As awards season is nearing to a close, what is arguably the biggest night in entertainment is soon to premiere: the Academy Awards. Also known as the Oscars, the coveted award show looks to spotlight the artistic and technical talents in cinema. Receiving an Oscar is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious awards in entertainment.
The 2023 Oscars is premiering on March 12 on ABC. Jimmy Kimmel is returning as host of the upcoming show and Rihanna is set to perform her newest single “Lift Me Up” on the special night.
Here, WWD lists everything to know about how to watch the red carpet, performances and more.
How to watch the red carpet
ABC will have its pre-show “On The Red Carpet Live: Countdown to Oscars 95” It will debut Sunday at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The pre-show will be hosted by “World News Tonight” weekend anchor Linsey Davis and “Good Morning America” weekend co-anchor Whit Johnson, including interviews from Oscar nominees. Laverne Cox will host “Live From E!: Oscars” on E! at 5 p.m. ET.
Who is hosting the ceremony?
Jimmy Kimmel is returning to host the Oscars for the third time. The “Live With Jimmy Kimmel!” star hosted the awards show in 2017 and 2018.
Who are the presenters?
Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Connelly, Ariana DeBose, Michael B. Jordan and Janelle Monáe have been tapped to present at the coveted award ceremony, along with a slew of other stars.
Who is performing?
Fresh off of her standout 2023 Super Bowl halftime show, Rihanna will be performing at the Oscars. The singer will perform her single “Lift Me Up” from the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” soundtrack. Other performances include Sofia Carson (“Applause” from “Tell It Like A Woman”), Stephanie Hsu will join Best Original Song nominees David Byrne and Son Lux to perform their nominated song “This Is a Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Who are the nominees?
The nominations for the award ceremony was released on Jan. 24 by Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams. “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” are all the films up for Best Picture.
How to watch the Oscars
The Oscars will broadcast on March 12 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. Cable and satellite subscribers already have access to ABC. Sling TV, fuboTV and Hulu+ Live TV will also be streaming the award show. Additionally, the coverage can be streamed on ABC News Live starting at 1:30 p.m. ET.