The Oscars 2023: nominations, date, host and everything we know about the 95th Academy Awards

89th Oscars billboard featuring Jimmy Kimmel
A billboard for the 89th Oscars in 2017 (Image credit: Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

As we have officially said goodbye to 2022, it's time to honor the best movies of 2022 with Oscars. The Oscars 2023, aka 95th Academy Awards, is set to recognize some of the best achievements in movies from the last calendar year.

In a slew of awards shows — including the BAFTA, SAG Awards and the previously announced Golden Globes — the Oscars are still widely considered "Hollywood's biggest night." So, what do you need to know about this year's Oscar ceremony? When is it? Who is hosting? And what movies are going to be up for the big awards?

We go over all of that right here.

The Oscars 2023 date

The Oscars 2023 are set to air live Sunday, March 12, at 8 pm ET/5 pm ET on ABC in the US. The awards ceremony airs live at 1 am UK time.

While it still feels weird that we'd be handing out 2022 end-of-the-year awards in March 2023, the date for the 95th Oscars is actually two weeks earlier than the 2022 edition, which took place on March 27.

2023 Oscar nominations

Everything Everywhere All at Once Stephanie Hsu Michelle Yeoh Ke Huy Quan

Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan in Everything Everywhere All at Once (Image credit: Allyson Riggs)

The full slate of 2023 Oscar nominations have been revealed, with Everything Everywhere All at Once leading the way with 11 total nominations, followed by All Quiet on the Western Front and The Banshees of Inisherin with nine each.

The 10 Best Picture nominees 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 and Women Talking.

Check all of the 2023 Oscar nominations, but here's a quick look at some of the other top categories:

Best Director

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

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

  • Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Brian Tyree Henry, Causeway
  • Judd Hirsch, The Fabelmans
  • Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Supporting Actress

  • Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Hong Chau, The Whale
  • Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Oscars 2023 host

The Oscars have announced they are bringing back Jimmy Kimmel to host this year's ceremony. This is the third time Kimmel, who hosts his Jimmy Kimmel Live late-night show on ABC, is serving as Oscar host; he previously did so in 2017 and 2018.

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This puts Kimmel in a small group of people who have hosted the Oscars three times or more. That list includes:

  • Jerry Lewis (three times)
  • Steve Martin (three times)
  • David Niven (three times)
  • Whoopi Goldberg (four times)
  • Jack Lemmon (four times)
  • Johnny Carson (five times)
  • Billy Crystal (nine times)
  • Bob Hope (19 times)

The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab) quoted Kimmel speaking/joking about the announcement: "Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honor or a trap. Either way, I’m grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no."

What else we know about the Oscars 2023 awards ceremony

As they have for most of the 21st Century (save for 2021 when the ceremony was held at LA's Union Station), the 95th Oscars is taking place at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood. 

Still months away from the actual ceremony, additional details are scarce, though we do know that veteran live TV producers Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner are producing the ceremony. In addition, Jimmy Kimmel's wife and co-head writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live, Molly McNearney, is serving as an executive producer for the ceremony.

We do not know at this time if any of the unique choices from the 2022 Oscar ceremony are going to be kept. These included presenting eight awards prior to the ceremony and editing them into the show broadcast, as well as fan-voted categories for favorite movies and favorite movie moments.

The Oscars categories

There are 23 Oscars categories this year, ranging from Best Picture to the best acting performances of the year, script and behind-the-scenes work. Here are all Oscar categories for this year:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Animated Features
  • Best Animated Short
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Documentary Feature
  • Best Documentary Short
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best International Feature
  • Best Live Action Short
  • Best Makeup & Hairstyling
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Original Song
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Sound
  • Best Visual Effects

It has been reported (opens in new tab) that, unlike in 2022 when eight categories were awarded ahead of the TV broadcast and then edited in, all 23 categories are going to air as part of the official 2023 Oscar broadcast.

How to watch the Oscars in the US

The Oscars air live in the US on ABC. This makes them very easy to watch as there is a local ABC station in every US TV market, with every traditional cable/satellite pay-TV provider required to carry the station. Local station signals can also be picked up with a TV antenna. Even if you have cut the cord and moved away from a traditional pay-TV subscription, ABC is also available on streaming services like FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV.

How to watch the Oscars anywhere else in the world

International viewers can also tune into the Oscars live, with more than 200 territories worldwide showing the awards ceremony. 

In the UK the Oscars airs on Sky TV (opens in new tab), in Ireland it's RTÉ2 (opens in new tab), CTV (opens in new tab) shows the Oscars in Canada and in Australia it's on free-to-air Channel Seven and streaming player 7Plus (opens in new tab). Check out the full list of where to watch the Oscars around the world (opens in new tab) in all international markets.

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd (opens in new tab).