Experts, artists and moviegoers will be able to breathe a sigh of relief.
Hollywood's 2023 awards season and marathon of red carpets, galas and private screenings will be shortened by a few weeks.
The Academy of Oscars has announced that its 95th edition will take place on March 12.
A return to normal use after a 2021 ceremony postponed to May Covid obliges and a 2022 gala organized at the end of March.
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By reducing the studio campaign by two weeks, the Academy of Oscars can hope to heighten the suspense a little about its winners and reduce the fatigue of moviegoers and spectators who will have already suffered all the precursory ceremonies (union of actors, producers and directors, Critics Choice Awards, Bafta, etc.).
Appointments at the end of January and already favorites
The 2023 Oscars will have a lot to do.
They will have to make people forget the image damage caused by Will Smith's slap against Chris Rock and win back an audience that no longer follows the ceremony.
Problematic when you know that the evening of the year is financed at great expense by the ABC television channel.
She had put pressure on the Academy to boost the show.
The broadcaster had pushed to award eight technical prizes, considered minor, before the live, putting the artistic community on edge.
Another very mocked innovation, the awarding of a public prize by Internet users.
The winner had been Zack Snyder
's highly dispensable zombie action flick
Army Of The Dead .
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With a ceremony on March 12, films released by December 31, 2022 are eligible for a trophy. Nominations will be announced on January 24.
Even eight months from the deadline, favorites are already emerging:
Avatar 2, The Fabelmans
by Steven Spielberg, semi-autobiographical account of his childhood, the dark tale of Native American massacre
Killers Of The Flower Moon
by Martin Scorsese, with Leonardo DiCaprio or again
, portraits of the
New York Times
reporters who brought down Harvey Weinstein along with Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan.