Everything You Need To Know About the 2023 Oscars, Including theNew Host

Check out Chris Rock's comments on hosting the 95th annual show.

Hopefully the drama will be kept in the movies at the 95th annual Academy Awards. Hollywood’s biggest night is returning and moving forward from the slap that overshadowed the 2022 Oscars

“We want to move forward and have an Oscars that celebrates cinema,” Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences CEO Bill Kramer said during a press conference in August 2022 (via Variety). “That’s our focus right now, it’s really about moving forward.”

Kramer also said that with the 2023 ceremony being the show's "95th anniversary, we want to return to a show that has reverence for film and 95 years of the Oscars."

"It’s a moment to really reflect on our membership, all craft areas, our changing industry, our fans," the Academy CEO added. "There are ways to do that, that are entertaining and authentic, and that are tied to our mission to honor excellence in movie making.”

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At the Toronto International Film Festival in September, Kramer shared (via Entertainment Weekly) that the 95th Academy Awards will be a "return to a show that's about a love of cinema, international cinema, diverse artists" and revealed that "there are going to be some great legacy surprises."

The 2023 Oscars will be produced by Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner of White Cherry Entertainment. “We are thrilled to have Glenn and Ricky at the helm,” Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang said in a previous press release. “Their expertise in live television production is exactly what the Oscars needs.”

From the show’s date to when the nominees will be announced, here is everything we know so far about the 2023 Oscars:

When are the 2023 Oscars?

The 95th annual Academy Awards are scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023.

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How to watch the 2023 Oscars?

The Oscars will air live on ABC.

Where will the 2023 Oscars take place?

The ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.

Who is hosting the 2023 Oscars?

Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the 2023 Oscars. He joked in a statement, "Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honor or a trap. Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no."

Chris Rock, who was slapped on stage at the 94th Academy Awards, reportedly told an audience during a show that he turned down an offer to host the 2023 ceremony, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Rock previously hosted the Oscars in 2005 and 2016.

Who are the new seat-fillers for the 2023 Oscars?

In an unprecedented move, the Academy will use members of the Academy without tickets to serve as seat-fillers for the 2023 awards show. This change comes on the heels of a suggestion by an AMPAS member who was frustrated by the annual lottery system for tickets to the A-list event.

Just days after the Sept. 17 all-members meeting where the suggestion was made, the Academy sent an email to members with a number of reforms for 2023, including the new option for members to serve as seat-fillers.

The memo read in part, "Regarding the Oscars, we too loved the suggestion to have members serve as seat-fillers. We will enact this for the March 12 show and will provide information later this fall about seat-filler guidelines and protocols. In addition, the member lottery will return, with PwC now overseeing the process of vetting and selection."

Who are the 2023 Academy Award nominees?

The nominees will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023.

Check back for updates!

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