The Oscars are back! The 95th Academy Awards are on for another year, and as well as every big name in Hollywood walking the champagne carpet, we’ll also get to see our second Rihanna performance for the year. Here’s where to watch the Oscars from Australia and not miss a second of the action.
Why Is Rihanna Performing At The Oscars?
The singer will take to the stage with her Oscar-nominated song, Lift Me Up, which features in the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Lift Me Up is the singer’s first song to be released in six years, since her last album, Anti, debuted in 2016.
Rihanna famously made a return to live performance at this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, which marked her first musical performance in five years. The headlining show featured some of Rhianna’s biggest hits, including Only Girl (In The World), Rude Boy, and Work.
The Super Bowl performance also made headlines after the singer debuted her second pregnancy. She descended from a suspended platform in an all-over red look that showed off her growing baby bump. Rhianna gave birth to her first child just nine months ago, in May 2022.
Lift Me Up features in the end credits of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and was co-written by Rihanna, composer Ludwig Göransson, filmmaker Ryan Coogler, and Nigerian singer songwriter Tems.
According to Marvel, the song was written in “tribute to the extraordinary life and legacy” of late Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman. Boseman passed away in 2020, aged 43, after a four-year battle with colon cancer. The actor sadly died before filming for the Black Panther sequel commenced, and was unable to reprise his leading role from the original film, King T’Challa.
Where To Watch The 2023 Oscars From Australia
In Australia, Channel Seven will broadcast the Oscars from 11am AEST on Monday, March 13. You’ll also be able to watch it on Seven’s streaming platform, 7Plus.
However, if you want to want to watch the red carpet, you’ll want to tune in to 7Bravo to broadcast the fashion from 8am to 10am AEST — and see marie claire Australia’s best red carpet moments from the 2023 Oscars here.
The night will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, from the iconic Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Who Are The Oscar Contenders For Best Picture This Year?
Vying for Best Picture at the 95th Academy Awards are Everything Everywhere All At Once, The Banshees of Inisherin, The Fabelmans, Elvis, Women Talking, Triangle of Sadness, Top Gun: Maverick, Tar, and Avatar: The Way Of Water.
Who Is Nominated For Best Actor?
Competing for Best Actor is Brendan Fraser, Bill Nighy, Paul Mescal, and Austin Butler. Austin Butler is primed to take out the award, after receiving the Golden Globe for in the same category just weeks ago for his leading role in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic.
Who Is Nominated For Best Actress?
Among the nominees for Best Actress is Aussie Cate Blanchet, Michelle Williams, Andrea Riseborough, Ana de Armas, and Michelle Yeoh.