The 95th Annual Academy Awards kicks off tonight and celebrates achievements across the film industry. The star-studded ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California, and will feature a performance by Rihanna after she headlined this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.
Whether you’re hoping to see which movie will take home the Best Picture award or want to see Rihanna’s second big performance of the year, here’s how and when to watch the Oscars.
When do the Oscars start?
The Oscars will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
Where can I watch the Oscars?
If you have a cable subscription, you can watch the Academy Awards for free on your local ABC station. You can also tune into the ceremony on the ABC website or app by logging in to your cable provider.
As for the red carpet coverage, the ABC News YouTube channel will stream the Academy Awards pre-show starting at 1:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT. While E! will broadcast it own coverage on the red carpet on his channel at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT, you can only watch it on cable or through a streaming subscription that the network carries.
Who hosts the Oscars?
Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars for a third time, having previously officiated the ceremony in 2017 and 2018.
At the 95th Academy Awards, the event returns to the solo host format, as the past several events have either had no host or a group of co-hosts, as we saw last year with Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes.
What are this year’s nominations?
Everything Everywhere Everything at once, Avatar: the way of the water, The Banshees of Inisherin, tarAnd Top gun: Maverick, are just some of the films nominated for Best Picture. Meanwhile, Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett, Brendan Fraser, Colin Farrell, Jamie Lee Curtis and many more actors and actresses are also up for prizes.
You can view the full list of nominations here.
What else can I expect?
Aside from Rihanna’s performance of “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverYou might also notice something else when you see this year’s red carpet, which is that it’s not actually red.
For the first time in more than six decades, the Oscars are replacing the red carpet with a champagne-colored one, apparently to offset the shadows cast by the tent that will cover the carpet due to a chance of rain. according to the Associated Press.