Oscars 2023 as it happened: All the winners, action and drama from the 95th Academy Awards

The 95th Academy Awards have concluded at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles as the biggest night of the year for Hollywood.

Everything Everywhere All At Once swept the board, winning Best Picture, Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for the Daniels, and Best Editing.

Brendan Fraser won the Best Actor award for The Whale beating favoruite Austin Butler for Elvis, and New Zealand's Wētā FX took home a statue for Best Visual Effects for Avatar: The Way Of Water. 

Last year the biggest news was Will Smith slapping Chris Rock onstage - but this year the show was trouble-free in its 210 minutes run time. 

The live updates have now finished.

4.38pm: That's the end of the show - thanks for joining us and watch Newshub Live at 6pm for Kate Rodger's wrap up of the action from the US before appearing on The Project.

4.35pm: Daniel Kwan says they don't want to speak any more as they've already said enough, but he wishes everyone a great night. As Jimmy Kimmel wraps up the show, he turns over a number board displaying: "Number of Oscar telecasts without incident" to "one" before high-fiving the Cocaine Bear.

4.33pm: "In Little Tokyo, I see you - this award is yours," says Jonathan Wang, the film's producer.

4.32pm: The winner is Everything Everywhere All at Once.

4.31pm: Harrison Ford comes to the stage for the Best Picture. The nominees 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

4.27pm: Yeoh's walk to the stage is accompanied by a standing ovation and rapturous cheers in the auditorium. She was the awards favourite, having swept many of the major awards shows prior to the Oscars.
"For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of light and hope," she says.
"Ladies, don't let anyone tell you you are past your prime.
"I have to dedicate this to my mom, all the moms in the world because they are all the superheroes. She's 84 and I'm taking this home to her, I love you guys, I'm bringing this home to you."

The camera cuts to a crying Stephanie Hsu as Michelle Yeoh shouts "This is history in the making," before leaving the stage.

4:26pm: The winner is Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once.

4.25pm: The Best Actress award is up now - nominees are:

  • Cate Blanchett - Tár
  • Ana de Armas - Blonde
  • Andrea Riseborough - To Leslie
  • Michelle Williams - The Fabelmans
  • Michelle Yeoh - Everything Everywhere All at Once

4.21pm: Fraser walks up to the stage clearly overweighed by emotion, with tears in his eyes. 
"So this is what the mulitverse looks like," he says before thanking A24 and writer Samuel D Hunter, "who is our lighthouse".
"I want to tell you that whales can only swim at the depth of the talent that is Hong Chau," he says as cameras cut to his co-star, who is stood on her feet crying. 

4.20pm: The winner is Brendan Fraser.

4.19pm:  It's the Best Actor and Best Actress award time with Jessica Chastain and Halle Berry here to present. The nominees are: 

  • Austin Butler - Elvis
  • Colin Farrell - The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Brendan Fraser - The Whale
  • Paul Mescal - Aftersun
  • Bill Nighy - Living

4.12pm: "A director is nothing without its incredible cast and crew," says Daniel Kwan. "Genius emerges from the collective."

4.11pm: The winner is Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for Everything Everywhere All at Once.

4.10pm: Idris Elba and Nicole Kidman head to present the award for Best Directing. Nominees are: 

  • Todd Field - Tár
  • Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert - Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Martin McDonagh - The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Ruben Östlund - Triangle of Sadness
  • Steven Spielberg - The Fabelmans

4.09pm: "I hope I did right by you," editor Paul Rogers says to the Everything Everywhere All at Once cast.

4.08pm: The winner is: Everything Everywhere All at Once.

4:06pm: Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver are welcomed to the stage to give the Best Editing. The nominees for Best Film Editing are: 

  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Elvis
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Tár
  • Top Gun: Maverick

4:00pm: The In Memoriam segment starts with Olivia Newton-John before taking in Robbie Coltrane, Kirstie Alley, Ray Liotta, Angelo Badalamenti, film editor Mike Hill, FX artist Christopher Tucker, Irene Cara, Nichelle Nichols, Julia Reichert, Jean-Luc Godard, Burt Bacharach, James Caan, Angela Lansbury, Raquel Welch, Vangelis - it's quite a sombre list and a horrific reminder of who we've lost this past 12 months. But there's no sign of Robert Blake, who Kimmel referred to moments before, hinting he wouldn't be included as he'd only just recently passed away.

3.59pm: Travolta is choking back tears he mentions his Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John. Now Lenny Kravitz begins singing and the tributes flow.

3.58pm: John Travolta heads to the stage now, to launch the In Memoriam section of the show.

3.57pm: "I grew up listening to the Carpenters, and now here I am with the Oscars," M. M. Keeravani says before launching into song.

3.56pm: The winner is RRR's 'Naatu Naatu' by Kala Bhairava, M. M. Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj.

3.55pm: Nominees for the Best Original Song are: 

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - 'Lift Me Up' by Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and Ryan Coogler
  • RRR - 'Naatu Naatu' by Kala Bhairava, M. M. Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj -
  • Tell It Like a Woman - 'Applause' by Diane Warren
  • Top Gun: Maverick - 'Hold My Hand' by Lady Gaga and Bloodpop
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once - 'This Is a Life' by Son Lux, Mitski and David Byrne

3.52pm: And the winner is: Top Gun: Maverick.

3.51pm: It's time for the Oscar for Best Sound - the nominees are: 

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • The Batman
  • Elvis
  • Top Gun: Maverick

3.50pm: Back after a break and into footage from Top Gun: Maverick. Kimmel pays tribute to the actor pilots from the film who are sat in the balcony, thanking them for their "pretend service".

3.44pm: Polley races to the stage saying she'd like to thank the Academy for not being "mortally offended by the words 'women' and 'talking' so close together".

3.43pm: The winner is Women Talking.

3.42pm: Onto Best Adapted Screenplay - the nominees are:

  • Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell - All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Rian Johnson - Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
  • Kazuo Ishiguro - Living
  • Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie - Top Gun: Maverick
  • Sarah Polley - Women Talking

3.41pm: As the Daniels head to the stage, the cheers ripple through the Dolby Theatre and the joy is palpable on their faces. Daniel Scheinert pays tribute to his teachers who encouraged him. Daniel Kwan says: "My imposter syndrome is at an all-time high."

3.40pm: The winners are Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert for Everything Everywhere All at Once.

3.39pm: The nominees for Best Original Screenplay are: 

  • Martin McDonagh - The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert - Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Tony Kushner, Steven Spielberg - The Fabelmans
  • Todd Field - Tár
  • Ruben Östlund - Triangle of Sadness

3.38pm: Florence Pugh and Andrew Garfield are here to present the writing awards now.

3.37pm: Clips from Everything Everywhere All At Once take centre stage as the most-nominated film of the year gets its moment. Kimmel throws to James Hong, who's been in over 456 productions.

3.34pm: As we head to another break, let's consider whether it was worth the Wētā FX team being played off early without finishing their speeches so that a series of gags could be rolled out by Jimmy Kimmel and the stage reset for Rihanna's performance? Maybe this is the controversy of the 2023 Oscars - certainly there will be many in Aotearoa unhappy their stars didn't get the chance to shine.

3.32pm: The crowd gets to its feet, cheers and hollering for Rihanna's performance. A$AP Rocky lifts his glass to her in the audience and there's not one person who doesn't have goosebumps after that performance.

3.29pm: Rihanna sings 'Lift Me Up' from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever after Kimmel messes about with the audience, doing a Q&A session and including the Cocaine Bear.

3.24pm: As Joe Letteri and his team take to the stage, they pay tribute to James Cameron and the "very large crew". But they're played off by - the orchestra the first of the night to do so, denying the team a chance to really issue all their thanks.

3.23pm: The winner is Avatar: The Way of Water.

3.21pm: Best Visual Effects time - Elizabeth Banks and a bear take to the stage - is this a Cocaine Bear nod for Wētā FX? Yes, yes it is. 
The nominees are: 

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • The Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Top Gun: Maverick

3.20pm: It's Elvis time - Austin Butler is still one of the faves for Best Actor - will Elvis Presley get his revival?

3.15pm: It's time for another break - it's interesting to see All Quiet on the Western Front is sweeping some of the categories it's nominated for, but it seems unlikely to win the big categories when we get there. Then again, Hollywood loves an upset - especially in the awards shows.

3.11pm: The winner is Volker Bertelmann for All Quiet on the Western Front.

3.10pm: John Cho and Mindy Kaling team up for Best Original Score. The nominees are: 

  • Carter Burwell - The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Volker Bertelmann - All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Justin Hurwitz - Babylon
  • Son Lux - Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • John Williams - The Fabelmans

3.09pm: Christian Goldbeck says he could not have done it without his team as he promises to give his statue to his "two beautiful sons." So that's three for All Quiet on the Western Front.

3.08pm: And the Oscar goes to All Quiet on the Western Front beating out our very own Avatar: The Way of Water.

3.07pm: The nominees are:

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Babylon
  • Elvis
  • The Fabelmans

3.06pm: It's Hugh Grant and Andi McDowell having a Four Weddings reunion on stage as they head to present the award for Best Production. No sign of rain at all. Grant describes himself as a "scrotum" when talking about not using moisturiser and paying tribute to McDowell.

3.05pm: Back again, this time with clips from Triangle of Sadness, the black satire that has a very memorable sequence involving a rather rough set of weather. 

3.01pm: As she finishes, the stage behind her lights up with a simple black and white picture of Tom Cruise and Ridley Scott appears with the message of "In Memory of Ridley Scott." Yet again it's break time.

2.57pm: A shrouded Lady Gaga starts her song from Top Gun: Maverick, saying she wrote the song in her basement. "You can be your own hero, even if you feel broken inside" she says to a ripple of applause before an almost acappella version of 'Hold My Hand' that's been stripped back to accommodate the Academy's wishes to have all the nominees perform.

2.55pm: "This is bewildering beyond," its director says revealing they'd never made a film before. 

2.54pm: The winner is The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse.

2.53pm: Best Animated Short Film is up now with Pedro giggling at one title. The nominees are: 

  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse
  • The Flying Sailor
  • Ice Merchants
  • My Year of Dicks
  • An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It

2.52pm: A plea for co-existence with animals and indigenous people, The Elephant Whisperers acceptance speech is short, sweet and perfect.

2.51pm: And the winner is The Elephant Whisperers.

2.50pm: Elisabeth Olson and Pedro Pascal are here to present the nominees for Best Documentary Short Film. They are: 

  • The Elephant Whisperers
  • Haulout
  • How Do You Measure a Year?
  • The Martha Mitchell Effect
  • Stranger at the Gate

2.49pm: "How are you guys holding up?" Kimmel asks. "I put food under your seats."

"This point of the show kinda makes you miss the slapping, right" he says. It looks like this spectre isn't going away.

2.48pm: A chance to watch snippets of The Fabelmans, Steven Spielberg's picture about his own family. It has seven nominations, including Best Picture.

2.46pm: For those just joining now, Everything Everywhere All At Once and All Quiet On the Western Front are doing best currently. Both have snagged two awards each - and it's expected the Daniels' sci-fi feel good film is going to take the top prize when the end of the night finally comes. 

2.45pm: Yet another break for the Dolby Theatre attendees. It's starting to feel a little bit like the show's somewhat being drawn out. Kimmel joked earlier the extra hour they gained for Daylight Savings Time in the US overnight was pumped into the show. It doesn't feel like it's a joke right now, there's been a few stops and starts when really the show should be powering on.

2:42pm: The winner is All Quiet on the Western Front. 

2.41pm: Salma Hayek Pinault and Antonio Banderas are on stage now to present the award for the Best International Film. The nominees are:

  • All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)
  • Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)
  • Close (Belgium)
  • EO (Poland)
  • The Quiet Girl (Ireland)

2.39pm: The Academy president Janet Yang and Eva Longoria are on stage now talking of the Academy's history and what it does to preserve film.

2.34pm: Is this the moment of the year? The emotional support donkey for the win.

2.33pm: A rapturous reception for 'Naatu Naatu' with cheers and hollers as the crowd gets to its feet as the dancers run off the stage at the end and we head to yet another break. 

2.30pm: 'Naatu Naatu' by Kala Bhairava, M. M. Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj from RRR gets its time to shine now with an energetic performance.

2.28pm: Ruth Carter heads to the stage to collect her award looking resplendent in a yellow dress. "Wow" she says as the auditorium stands - "Nice to see you again" she jokes.
"Chadwick, please take care of mom" she says, revealing her mother died this week. 
"This is for my mother, she was 101" she ends her speech, walking off the stage.

2.27pm: The winner is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

2.26pm: It's now the award for Best Costume Design, presented by Paul Dano and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The nominees for these are: 

  • Babylon
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Elvis
  • Everything Everything All at Once
  • Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

2:24pm: After another break (that was soon), clips of The Banshees of Inisherin airs. And Jimmy Kimmel brings out one of the donkeys from the film to the stage, acknowledging the campaign to award the animals from the film. Much to Colin Farrell's delight. She's also an "emotional support donkey" Jimmy Kimmel says.

2.19pm: As the team takes to the stage, Adrien Morot thanks his team as well as Brendan Fraser "our amazing actor".

2.17pm: "The astonishing work that these artists have accomplished this year," Connelly and Jackson pay tribute to the nominees. The winner is The Whale.

2.16pm: Samuel L Jackson and Jennifer Connelly head to the stage for the award for Markeup and Hairstyling. The nominees are: 

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Elvis
  • The Whale

2.15pm: Another quick break before we're treated to clips from Women Talking, one of the Best Picture nominees.

2.07pm: Action hero Donnie Yen heads to the stage now to present the next song from Everything Everywhere All at Once - 'This Is a Life' by Son Lux, Mitski and David Byrne. 

2.06pm: As Friend clutches his Oscar trophy to his chest, he says: "Well, it's not my birthday. What an honour - thank you so much," before praising his fellow nominees. He kisses the Oscar during the speech too, thanking his "darling mum and dad" who supported him in his quest to become an award-winning cinematographer.

2.05pm: And the winner is James Friend - All Quiet on the Western Front.

2.04pm: The nominees for Best Cinematography are

  • James Friend - All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Darius Khondji - Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
  • Mandy Walker - Elvis
  • Roger Deakins - Empire of Light
  • Florian Hoffmeister - Tár

2.02pm: Creed III stars Michael B Jordan and Jonathan Majors, Hollywood's newest power duo, are here to present the Oscar for Best Cinematography.

2.01pm: We're back with the show now and clips from All Quiet on the Western Front, the surprise BAFTA winner are being played to the Dolby Theatre audience.

1.56pm: The entire auditorium is now singing 'Happy Birthday' to James Martin, the star of the short. Well, why not - when you've got the world at your feet, use them.

1.53pm: The Oscar goes to An Irish Goodbye.

1.52pm: Next up - the Best Live Action Short Film - nominees are: 

  • An Irish Goodbye
  • Ivalu
  • Le Pupille
  • Night Ride
  • The Red Suitcase

1.51pm: The documentary makers head to the stage, announcing: "We owe so much to our Bulgarian nerd with a laptop" and praising Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny, the subject of their film.

1.50pm: The winner is: Navalny, marking the first Oscar win for CNN.

1.49pm: The nominees for Best Documentary Feature are:

  • All That Breathes
  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
  • Fire of Love
  • A House Made of Splinters
  • Navalny

1.48pm: "That little skirmish last year," it's time for the Best Documentary award, which Kimmel says he hopes "goes off without a hitch - or Hitch". Riz Ahmed and Questlove appear on stage. 

1.47pm: The show's back now with clips from Cate Blanchett's Tár being shown to the audience, in which Blanchett is nominated for the eighth time. 

1.39pm: Diana Warren and Sophia Carson are now on stage to perform the first of the nominated songs, 'Tell It Like a Woman'.

1.37pm: That's two in a row for Everything Everywhere All At Once. Again, cheers ring out for Curtis. "Stop - I have 45 seconds," she jokes. "I just won an Oscar," she cries, choking back the emotion.

1.36pm: The winner is Jamie Lee Curtis.

1.34pm: And now the award for Best Supporting Actress, "who captured us with emotionally searing performances".

1.32pm: He tearfully thanks his brother who calls him every day - "I owe everything to the love of my life," he says of his wife. "Please keep your dreams alive," he pleads, sniffing back tears - "Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

1.30pm: Steven Spielberg smiles at Ke Huy Quan as he heads to the stage for his win to cheers from the audience and everyone is on their feet as he tearfully takes the trophy. So that's one for Encino Man, will it be two later?

"Mum I just won an Oscar!" he says. "My journey started on a boat, I spent a year in a refugee camp and somehow I ended up on Hollywood's stage. This - this is the American dream!"

1.28pm: The winner for the Best Supporting Actor is Ke Huy Quan for Everything Everywhere All At Once.

1.27pm: The Oscar for Actress and Actor in a Supporting Role are presented by Tory Kotsur and Ariana deBose - and the nominees are:
Best Supporting Actor

  • Brendan Gleeson - The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Brian Tyree Henry - Causeway
  • Judd Hirsch - The Fabelmans
  • Barry Keoghan - The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Ke Huy Quan - Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Supporting Actress

  • Angela Bassett - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Hong Chau - The Whale
  • Kerry Condon - The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Stephanie Hsu - Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Jamie Lee Curtis - Everything Everywhere All at Once

1.26pm: Kimmel has returned praising James Cameron's box office clout. 

1.25pm: After a brief break, we're back with scenes from Avatar: The Way of Water getting some early time to shine as the Oscars showcases the Best Picture nominees.

1.22pm: Filmmaker del Toro is now a three-time Academy Award winner.

1.20pm: Guillermo del Toro says "Animation is ready to be taken to the next step," as he thanks Netflix, before thanking his parents as well and leaving the stage.

1.19pm: And the winner is: Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.

1.17pm: First up, The Rock and Emily Blunt presenting for Best Animated Feature.
The nominees are: 

  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  • The Sea Beast
  • Turning Red

1.16pm: Kimmel says if you talk too long, a group of dancers from RRR will play you off stage. 

1.14pm: Kimmel finally mentions the notorious Will Smith slap - saying if you attack anyone tonight, please feel free to come and collect an award and then give a 19 minute speech. Kimmel's relatively on fire here.

1.11pm: Top Gun: Maverick's topless Tom Cruise scene gets a "L Ron Hubba hubba" from Kimmel. He then jokes of Cruise and Cameron: "The two guys who wanted to get us back to the theatre, didn't come to the theatre tonight."

1.09pm: It's now Avatar's turn to get roasted. "James Cameron is not here tonight, by the way. You know a show is too long when even Cameron won't sit through it," says Kimmel. He then goes on to ask why the Academy won't nominate Cameron - "what is he - a woman?" he jibes acknowledging the all male nominees.

1.08pm: "John turned 91 last month - and he's still scoring, if you know what I mean," - Kimmel roasts the iconic composer John Williams.

1.06pm: He's now mocking Steven Spielberg and Seth Rogen. "What are you on, Seth? Mushrooms? Give Steven one and let's see what happens." No mention yet of the slap, which could be a sign Oscar is trying to move on. It's quite a solid opening monologue and sets the tone for what hopefully lies ahead.

1.05pm: Kimmel celebrates the first time nominees, including Brendan Fraser, Michelle Yeoh,  and Ana De Armas. "Two actors from Encino Man are nominated for Oscars," he jokes. "What a very difficult night for Pauly Shore. Maybe it's time to reboot Bio-Dome."

1.03pm: "Give me a second as I adjust my danger zone," he says, adding: "My banshees are caught in my Inisherin." Kimmel is clearly here to celebrate film, exulting praise on celebs and saying it's great to get back in cinemas.

1.02pm: Jimmy Kimmel is here, depicted as being fired out of Top Gun: Maverick's fighter plane and into the  ceremony. "Why are you like this, Tom?" he shouts as Cruise's Maverick shouts "Eject, eject!"

1.00pm: Here we go - the 95th Oscars are getting underway!

12.50pm: With moments to go, Tar's Cate Blanchett has arrived and is in blue, ready to see if she'll win the Best Actress.

Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett arrives at the Oscars. Photo credit: Getty Images

12.37pm: Here's the Man(do) of the moment - Pedro Pascal is clearly skipping the last episode of The Last Of Us for an Oscar appearance with Magic Mike's Last Dance star Salma Hayek Pinault. Don't forget you can see Pedro flirt with Kate Rodger right here.

Pedro Pascal
Pedro Pascal at the Oscars. Photo credit: Getty Images

12.33pm: Creed III star Michael B Jordan seems relaxed and dapper as well as ready for the show.

Michael B Jordan
Michael B Jordan. Photo credit: Getty Images

12.30pm: There are now just 30 minutes until the show kicks off - last chance to grab your snacks and settle in. Don't forget Newshub's Kate Rodger will wrap everything up at 6pm on Newshub Live at 6.

12.25pm: Michelle Yeoh is Everything Everywhere All At Once - this time, her multiverse appearance has seen her arrive at the Oscars. She's the favourite to win today.

Michelle Yeoh smiling
Michelle Yeoh is the bookies' favourite to win today. Photo credit: Getty Images

12.19pm: Emily Blunt looking elegant in a white gown.

12.17pm: The celebs are coming in thick and fast now with just 45 minutes until host Jimmy Kimmel gets the main ceremony going. Here's Jessica Chastain.

Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain bringing the glam. Photo credit: Getty Images

12.15pm: The Oscars is all about the moments - here's an adorable one of Jamie Lee Curtis meeting the new Little Mermaid, Halle Bailey.

12.12pm: It's The Fabelman's Paul Dano looking like he has a Batman villain The Riddler-related outfit on.

Paul Dano
Paul Dano from The Fabelmans. Photo credit: Getty Images

12.09pm: Definitely not Bond, but still suave as hell, it's Idris Elba.

Idris Elba
Idris Elba looking debonair. Photo credit: Getty Images

12.04pm: Bill Nighy of Living and Austin Butler from Elvis share a moment.

Bill Nighy and Austin Butler
Bill Nighy and Austin Butler together ahead of their rivalry in the awards. Photo credit: Getty Images

12:00pm: Blonde's Ana De Armas has arrived - and she doesn't seem bothered about the Razzie wins for her film.

Ana De Armas.
Ana De Armas. Photo credit: Getty Images

11.57am: Don't Worry Darling - Florence Pugh has made it.

Florence Pugh
Florence Pugh has arrived. Photo credit: Getty Images

11.51am: Women Talking writer and director Sarah Polley is rocking a tux.

Sarah Polley.
Sarah Polley. Photo credit: Getty Images

11.48am: Planet Sex presenter Cara Delevingne is a vision in red.

Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne at the Oscars show. Photo credit: Getty Images

11.37am: The new Little Mermaid Halle Bailey is here in seashell colours.

Halle Bailey
Halle Bailey on the pre-show for the Oscars. Photo credit: Getty Images

11.32am: Avatar: The Way of Water star Sigourney Weaver is here.

Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver ahead of the Oscars. Photo credit: Getty Images

11.25am: M3GAN star Alison Williams has arrived.

Alison Williams
Alison Williams has traded killer dolls for killer looks. Photo credit: Getty Images

11.20am: Mindy Kaling is on the way to the carpet.

Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling Photo credit: Getty Images

11:11am: CODA's Marlee Matlin is here ready for the show.

Marlee Matlin
Marlee Matlin attends the Oscars. Photo credit: Getty Images

11.07am: Hong Chau of The Menu and The Whale is here.

Hong Chau
Hong Chau is here to support fellow nominee Brendan Fraser. Photo credit: Getty Images

11.04am: Harvey Guillen has flown out of the shadows to leave his vampire pals and attend the Oscars today.

Harvey Guillen
Harvey Guillen of What We Do In The Shadows. Photo credit: Getty Images

11.03am: Questlove is here too - hopefully his Oscars won't be as rocky as last year's. He was the director on stage collecting an award right after Will Smith slapped presenter Chris Rock.

Questlove arrives at the show. Photo credit: Getty Images

11.01am: Not sure we'd want to mess with James Hong, based on this picture of the 94-year-old arriving. The Everything Everywhere All At Once star looks fierce!

James Hong
James Hong. Photo credit: Getty Images

10.53am: The running order for the show itself has been revealed by Variety, with the first award going to Best Supporting Actress. It looks like we'll find out roughly halfway through the show if Wētā FX has won for Visual Effects

10.48am: The red carpet itself kicks off around 11.30am (NZT) with the actual awards show beginning at 1pm (NZT) with third-time host Jimmy Kimmel promising he will be "unflappable and unslappable".

10.45am: Everything Everywhere All At Once's Jamie Lee Curtis has arrived.

Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis could be celebrating later today. Photo credit: Getty Images

10.35am: Elton John and David Furniss have also been snapped - but they are at an Oscars' viewing party, not the main event.

Elton John, David Furniss
Elton John and David Furniss at an Oscars' viewing party. Photo credit: Getty Images

10.25am: Best Actor nominee Brendan Fraser has arrived ahead of the red carpet getting underway.

Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser has arrived at the show. Photo credit: Getty Images

10.20am: Last year's winner Troy Kotsur of CODA is here.

CODA's Troy Kotsur
CODA's Troy Kotsur. Photo credit: Getty Images

10.08am: We have the first sighting of a black tux with Mario Lopez rocking the classic look.

Mario Lopez
Mario Lopez arrives. Photo credit: Getty Images
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens arrives at the awards. Photo credit: Getty Images

10.01am: The arrivals have started ahead of the official red carpet kicking off at 11.30am NZT.

Fan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing arrives. Photo credit: Getty Images

9.30am: Lady Gaga will perform at the 95th Academy Awards today despite saying last week she wouldn't due to Joker: Folie a Deux filming commitments.

Variety magazine magazine quoted sources as saying the 'Poker Face' singer would make a "surprise appearance" to perform her Oscar-nominated song 'Hold My Hand' from Top Gun: Maverick.

9.15am: Newshub's Kate Rodger says there is talk in the Kodak Theatre that Tom Cruise could provide an upset to today's Academy Awards. Whispers have been going around the red carpet Top Gun: Maverick could take the Best Picture prize from Everything Everywhere All At Once. Read more here.

8.30am: New Zealand's already had one big accolade from Hollywood; though probably it's one its winner would love to overlook. Wellington's Andrew Dominik has won the Worst Screenplay at the Razzies for his screenplay for Blonde, the Marilyn Monroe Netflix biopic. What else won the dubious accolades - find out here.

8:15am: Conventional wisdom would suggest the Michelle Yeoh-led Everything Everywhere All At Once could be the big winner later today - here's why that would be a pretty big event.