Oscars 2023 are almost here! Date, host, performers, top nominees and more to know before Sunday

The 95th Oscars air Sunday, March 12, beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.

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LOS ANGELES -- The countdown to the 2023 Oscars is on.

Ahead of the 95th ceremony, the academy has announced presenters, performers and more details on what to expect on Hollywood's biggest night.

Here's everything you need to know about the 2023 Oscars:

When are the Oscars?

The Oscars will be held Sunday, March 12, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony is set to begin at 8 p.m. EST and be broadcast live on ABC.

Who's hosting?

Jimmy Kimmel will host for the third time and his first time since 2018, the last Oscars to feature a solo host. The late-night host said he's just about ready for anything.

"There are only two ways to prepare for the Oscar broadcast. One is to write a ton of jokes," Kimmel said. "And the other is to try and fit into your tuxedo. So I've been writing and starving."

Jimmy Kimmel is preparing for his third round as Oscar host. He says he has a good sense of what needs to be done, and the two main ways to prepare are to write a lot of jokes and try and fit into your tuxedo.

The show went hostless for several years after Kimmel's last outing. Last year, Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes hosted as a trio.

What's nominated for best picture at the 2023 Oscars?

The 10 movies competing for best picture are: "All Quiet on the Western Front," "Avatar: The Way of Water," "The Banshees of Inisherin," "Elvis," "Everything Everywhere All at Once," "The Fabelmans," "Tár," "Top Gun: Maverick," "Triangle of Sadness," "Women Talking." Here's a guide to how you can watch them.

ABC News contributors Mike Muse and Kelly L. Carter break down surprises and predictions after the 2023 Oscar nominations announcement.

Click here for a full list of nominees.

Who's performing?

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has said that winners to all categories will be announced live on the show. (Last year, some categories were taped in a pre-show, something that caused an uproar among academy members.) All signs point to a full slate of musical performances, with Rihanna performing "Lift Me Up" from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" and Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava singing Chandrabose and M.M. Keeravaani's "Naatu Naatu" from "RRR." Nominee Lady Gaga, on the other hand, will not sing "Hold My Hand," from "Top Gun: Maverick," during the show. On Monday, show producers announced that Lenny Kravitz will deliver the "In Memoriam" performance.

Who's presenting?

Presenters include: Halle Bailey, Antonio Banderas, Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Chastain, John Cho, Andrew Garfield, Hugh Grant, Danai Gurira, Salma Hayek Pinault, Nicole Kidman, Florence Pugh and Sigourney Weaver. They join a previously announced group including: Riz Ahmed, Emily Blunt, Glenn Close, Jennifer Connelly, Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Troy Kotsur, Jonathan Majors, Melissa McCarthy, Janelle Monáe, Deepika Padukone, Questlove, Zoe Saldaña and Donnie Yen. A third wave was announced Thursday: Halle Berry, Paul Dano, Cara Delevingne, Harrison Ford, Kate Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Olsen, Pedro Pascal and John Travolta.

Mark your calendar: March 12 is Oscar Sunday. The 2023 Oscars air live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC. After the last award is handed out, stay with "On The Red Carpet" for continuing coverage. Be sure to follow @OnTheRedCarpet on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok for all your Oscar news and information. Click here to download our CTV apps to watch "On The Red Carpet" wherever you stream.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.