As one of the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry, the Oscars always generate a great deal of excitement and anticipation among movie fans and industry insiders alike. The Oscars 2023 is sure to be no exception, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes the best films and performances of the previous year. The wait for the most prestigious award is over now as it will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023 However, it will be streaming in India on 13 March on Disney Hotstar.
The Oscars ceremony is known for its glitz and glamour, and the 2023 ceremony is expected to be no different. Not the same as every year, the ceremony will feature a champagne carpet event this year, where celebrities and guests will be dressed to the nines, showcasing the latest fashion trends.
Of course, the main focus of the Oscars is always the nominees and winners. There are already a few contenders generating a lot of buzz. This year India has bagged three nominations for the Indian documentaries All That Breathes and The Elephant Whisperers in the categories of Best Documentary Feature Film and Best Documentary Short Film.
“Naatu Naatu” song from the movie RRR received a nomination in the Best Original Song category. The song has received rave reviews and is being touted as a potential frontrunner for Best Original Song.
As per People Magazine, Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting this year’s award function. It’s his third time in the emceeing gig. He previously hosted in 2017 and 2018. Last year’s hosts were Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall.
This year’s Oscars presenters list include Deepika Padukone, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Riz Ahmed, Emily Blunt, Glenn Close, Troy Kotsur, Dwayne Johnson, Jennifer Connelly, Samuel L. Jackson, Melissa McCarthy, Zoe Saldana, Donnie Yen, Jonathan Majors and Questlove.
As for performances, there are already several actors who are being talked about as potential nominees. Except for Lady Gaga, all of this year’s Oscar nominees for the best original song have been confirmed to perform at the event on March 12.
As per Variety, in the Oscars tradition, all nominated songs are sung at the Oscars ceremony. This year’s performers include Rihanna (Lift Me Up), Sofia Carson and Diane Warren (Applause), Stephanie Hsu, David Byrne and Son Lux (This Is a Life), and Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava (Naatu Naatu).
It’s a special year for India at the Oscars. Whether you’re a die-hard movie fan or just someone who likes to tune in for the fashion and celebrity sightings, the Oscars 2023 is sure to be a must-see event.