Oscars 2023: date, time and how to watch in India
Oscars 2023: date, time and how to watch in India
The 2023 Oscars – or the 95th Academy Awards – are almost upon our eyes, celebrating the film industry’s outstanding performers and storytellers over the past year. No less than 10 films are in the running for the Best Picture honor this year, with the critical darling Everything Everywhere, All At Once, picking up 11 nominations. Meanwhile, Germany’s anti-war epic All Quiet on the Western Front tied with Martin McDonagh’s latest Irish black comedy, The Banshees of Inisherin, getting nine nods apiece. The 2023 Oscars will be hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, who last appeared at the ceremony in 2018.
After the Will Smith slapping incident last year, the Academy is bringing in a “crisis team” to handle any unexpected emergencies in real time during the ceremony. “We have a whole crisis team, something we’ve never had before, and lots of plans in place,” Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) CEO Bill Kramer confirmed. in an interview. “We ran many scenarios. So we hope that we will be ready for everything that we may not be anticipating at the moment, but planning for in case it happens. The organization admitted that the response from its security team was not quick enough, allowing Smith to freely come on stage and slap presenter Chris Rock, because of a joke he made on the Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head, which she had shaved following a diagnosis of alopecia.
Oscars 2023 date and time
In India, the 2023 Oscars are scheduled to take place live in the early hours of Monday, March 13 at 5:30 a.m. IST. For American audiences, that translates to Sunday, March 12 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. The event will be broadcast live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, exclusively on the ABC network.
How to watch the Oscars 2023 in India
The 2023 Oscars will be broadcast live exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar in India, alongside Indonesia.
A Disney+ Hotstar subscription costs Rs. 299 per month for a Premium membership, which will let you watch the 2023 Oscars. There is also a Super plan, which allows 1080p streaming at Rs. 899 per year, although it comes with of advertisements.
2023 Oscars Presenters and Performers
As previously mentioned, Kimmel will be hosting the 2023 Oscars, introducing all the presenters and upcoming performances (hope he doesn’t waste too much time with his jokes). This year’s ceremony will see a long line of stars, who will present awards in various categories, including Halle Berry, Paul Dano, Cara Delevingne, Harrison Ford, Kate Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Olsen, John Travolta and current internet favorite Pedro Pascal.
Previously announced presenters include Halle Bailey, Antonio Banderas, Elizabeth Banks, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, John Cho, Glenn Close, Jennifer Connelly, Ariana DeBose, Andrew Garfield, Hugh Grant, Danai Gurira, Salma Hayek Pinault, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Nicole Kidman, Troy Kotsur, Jonathan Majors, Melissa McCarthy, Janelle Monáe, Deepika Padukone, Florence Pugh, Questlove, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Donnie Yen and Riz Ahmed. Ahmed also revealed Oscar nominations earlier this year with Allison Williams (Get Out).
Indian action epic RRR’s energetic track ‘Naatu Naatu’ will be performed live at the 2023 Oscars, with composer MM Keeravani also promising the dance aspect, with some stars on stage. The track was nominated for Best Original Song this year, competing with Top Gun: “Hold My Hand” by Maverick, “Lift Me Up” by Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, “This Is a Life” by Everything Everywhere. All at once, and say it like a woman’s “applause.”
Rihanna will make an appearance to perform the track Black Panther 2, while Best Supporting Actress nominee Stephanie Hsu will join musician David Byrne and musical trio Son Lux for a rendition of “This is a Life.” Sonia Carson and Dianne Warren will also perform “Applause” live on stage, the latter marking her 14th Oscar nomination.
Top Gun: Maverick’s “Hold My Hand” won’t be performed live at the 2023 Oscars, however, because singer Lady Gaga won’t be able to make it to the ceremony. “We invited the five nominees. We have a great relationship with Lady Gaga and her camp. She’s shooting a movie right now,” Glenn Weiss, Executive Producer, Oscars, confirmed earlier this week (via Variety). “Here we honor the movie industry and what it takes to make a movie after a bunch of back and forth…I didn’t feel like she could pull off a performance of the caliber we’re used to with her and what she’s used to. So she’s not going to be on the show.
The 2023 Oscar nominees
As previously mentioned, the highly creative Everything Everywhere All at Once leads the pack with 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Michelle Yeoh for Best Actress, Ke Huy Quan for Best Supporting Actor and Jamie Lee Curtis for Best Supporting Actress. Of course, directing duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — colloquially known as the Daniels — also earned nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
Barry Keoghan and Ana de Armas both earned their first Oscar nominations for The Banshees of Inisherin and Blond, respectively. Meanwhile, Brendan Fraser made a dramatic comeback to mainstream Hollywood with The whaleearning a nod among the best actors of the year.
From India, we have three Oscar nominees, including RRR’s aforementioned track “Naatu Naatu.” Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes is in competition to be crowned Best Documentary Feature, while Kartiki Gonsalves’ The Elephant Whisperers is nominated for Best Documentary Short.
All Quiet on the Western Front looks to be one of the top contenders this year with nine nominations, including Best Picture. The film has already won the top prize at this year’s BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Film Awards, in addition to six other trophies.