The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles is hosting the 95th Academy Awards.
The 95th Academy Awards, which honor the best motion pictures of 2022 from around the world, are taking place in Los Angeles on Sunday (tonight).
Everyone is aware of the Oscars 2022 incident where Will Smith slapped Comedian Chris Rock across his face for making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss condition.
Hollywood is gearing up to move past the sting of last year’s ceremony as all of the industry’s big names prepare for the 95th Academy Awards.
Traditionally, the four acting Oscar winners from the previous year return to present the awards to their successors.
Last year’s winners Ariana DeBose, Troy Kotsur, and Jessica Chastain will present, but the fourth, Will Smith, will not attend due to a 10-year ban from attending the Oscars.
Even though more than 50 celebrities have been lined up to present the trophies, fans are curious as to who will replace Smith.
This year’s presenters include Harrison Ford, Nicole Kidman, Samuel L Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Zoe Saldaa, Sigourney Weaver, and John Travolta.
Interestingly, Halle Berry has been invited to speak as well. She is still the only woman of colour to win best leading actress at the Oscars, but Yeoh could be the second.
Paul Dano, Andrew Garfield, Cara Delevingne, Kate Hudson, Michael B Jordan, Jonathan Majors, Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Andie MacDowell, and Riz Ahmed are among the other category presenters.
The trophies will be presented by Antonio Banderas, Elizabeth Banks, Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Halle Bailey, Janelle Monáe, Questlove, Elizabeth Olsen, and Pedro Pascal, among others.
Here are the specifics for the 2023 Academy Awards.
The event, which will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Pacific, and will be broadcast live on ABC.
Jimmy Kimmel will host for the third time, but not since 2018. That was also the final Oscars with a single host. After Kimmel’s last appearance, the show went hostless for several years. Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes hosted as a trio last year.
— No red carpet at the Oscars: stars will walk on a champagne-colored carpet.
This year, all 23 categories will be awarded live.
Andrea Riseborough’s unexpected Best Actress nomination. Riseborough was nominated for her performance in the little-seen Texas-set drama “To Leslie” after many A-list stars supported her.
– Danielle Deadwyler (“Till”) and Viola Davis (“Woman King”) are two other best-actress contenders.
— At 90 years old, John Williams (“The Fabelmans”) is the oldest nominee ever for best score.
There are no female nominees for best director.
After Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland”) and Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”) won best director in back-to-back years, no women were nominated this year.
COMPETITION FOR BEST PICTURE’S
— All Quite on the western front
— Avatar: The Last Airbender
— Inisherin’s Banshees
— Everything, everywhere, at the same time
— Maverick from Top Gun
— Triangle of Despair—
Women Speaking.” Here’s a breakdown of how to watch them.
— Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s indie sci-fi smash “Everything Everywhere All at Once” receives the most nominations, with 11.
– Close behind is the Irish dark comedy “The Banshees of Inisherin,” which received nine nominations, a total matched by Netflix’s WWI film “All Quiet on the Western Front.”
—- Michelle Yeoh (“Everything, Everywhere, All at Once”) may have a slight edge over Cate Blanchett (“Tár”) for best actress.
— Best actor is more difficult to predict, with Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”) and Austin Butler (“Elvis”) in the running.
Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”) and Ke Huy Quan (“Everything, Everywhere, All at Once”) are the frontrunners in the supporting categories.
The victory of Jamie Lee Curtis at the Screen Actors Guild Awards may have thrown a spanner in the works.
Also, don’t expect Will Smith to attend the Oscars anytime soon. Smith was barred from attending the ceremony for ten years after striking Chris Rock at last year’s ceremony. Rock finally punched back at Smith with a blistering stand-up set about the incident in a live Netflix special on Saturday.
“Everything Everywhere All at Once”
The movie received the most nominations — 11, including best picture, actress (Yeoh), supporting actor (Ke Huy Quan), and supporting actress (Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu) — and there’s a very real possibility that it could win, well, everything everywhere all at once.