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With the announcement of the nominations (HERE ALL THE NOMINATIONS – WHERE TO SEE THE CANDIDATED FILMS), the wait for the long night of the Oscars® comes alive, which will decide the best films and the best artists of the year. And also this year Sky Cinema is the home of the Oscars®, with the awards ceremony of the 95th Academy Awards® What will be live on Sky and streaming on NOW.
Jimmy Kimmel, host of Oscar night 2023
American host, comedian, actor and television producer Jimmy Kimmel will host the Academy Awards for the third time. He had already done it in 2017 and 2018. He is said to have been chosen because the ‘89th edition of the night of the Oscar was one of the most viewed ever both in the United States and in the rest of the world, thanks also to the famous mistake that occurred during the announcement of the best film award (due to an error in the delivery of the envelopes, the statuette was attributed to La La Land, while the statuette was awarded to Moonlight. Kimmel wanted to celebrate his nomination as Host of the Oscars 2023 with a hilarious video in which he plays Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick
Oscar 2023, Rihanna and the other guests
Fresh from the sumptuous performance that took place during the course Super Bowl 2023 (PHOTOS), Rihanna will once again show all his talent at the 95th Academy Awards, singing Lift me upexcerpt from the soundtrack of the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (film that got 5 nominations: Best Supporting Actress, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Special Effects, Best Original Song). At the moment the other guests who will perform during Oscar night 2023 are Diane Warren with the song Applause from the movie Tell it Like a Woman; Lady Gaga (already winner of an Oscar with Shallow in 2019) with Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick; Naatu Naatu from RRR; David Byrne with This Is a Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once.
After the slap of Willi Smith in Cris Rock, created a crisis unit
During the ceremony Oscars Nominee Luncheon Janet Yang, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, admitted the inadequacy of the organization in handling the episode of the slap given by Will Smith to Chris Rock. Here is her statement. We learned from this that the Academy must be fully transparent and accountable in its actions, and especially in times of crisis you must act quickly, compassionately and decisively for ourselves and for our industry. You shouldn’t and can’t expect less from us going forward.” So that on the occasion of the night of the Oscars 2023, a special crisis unit was set up to deal with unforeseen and inopportune unscheduled events such as the now famous slap or the controversy over the Andrea Risenborough’s surprise nomination for her performance in the film To Leslieby Michael Morris.
Sky Cinema Oscar®
Also, to celebrate this highly anticipated appointment and take viewers through the best of Oscar®-winning cinematography, from Saturday 4 to Friday 17 March Sky Cinema Collection (channel 303) becomes Sky Cinema Oscar®, a channel entirely dedicated to films awarded with the most coveted statuette, with over one hundred titles. A programming that in the night between Sunday 12 and Monday 13 Marchwill culminate with the direct from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles of the Academy Awards®. Finally, come on Sky some of this year’s nominated films are also available: ELVISnominated for eight awards including Best Picture, Best Actor with Austin ButlerBest Editing, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Costumes, Best Sound, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, already available on Sky Primafila, Monday 13 March at 21.15 on Sky Cinema Uno (and in the late evening on Sky Cinema Oscar®) and on NOW; THE BATMAN, already available on Sky and NOW, nominee for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling; MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS, nominee for best costume design, from January 26 on demand on Sky Primafila.
Sky Cinema Oscar® programming
As for the programming of Sky Cinema Oscar®they are not to be missed four films awarded at the Oscars® 2022: the winner of the latest edition, remake of the French The Belier family, CODA – THE SIGNS OF THE HEART, awarded for best film, for best supporting actor, and for adapted screenplay); the Will Smith biopic about tennis sisters Venus and Serena Williams, A WINNING FAMILY – KING RICHARD (Will Smith Award for Best Actor); the film written and directed by Kenneth Branagh BELFAST, awarded for original screenplay; and adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s short story DRIVE MY CARbest international film.
Among the other Oscar®-awarded films offered on the channel, there are also hits from the last decade such as: Sam Mendes’ war masterpiece with George MacKay 1917 (awarded for photography, special effects, sound); the musical by Damien Chazelle with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone LA LA LAND , winner of six statuettes: direction, leading actress, cinematography, scenography, soundtrack, original song; Steven Spielberg’s thriller written by the Coen brothers THE BRIDGE OF SPIESstarring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance, the latter awarded Best Supporting Actor; Quentin Tarantino’s western with Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio DJANGO UNCHAINED, honored with the statuettes for best supporting actor and original screenplay; the post-apocalyptic action with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, directed by George Miller, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (awarded for set design, editing, sound, sound editing, costumes, makeup); the biopic about Alan Turing, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, THE IMITATION GAME , Best Adapted Screenplay; and the Martin Scorsese film starring Asa Butterfield and Ben Kingsley HUGO CABRET which received five awards, for production design, cinematography, sound editing, sound and special effects.
There will also be films that have made the history of cinema and have entered the collective imagination. Between these: GONE WITH THE WIND, AMARCORD, THE LAST EMPEROR, CHINATOWN, THE HUNTER, THE UNTOUCHABLES – THE UNTOUCHABLES, DANGEROUS RELATIONSHIPS, BRAVEHEART – FEARLESS HEART, HOWARD HOUSE, PULP FICTION, AMERICAN BEAUTY, A BEAUTIFUL MIND, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MAN, THE LABYRINTH OF THE FAUN, ET – THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, SAVE PRIVATE RYANAnd, in celebration of Michael Caine’s 90th birthdaywho for this role won the Oscar® for best supporting actor, THE RULES OF THE CIDER HOUSE.