The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Friday that the 95th edition of the Oscars will be held on March 12, 2023. 

This is the second year that the Oscars are taking place in March, with the previous year’s edition – now made memorable with Will Smith slapping comedian Chris Rock on live television – being held on March 27. 

It will air on ABC in over 200 countries around the world and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. 

The deadline for submissions to be considered for the upcoming Oscars is November 15. Preliminary voting starts on December 12 and shortlists will be announced on December 21. 

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The eligibility period ends on December 31, and nominations voting will take place between January 12 and January 17, next year. These nominations will then be announced on January 24, 2023, and final voting will take place between March 2 and March 7. 

This year, the Academy will try to keep the word “controversy” out of everyone’s mouth – to borrow a phrase from Smith, who won Best Actor for ‘King Richard’ after grabbing eyeballs for slapping Rock, who had made a distasteful joke about Jada Pinkett, Smith’s wife. 

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The show, produced by Will Packer, also faced flak due to the omission of eight artisan categories, which were pre-recorded. A fan-favourite category was also included among Oscar awards, for which the voting took place over Twitter. 

Here is the list of key dates for Oscars 2023. 

General entry categories submission deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022

Governors Awards: Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022

Preliminary voting begins 9 a.m. PT: Monday, Dec. 12, 2022

Preliminary voting ends 5 p.m. PT: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022

Oscar Shortlists Announcement: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022

Eligibility period ends: Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022

Nominations voting begins 9 a.m. PT: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023

Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023

Oscar Nominations Announcement: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

Oscar Nominees Luncheon: Monday, Feb. 13, 2023

Finals voting begins 9 a.m. PT: Thursday, March 2, 2023

Finals voting ends 5 p.m. PT: Tuesday, March 7, 2023

95th Oscars: Sunday, March 12, 2023