Hollywood Shopping Mall in Los Angeles on March 12.
The ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. ET in the night and will last for three hours. The show will conclude around 11 p.m. Usually, the red carpet for the show begins two hours before the event.
Oscars Awards 2023
The Academy Awards full ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC.
ABC is available on all cable and satellite subscriptions, and if you have cable, it is free on most TVs.
If you don’t have access to cable or satellite connections, you can watch the Oscars using streaming services too. Platforms like Sling TV, YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Live TV will be streaming the event live.
The first pre-show segment will be on “Red Carpet Live: Countdown to Oscars 95, which will be hosted by ABC News and air live on ABC from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT/1-4 p.m. ET.
The Countdown to the Oscars lead-in show will then be hosted by Ashley Graham, Vanessa Hudgens, and Lilly Singh and airs on ABC at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.
Jimmy Kimmel is returning as an emcee again to host the Academy Awards for the third time in three years.
He hosted the 2017 and 2018 awards and was called back again. In a video prepared before the ceremony, Jimmy, remembering last year’s Will Smith slap incident, said that he is unslappable and cries a lot.
The nominations for the Golden Knight are led by “Everything, Everywhere, At Once,” which has withheld 11 nominations; “The Banshees of Inishirin,” with nine nominations; “All Quiet on the Western Front,” with nine nominations; and “Elvis,” and “The Fabelamans” with eight nominations; and with seven nominations respectively.
At last year’s Awards, the Best Film Award was won by a film launched on an OTT platform for the very first time, and everyone’s eyes are glued to see if it will happen this year as well with Netflix’s All Quiet On The West Front.
The voting period began on March 2, 2023, and will end on March 7, 2023.
Coming upon the performances, Rihanna will be performing this year’s Academy Award-nominated song “Lift Me Up,” which features in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2023).
The Academy has also revealed that the other Best Original Song nominees will also be performing at D-Day.
Sofia Carson’s Applause from Tell It Like a Woman, This Is A Life from by David Byrne, Stephanie Hsu, and Son Lux from the movie Everything Everywhere All At Once and Naatu Naatu by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava from Indian movie RRR will also be performed that night at the Awards.