Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 Oscars: Date, Streaming Options, Host, and Controversies
The 2023 Academy Awards are right around the corner and Hollywood is getting ready to celebrate. This year’s ceremony, set to take place on Sunday, March 12, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, is expected to feature “Everything Everywhere All at Once” as the lead nominee. While the film industry hopes to move past the challenges faced at last year’s ceremony, there are still some controversies brewing. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Oscars.
First and foremost, the Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. EST. If you don’t have access to a TV, don’t worry, as the ceremony can be streamed with a subscription to Hulu Live TV, YouTubeTV, AT&T TV, or Fubo TV. Some of these services also offer brief free trials, so it’s worth checking them out if you don’t have a subscription already. In addition, you can also stream the show on ABC.com or on the ABC app by authenticating your provider.
This year’s Oscars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who is returning for his third time as host and his first time since 2018. Kimmel’s last outing as host was the last Oscars to feature a solo host, as the show went hostless for several years afterward. 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 case for being the right person for the job while also humorously noting that he can’t get slapped because “I cry a lot.”
While the Oscars are always a cause for celebration in Hollywood, there are also some controversies to keep an eye on this year. For example, there has been some backlash over the fact that some films were released directly on streaming services instead of in theaters. This has led to concerns about the future of movie theaters and the impact that streaming could have on the film industry. Additionally, there has been some criticism about the lack of diversity among the nominees in certain categories.
Overall, the 2023 Oscars promise to be an exciting night for movie fans everywhere. With a great lineup of films and talented nominees, there’s sure to be plenty of drama and excitement on the big night. Whether you’re planning to watch on TV or stream the ceremony online, be sure to tune in to catch all the action as it unfolds.