New Delhi: The buzz is all set for the Oscars, which is arguably the biggest night in the entertainment industry. The 95th Academy Awards will be presented this Sunday evening at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The show will feature a number of international stars vying for their favourites to win the coveted Oscars trophy.
Interestingly, the year is going to be special for Indians, who are cheering for their superhit film- ‘RRR’ after it bagged the Best Original Song nomination for ‘Naatu Naatu’. India will also proudly watch Deepika Padukone walking the red carpet and appearing on that glittering platform as one of the presenters. She is only the third Indian presenter to appear on the Oscars platform, following Priyanka Chopra in 2016 and model Persis Khambatta in 1980.
Oscars 2023: Where Will It Take Place
The Oscars 2023 will be held at the Dolby Theatre, a live-performance auditorium in the Ovation Hollywood shopping mall and entertainment complex in Los Angeles.
Oscars 2023: When To Watch And Where
The 95th Academy Awards will take place on March 12, 2023. ABC Network will be available to stream on a variety of platforms, including YouTube, Hulu Live TV, Direct TV, FUBO TV, and AT&T TV with a subscription.
It will be live-streamed on Disney+ Hotstar in India which will begin at 5:30 AM IST on March 13, 2023
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— Disney+ Hotstar (@DisneyPlusHS) March 6, 2023
Oscars 2023: Who Will Be Hosting The Event
Television presenter and comedian Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the 95th Academy Awards and this is his third year into this. All eyes will be on him this time, though, as he chooses to address the infamous slap-gate controversy involving Chris Rock and Will Smith from the previous year.
I stole these. #Oscars95 March 12th on ABC! pic.twitter.com/QIwWZ6NwBM
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) February 22, 2023
Additionally, Ashley Graham, Vanessa Hudgens, and our very own desi-at-heart Lilly Singh will be hosting the Oscars pre-show, which will be broadcast on Disney+Hotstar in India between 4:30 and 5:00 AM
Oscars 2023: Who Will Be The Presenters Of The Event
The Academy unveiled the initial list of presenters for the 95th Oscars on March 2, 2023. The list included Deepika Padukone, Emily Blunt, Riz Ahmed, Dwayne Johnson, Glenn Close, Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Connelly, Michael B. Jordan, Jonathan Majors, Troy Kotsur, Melissa McCarthy, Janelle Monáe, Questlove, Zoe Saldaa, and Donnie Yen.
The second group of presenters include Danai Gurira, Jessica Chastain, Salma Hayek Pinault, Elizabeth Banks, Antonio Banderas, John Cho, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Garfield, Hugh Grant, Florence Pugh, and Sigourney Weaver.
Meet your first slate of presenters for the 95th Oscars.
Tune into ABC to watch the Oscars LIVE on Sunday, March 12th at 8e/5p! #Oscars95 pic.twitter.com/U87WDh88MR
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) March 2, 2023
Oscars 2023: Who All Will Be Performing
All the songs that are competing in the ‘Best Original Song’ category will be performed at the Oscars. Indians will be proud to watch the world dancing to the tunes of ‘Naatu Naatu’ at the 95th Academy Awards as the popular number will be sung by Rahul Sipligunk And Kaala Bhairava.
Additionally, Rihanna will also be rendering her soulful song from ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, titled ‘Lift Me Up’. ‘Applause’, which starred Jacqueline Fernandez, will also be performed at the Oscars.
Another special performance of the night will be given by legendary Rock artiste Lenny Kravitz who would honour the people who passed away last year in the ‘In Memorium’ segment of the ceremony.