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Oscars set to return March 12, 2023

94th Academy Awards - Arrivals
Posted at 3:46 PM, May 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-13 18:36:12-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Next year’s Academy Awards will take place March 12.

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 didn’t lack for that, albeit not in the way the film academy intended.

On a night that saw Apple TV+’s “CODA” become the first film with a largely deaf cast to win best picture, Will Smith's infamous slap of presenter Chris Rock overshadowed the awards.

Smith went on to win the Oscar in the Best Actor category.

However, following backlash for slapping Rock, Smith resigned from the Academy. He's also been banned from the Oscars for ten years.