The Oscars are tonight and the stars are getting ready!

Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the Oscars 2023 for the third time.

All eyes will be on Hollywood later as the Oscars kicks off and we'll find out if Everything Everywhere All At Once can cap its extraordinary awards season by sweeping the awards ceremony.

The eccentric multiverse adventure is the favourite to win best picture after success at a host of precursor events.

Austin Butler, Brendan Fraser, Cate Blanchett and Michelle Yeoh are the frontrunners in the acting categories.

The 95th Academy Awards ceremony will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

It will be the chat show host's third time hosting the Academy Awards. He most recently presided over the 2018 event.

The US comic is probably trying to forget about the other occasion, in 2017, when the ceremony went into chaos after the wrong best picture winner was mistakenly announced.

As part of a media call at the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday, Kimmel joked about how the venue's red carpet has changed colour for the first time since 1960.

Referring to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at last year's Oscar's award ceremony. Kimmel said: "People have been asking if there's going to be any trouble this year, is there going to be any violence this year?

"I certainly hope not. But if there is, I think the decision to go with a champagne carpet rather than a red carpet shows how confident we are that no blood will be shed."

Traditionally, the four acting winners from the previous year's Oscars come back to present the prizes to their successors.

This year, three of 2022's winners are returning - Jessica Chastain, Ariana DeBose and Troy Kotsur - but the fourth, Will Smith, is absent as he's been banned from attending the Oscars for 10 years, after last years incident.

Best Actress

Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once) could be a good bet to win the Best Actress award after gaining huge momentum recently in other award ceremonies, however early frontrunner Cate Blanchett (Tár) has been the favourite so far.

Best Actor

Brendan Fraser (The Whale) and Austin Butler (Elvis) have both won a host of best actor prizes at other major events and either one could take the Oscar. It's a close call!

The only acting category awards commentators are confident about is Everything Everywhere All At Once star Ke Huy Quan winning best supporting actor.

Best Picture

At this point, Everything Everywhere All At Once is the clear frontrunner, having won nearly every major precursor it needed to - with the notable exception of Bafta.

How to watch!

In the UK, Sky will air the ceremony across four of its channels simultaneously - Sky Arts, Sky News, Sky Showcase and Sky Cinema Oscars.

That means UK viewers can watch the Oscars on Freeview and Freesat, for the first time ever. It will also be available on streaming service Now.

The ceremony starts at in the UK at midnight as Sunday becomes Monday.

The prizes are scheduled to be handed out over three hours - but the ceremony runs late almost every year, often by at least 30 minutes.

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