Good morning and have a nice day! My name is Meg Watson and I’m on deck to guide you through everything that’s going on. What story is being written? Who will conquer the annual public slapping? Will Austin Butler still sound like Elvis? I can’t wait to find out!
Until then, here’s some basic information to get us through:
When does it start?
The three-hour ceremony—yes, you read that correctly—starts at 11 a.m. AEDT.
My colleagues Karl Quinn, Garry Maddox and I will be with you all the way, bringing you hot shots and updates on all the winners and losers. Plus: Culture Editor Michael Idato will be reporting live from the ground, pestering your favorite stars in the press room at LA’s Dolby Theater.
Until then, style editor Damien Woolnough takes you through the best and worst looks on the red carpet… sorry, I should say, “champagne carpet“. The Oscars broke with tradition this year by changing the color of the carpet for the first time since 1961. Why? Nobody really knows. Is it important? Almost definitely not.
Where can I watch?
You can see the E! Red carpet coverage from 8-11 p.m. on 7Bravo. And the ceremony will be broadcast live on Channel 7 and 7plus.
There will also be an additional screening of the event at 8:45pm AEDT if you’d prefer to watch the full length tonight.
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel will have the mic this year. It is his third time leading the proceedings and the first time the event has had a single host since he last tried in 2018.
When Kevin Hart retired from performing in 2019, the Academy decided to go without a presenter — and that trend continued until last year, when Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina Hall shared the job.
What’s in the race?
The big favorite is today Everything everywhere at once. This surprising sci-fi hit leads the field with 11 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress (for Michelle Yeoh). Closely followed by nothing new in the West and Martin McDonaghs The Banshees by Inisherineach having nine nods.
However, as history has taught us, the favorites don’t always win! And this year there are a lot of great films in the mix. There’s no shame in hoping for one Top Gun: Maverick Victory.
https://www.smh.com.au/culture/movies/oscars-2023-live-updates-who-should-win-and-what-to-expect-from-the-red-carpet-20230309-p5cqqs.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_culture Red carpet, nominations, winners, how to watch