Oscars 2023: Everything you need to know ahead of this year’s show 

Oscars 2023: Who are the top contenders for Best Picture? Where is the ceremony taking place? Everything you need to know ahead of this year’s show

Awards season is in full swing and all eyes are fast turning towards the biggest night of the year in Hollywood: The Academy Awards.

This year’s Oscars will take place in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with Jimmy Kimmel returning to host the show for a third time.

The bash will honour the best in film from 2022 with several projects and actors already being cited as favourties for nominations.

With this year’s nominees announced on Tuesday, January 24, MailOnline tells you everything you need to know about the awards. 

Host: This year's Oscars will take place in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with Jimmy Kimmel returning to host the show for a third time

Host: This year’s Oscars will take place in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with Jimmy Kimmel returning to host the show for a third time

When are the Oscars?

The 2023 Oscars are on Monday, March 12 2023. US viewers can watch the show on ABC while fans in the UK can also livestream the ceremony on the sub channel Sky Cinema Oscars. 

The ceremony will once again take place at the Dolby Theatre in LA after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences signed a signed a 20-year extension to its hosting deal, meaning the show will take place there until at least 2033.

Event: The ceremony will once again take place at the Dolby Theatre in LA (Cast of CODA pictured last year after winning Best Picture)

Event: The ceremony will once again take place at the Dolby Theatre in LA (Cast of CODA pictured last year after winning Best Picture) 

When are the nominations revealed?

The nominations are revealed at 8:30am ET in the US on March 12, or 1:30pm in the UK. 

Who are the favourites to win big?

In the Best Actor category, Austin Butler is all but gauranteed to be in the running for his lead role in the biopic Elvis, having already taken home the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama.

Likewise, Colin Farrell is a top contender for his performance in The Banshees Of Inisherin, which saw him win a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.

Brendan Fraser’s performance as a reclusive college professor struggling with obesity in The Whale has received universal praise as has Bill Nighy’s turn as a bureacrat facing an illness in Living is another name in the mix.

Acclaim: In the Best Actor category, Austin Butler is all but gauranteed to be in the running for his lead role in the biopic Elvis

Acclaim: In the Best Actor category, Austin Butler is all but gauranteed to be in the running for his lead role in the biopic Elvis

Contender: In the Best Actress category, Cate Blanchett's role as a world famous composer in TAR is thought to be a frontrunner

Contender: In the Best Actress category, Cate Blanchett’s role as a world famous composer in TAR is thought to be a frontrunner

Adam Sandler’s performance in Hustle, Paul Mescal’s in Aftersun and Hugh Jackman in The Son are also thought to be contenders.

In the Best Actress category, Cate Blanchett’s role as a world famous composer in TAR is thought to be a frontrunner.

Joining her could be Golden Globe winner Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All At Once and Viola Davis for her role in The Woman King.

Success: Viola Davis is thought to be in the running for her role in The Woman King

Success: Viola Davis is thought to be in the running for her role in The Woman King

Blonde: Ana de Armas' turn as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde is also thought to be in the running

Blonde: Ana de Armas’ turn as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde is also thought to be in the running

Danielle Deadwyler’s role as Emmet Till’s mother in Till has received universal praise while Ana de Armas’ turn as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde is also thought to be in the running.

Other names mentioned for the nomination include Margot Robbie for Babylon and Emma Thompson for Good Luck To You, Leo Grande.

Projects in the running for Best Picture include Avatar: The Way Of Water, Top Gun: Maverick, TAR, The Banshees of Inisherin, The Fabelmans, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Elvis and All Quiet On The Western Front. 

Blockbuster: Top Gun: Maverick has been named as a contender for Best Picture

Blockbuster: Top Gun: Maverick has been named as a contender for Best Picture

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