The Oscars are just days away, and while normally Irish audiences would be mostly indifferent to the movie award ceremony, this year we have a vested interest.

As well as 'The Banshees of Inisherin' and 'The Quiet Girl''s nominations, there are several other Irish nominees in the mix including short film 'An Irish Goodbye' and Dubliner Richard Baneham, who last month won a BAFTA for his visual effects work on 'Avatar: The Way of Water'.

If you're planning to stay up to watch proceedings live, the event's producers have given a taster of what to expect during a press conference.

Host Jimmy Kimmel will reference last year's 'Slapgate' between Chris Rock and Will Smith, in case you were wondering: executive producer Molly McNearney told reporters "We are going to address it and then we are going to move on."

Lady Gaga will not be performing at the ceremony, however, as she is currently shooting 'Joker: Folie a Deux'. The pop star is nominated for 'Best Original Song' for her 'Top Gun: Maverick' track 'Hold My Hand'.

"We invited all five,” said showrunner Glenn Weiss. “We have great relationship with Lady Gaga, but she is in the middle of shooting a movie. It didn’t feel like she could get a performance to the calibre that she is used to, so she isn’t going to perform at the show."

The other four nominees in the category -  “Applause” from 'Tell It Like a Woman', “Lift Me Up” from 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever', “Naatu Naatu” from 'RRR' and “This Is a Life” from 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' will instead provide the musical entertainment on the night.

Lenny Kravitz, meanwhile, will perform during the 'In Memoriam' section.

There will also be a forced change in the presenting rules too; it is tradition for the previous year's 'Best Actor' and 'Best Actress' winners to present this year's recipients, but as Will Smith was banned from the ceremony for ten years following the aforementioned 'Slapgate', that obviously can't happen. It has not yet been revealed who will step into Smith's shoes.

Finally, in a bid to 'honour the crafts', a QR code will be posted at the end of each act that will allow viewers at home to access short videos 'to meet the nominees in the category and learn a little bit more about who they are and what they do."

The ceremony starts at 1am Irish time - but if you don't want to stay up that late, an edited version of the ceremony will be screened on RTE2 on Monday at 9.30pm. Hopefully with plenty of Irish winners to celebrate.