The most prestigious event on the movie world’s calendar takes place today, as the red carpet gets rolled out at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the Oscars 2023.
Talk show star Jimmy Kimmel is the host for the 95th Academy Awards and will be hoping for a far less dramatic night than that of his predecessor, Chris Rock, who was on the receiving end of Will Smith’s now infamous stage-storming assault during the 2022 ceremony.
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s ground-breaking sci-fi hit Everything Everywhere All at Once leads the pack with a whopping 11 separate nominations, with Michelle Yeoh the big favorite to walk away with the best actress award for her role in the movie.
Anti-war epic All Quiet on the Western Front is being strongly tipped to become the first foreign language film to win best picture since Parasite’s triumph back in 2020, while Steven Spielberg will be hoping his autobiographical family drama The Fabelmans can repeat its recent success at the Golden Globes.
It could also be a big night for Irish cinema, with a quarter of this year’s acting nominees — Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Paul Mescal and Barry Keoghan — all coming from the country, while Emerald Isle tragi-comedy The Banshees of Inisherin is also hotly tipped to win best picture.
Alongside the gushing speeches and glamour, there’s also some highly anticipated musical interludes to look forward to, with Rihanna set to perform her song Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is nominated in the best original song category. Talking Heads singer David Byrne will also be performing This Is a Life from Everything Everywhere All At Once alongside Son Lux and Stephanie Hsu.
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