The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that the Academy Awards will be held on March 12, 2023.
The date for the 95th Academy Awards moves the show up slightly from this year when they were held unusually late on March 27, partly due to the February Olympics.
But it will also leave in place a stretched-out awards season that some have argued saps the Oscars of drama.
The 94th Academy Awards provided plenty of that, albeit not in the way that the film academy intended.
The infamous slap by Will Smith of presenter Chris Rock overshadowed the awards on a night when Apple TV+’s “CODA” became the first film with a largely deaf cast and the first film from a streaming service to win the best picture.
Will Smith has since resigned from the Academy, which barred him from attending the Oscars for ten years.