Printable, playable bingo cards for your Oscars Night party or watchalong!
Oscars Bingo 2023
2023 Oscars – When, Where, What
The 95th Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, will take place on Sunday March 12th 2023, at the Ovation Hollywood (the new name for the Dolby Theatre). This year’s ceremony represents a complete return to normality after the 2021 ceremony was first postponed and then held in a different venue with restricted attendance due to the pandemic and the 2022 ceremony was only able to include films released in the last 10 months of 2021 and not the entire year. There’s also a return to traditional hosting arrangements with the entire ceremony being hosted by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel rather than last year’s experiment with three hosts – Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes – presiding over different segments. Jimmy Kimmel is not new to the Academy Awards – he presented in 2017 and 2018.
A couple of other changes from last year may or may not be staying:
- The #OscarsFanFavourite and #OscarsCheerMoment were new for 2022. Twitter users voted for their favourite film of the year and their favourite movie moment and the results were announced during the ceremony.
- 8 of the 23 categories were removed from the live broadcast. These awards (Animated Short Film, Documentary Short Subject, Film Editing, Live Action Short Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Production Design and Sound) were presented an hour before the ceremony went live on TV and excerpts were shown during the commercial breaks. A number of very prominent people in the film industry expressed their disapproval of this move so it’s possible that it will not be repeated this year.
How To Watch The Oscars
The Oscars is streamed live on abc.com and also has its own YouTube channel, as well as being on terrestrial, satellite and cable TV all over the world (in the UK, that’s Sky or Now TV. The problem for those of us in the UK is the timing! The Oscars broadcast starts at 8pm Eastern time (so prime time evening viewing on the East Coast) which is 5pm Pacific time (in California where the ceremony is actually being held). That’s 1am UK time, so anyone here who wants to watch the entire ceremony is going to be up until 4am, on a Sunday night.
What’s On The 2023 Oscars Bingo Card?
We’ll be adding topical items right up until a few days before the ceremony, so don’t print your cards just yet. And no, physical assault on a presenter is not going on there – surely that can’t happen again! Can it?
How To Play Oscars Bingo
It’s really simple! Just press Generate Bingo Cards and then choose whether you want to print your cards or invite your friends by email. Every player will receive a different card! As you watch, tick off the events as they happen and try to be the first to call bingo!