There’s More Than One Way To Watch The 2023 Oscars Live In The UK

Here’s your cheat sheet for the 95th Academy Awards.

by Sophie McEvoy
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There’s More Than One Way To Watch The 2022 Oscars Live In The UK
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The most anticipated night in Hollywood is back, with the 95th Academy Awards taking place at their long standing (and now renamed) location at Ovation Hollywood. The stars will be out in force, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting the event for the third time after last year’s three-pronged approach with Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, and Amy Schumer. And there’s also a “crisis team” in place in case anything goes awry, following that slap from last year. But when does the action kick off and how can you watch from the UK? Here’s everything you need to know.

What Time Will The 2023 Oscars Start?

No two ways about it, if you are watching the Oscars from the UK you’ll be pulling an all-nighter. The Oscars will kick off in the UK early Monday morning on March 13. Timings have yet to be announced, but last year’s ceremony started at 1 a.m GMT. It will still be late Sunday evening in Hollywood, as the awards start.

How Can I Watch The 2023 Oscars Live From The UK?

If you have a Sky package, or subscription, you can watch the entire event live on the Sky Cinema Oscars channel (302), opening with E!’s red carpet coverage. Like last year, NOW cinema package subscribers can stream the entire Oscars event live, too, as well as catch-up with a repeat of the ceremony at 8 a.m. No subscription? You can sign up for a free NOW trial.

Who Will Host The 2023 Oscars?

Last year, the awards ceremony was hosted by a three team Oscars host panel made up of comedians Wanda Sykes and Amy Schumer, plus Regina Hall, who took over an hour each of the event. This year will see the return of late night host Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the Oscars in 2017 and 2018. In the run-up to his return, Kimmel shared a spoof of this year’s event by walking into the “Academy” of famous Oscar hosts in the vein of Top Gun: Maverick, including appearances from Jon Hamm and Charles Parnell reprising their roles from the film, and a special appearance from nine-time host Billy Crystal. Performers will include Rihanna and Sofia Carson.

Which British & Irish Talents Are Up For Awards At The 2023 Oscars?

There’s quite a few. Bblack tragicomedy The Banshees of Inisherin has received eleven nominations. These include: Colin Farrell for Best Actor; Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan for Best Supporting Actor; Kerry Condon for Best Supporting Actress; Martin McDonagh for Best Director; Best Original Screenplay; Best Picture; Best Film Editing; and Best Original Score.

Paul Mescal and Bill Nighy are both nominated for Best Actor, too, for Aftersun and Living, respectively. Andrea Riseborough is up for Best Actress award for her role in To Leslie, which came with some controversy. And Colm Bairéad’s The Quiet Girl (An Calín Ciúin) made Oscar history as the first Irish-language film to be nominated for an Oscar for Best International Feature Film.

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