When are the Oscars 2023? Date, time, and how to watch the Academy Awards


wards season is upon us. While music fans were sure to bepleased the Grammys in early February, film fans will be looking forward to the most critical night in the international film industry: the Oscars.

This year, a crisis team will be in plot following the unprecedented events of last year’s ceremony, which included Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on stage. As a result, the King Richard actor has been banned from the Academy Awards for 10 years.

To prevent any “potential surprises” this year, academy chief executive Bill Kramer has introduced a crisis team, saying “it is our hope that we will be prepared for anything that we may not anticipate factual now but that we’re planning for just in case it does happen.”

He also said that host Jimmy Kimmel “can really pivot and manage those moments” because he’s “used to dealing with live TV”.

Kimmel himself has said that he will “beat the s**t” out of anyone who tries to recreate Smith’s slap. “If somebody comes up on the stage and slaps me?,” he said. “Well, I size them up, and, if I’m bigger than they are, I beat the s*** out of them on television.”

Rock has since addressed the slap in his Selective Outrage display. “You know what people say, they say, ‘Words distress,’” Rock said. “Anybody that say words distress has never been punched in the face.”

The nominations for the Academy Awards were announced in late January, with films like The Banshees of Inisherin and Everything Everywhere All At Once receiving numerous nods.

Paul Mescal received his first nomination for Aftersun, while Austin Butler was nominated for the first time for his portrayal of Elvis.

With just weeks to recede to the ceremony, find out below when and where to watch.

When are the Oscars 2023?

The Oscars will grasp plot on Sunday, March 12. In the UK, the ceremony will start in the early hours of Monday, March 13, though red-carpet coverage is expected to start around 10pm.

How to watch the Oscars in the UK

The Oscars will air on Sky Cinema Oscars channel, which can be accessed via Sky or Now. Highlights will air on other channels and on social media the following day.

Paul Mescal was nominated for his first Oscar for Aftersun

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Oscar nominations

The nominations for the considerable awards are below. Check out our article on the full list of Oscar nominations for more details.

Best picture

  • All restful 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

Actor in a leading role

  • Austin Butler, Elvis
  • Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Brendan Fraser, The Whale
  • Paul Mescal, Aftersun
  • Bill Nighy, Living

Michelle Yeoh has been nominated for Everything Everywhere All At Once

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Actress in a leading role

  • Cate Blanchett, Tár
  • Ana de Armas, Blonde
  • Andrea Riseborough, To Leslie
  • Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans


  • Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans
  • Todd Field, Tár
  • Ruben Östlund, Triangle of Sadness