While Chiefs fans are still reveling in their big win, movie enthusiasts are preparing for their own Super Bowl when 95th annual Academy Awards kicks off at 6 p.m. (11 a.m. for the red carpet pre-show) Sunday at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, Calif.
Fans of the awards show can tune in to ABC, ABC.com, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, FuboTV and AT&T TV to watch.
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel will take command of the awards ceremony for the third time after Chris Rock, who was slapped by Will Smith during the 2022 Academy Awards, turned down the offer to host.
While Smith has been banned from attending the awards show for 10 years, it will be interesting to see if Rock will make an appearance at the show.
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is the host for the 95th annual Academy Awards show on Sunday. (Courtesy/Academy Awards Facebook page)
Presenters will run the gamut from Emily Blunt, Janelle Monae and Glenn Close to Michael B. Jordan, The Rock and Questlove — and many more.
While winners for all 23 categories will be announced during the broadcast, below are the nominees for some of the more popular accolades.
Actor in a Leading Role
Austin Butler — “Elvis”
Colin Farrell — “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Brendan Fraser — “The Whale”
Paul Mescal — “Aftersun”
Bill Nighy — “Living”
Actor in a Supporting Role
Brendan Gleeson — “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Brian Tyree Henry — “Causeway”
Judd Hirsch — “The Fabelmans”
Barry Keoghan — “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Ke Huy Quan — “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett — “ Tár”
And De Armas — “Blonde”
Andrea Riseborough — “To Leslie”
Michelle Williams — “The Fabelmans”
Michelle Yeoh — “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Actress in a Supporting Role
Angela Bassett — “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
Hong Chau — “The Whale”
Kerry Condon — “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Jamie Lee Curtis — “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Stephanie Hsu — “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
From left to right, Cate Blanchett, Michelle Williams and Austin Butler are all vying for a gold statue at the 95th annual Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday. (Courtesy/Academy Awards Facebook page)
Martin McDonagh — “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Steven Spielberg — “The Fabelmans”
Todd Field — “Tár”
Ruben Ostlund — “The Triangle of Sadness”
“All Quiet on the Western Front”
“Avatar: The Way of Water”
“The Banshees of Inisherin”
“Everything Everywhere All at Once”
“Top Gun: Maverick”
“Triangle of Sadness”
To see the complete list of categories and nominees, go to http://bit.ly/3F1NfPJ .
The 95th annual Academy Awards,set to take place Sunday, will honor films released in 2022. (Courtesy/Academy Awards Facebook page)
Per AVClub.com, some interesting facts about this years awards includes:
For the first time since 1935, the show’s Best Actor category is made up entirely of first-time nominees
It’s also the first time since 1977 that two films have earned four acting nominations
John Williams, composer for “The Fabelmans,” is the oldest Academy Award nominee to date at 90. Williams has been nominated for an Oscar for his work 53 times.
Steven Spielberg holds the record as the first and only director to be nominated for an Academy Award in six different decades.
This year is the first time that every best director nominee is also nominated for a best screenplay honor.
The 2023 awards ceremony is the first time that non-Americans have dominated the acting categories, with 11 of the 20 contenders coming from outside the U.S.
Even if you’re not a big fan of the Oscars, or have no idea who the nominees are or have seen any of the movies, the event can still be fun. Like the Super Bowl, the Academy Awards is a great excuse to get together with friends, eat some good food, drink some fizzy beverages and enjoy each other’s company.
The Mixer, an online cocktail and party magazine, has a list of fun and festive drinks that will rival anything Hollywood has to offer.
Some suggestions for adult beverages includes:
Blood and Sand
For a full list of ingredients and instructions for the above drinks, go to http://bit.ly/3JhdnbR .
Don’t leave the youngsters high and dry by picking up some sparkling apple cider and plastic champagne glasses.
Like the Super Bowl, the menu of food and snacks can range from easy to more complicated and everything in between.
For a classy affair, check out Food & Wine’s shrimp wedge salad with Old Bay Breadcrumbs and host sauce dressing or sausage stuffed fried olives.
For the more down to earth Academy Awards party, opt for charcuterie boards with your favorite cheeses and meats, chips and dips, pizza or whip up a pot of spaghetti and meatballs.
And don’t forget the dessert.
Check out some ideas at these websites:
Up the competitive vibe by providing Oscars bingo card or ballots for guests to play during the party. Gather a bunch of fun movie-themed prizes like Fandango gift cards, movie theater candy, plastic Oscar trophies or a movie night gift basket.
Once again, The Kress Cinema and Lounge will be hosting an Oscar party for fans of film in Greeley and around northern Colorado. (Greeley Tribune file photo)
Print off free Oscar bingo cards at http://bit.ly/3L4LoNZ and Oscar ballots can be found by going to http://bit.ly/3ZqywGa .
If you’re looking to make an evening out of the affair, but not too keen on doing all the work, The Kress Cinema and Lounge is hosting an Academy Awards party at 6 p.m. at 817 Eight St., Greeley. The event will include hor d’oeuvres, a red carpet entrance with paparazzi, champagne toast and Oscar ballots to cast your own for top honors. Prizes will be awarded to winners in a variety of categories. Tickets are $20 per person and the party is open to all ages. For more information, go to www.kresscinema.com .
This article was originally published in Greeley Tribune