The Oscars is less than a week away and after theand the , we’ve started firming up ourÂ . If you’re keen to watch or stream the awards show online and want to know how, you’ve come to the right place.Â
Or you can boycott the Oscars entirely, depending on how you feel about the lack of diversity in major acting categories and best director (Greta GerwigÂ was sadly snubbed).
But if you’re afan, you’re in for a real treat. Hold your breath during the 11 categories the most nominated movie is up for (yes, the most nominated movie at the Oscars is a comic book movie).
, and are also among the best picture front-runners, with 10 nominations each. Check out how to watch the Oscars (which are going hostless for the second year in a row) below.
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Date and start time
The Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.
US: The Oscars start at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 9.
UK: The Oscars start at 1 a.m. GMT on Monday, Feb. 10.
Australia: The Oscars start at midday AEST on Monday, Feb. 10.
How to watch the Oscars online
The Oscars will air on ABC in the US. To stream online, there are a couple of options:
- ABC is streaming the live broadcast of the Oscars on theÂ ABC website, but only to specific cities and only after you sign in with a participating pay TV provider — typically a cable company, satellite provider or livestreaming service.
- Another option isÂ Locast, which streams local broadcasters, including ABC, in certain large US cities, for free. And of course, you could always use anÂ Â to try to pick up the ABC station in your area ( ).
- If you subscribe to aÂ DirecTV Now), Hulu with Live TVÂ and YouTube TV all carry ABC in most US cities. All of them offer a seven-day free trial, so you can sign up now and cancel after the ceremony if you want. Note that Sling TV, Fubo TV, AT&T Watch Now and Philo don’t carry ABC at all. Â thatÂ , you can use it to watch the Oscars too. AT&T TV Now (previouslyÂ
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DirecTV Now’s basic, $50-a-month Live a Little package includes ABC. You can use its channel lookup tool to see if you get a live feed of Fox and the other local networks in your ZIP code.
YouTube TV costs $50 a month and includes ABC. Plug in your ZIP code on its channel lineup page to see what live, local networks are available where you live.
- Australia: The Oscars will air live on Seven.
- UK: You can watch the Oscars using aÂ Sky Cinema Pass with Now TVÂ (a seven-day free trial is offered).
How to stream the red carpet
The earlier red carpet proceedings will be streamed live on Twitter. You can watch by followingÂ the Academy Awards official Twitter account. Sister siteÂ Entertainment Tonight OnlineÂ and as usual the E network,Â , will have Oscars pre-coverage all day Sunday, with E’s red carpet coverage beginning at 2 p.m. PT. Elsewhere, ABC has its own pre-red carpet coverage starting at 2:30 p.m. PT, and its Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red CarpetÂ starts at 3:30 p.m. PT.