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What to watch out for at the 2023 Oscars

by The Grio

Five things to look out for during the “95th Academy Awards” telecast on Sunday.

The Oscars telecast is the most anticipated evening in Hollywood every year. Millions tune in to see the best of the best for the year in film.

The “95th Academy Awards” ceremony is scheduled for Sunday and the atmosphere is much different this time. Producers, attendees and viewers alike are curious to see what the Oscars look like post-slap, especially after Chris Rock’s recent Netflix special reminded us of what happened a year ago.

There’s also a familiar tone to this year’s awards that isn’t so anticipated. While featuring only a few Black artists nominated in the actor categories, the 2023 Oscars is again giving an #OscarsSoWhite vibe. However, there are plenty of Black artists to root for this year and things to look forward to seeing.

Following are five developments to look out for at the 2023 Academy Awards.

Angela Bassett May Become Oscar Queen

In 1994, Angela Bassett received her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, portraying Tina Turner in “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” This year, she is up for her second Oscar, this time for Queen Ramonda for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” If she wins, she’ll become the ninth Black actress to win an Oscar. Regina King was the most recent in 2019 for “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

Rihanna To “Lift” The Academy Awards

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Rihanna’s musical comeback has been one for the ages. Her first new song in over six years, “Lift Me Up,” has earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” She will perform the song before the Oscars audience and, as a co-writer, could win her first Oscar.

Lenny Kravitz To Honor The Dearly Departed

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Lenny Kravitz’s connections to Hollywood are almost as deep as his connections to music. The four-time Grammy…

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