Want to Know How to Live Stream the Oscars? We've Got You Covered
Attention, movie junkies: The 93rd annual Academy Awards are right around the corner. Since no one wants to be that girl who missed the most memorable moments because she couldn’t find the channel, keep reading for everything you need to know about where and how to live stream the Oscars…even if you don’t have cable.
1. When are the 2021 Oscars?
The 93rd annual Academy Awards, which will be held "in-person" (whatever that means...) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, premieres Sunday, April 25. We even have an entire list of the nominees, so you can track your predictions before the ceremony begins.
2. Where can I Live Stream the Oscars?
The Academy Awards will be exclusively broadcast on ABC and abc.com, though subscribers can also watch using the ABC app. The ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and is scheduled to conclude at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT. (FYI: That’s just a loose time frame, since it probably won’t end until 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT at the absolute earliest.)
3. What if I don't have cable?
No cable? No problem. You can live stream the Oscars using services like Sling TV, Hulu, Fubo TV, AT&T TV, and YouTube TV. Non-subscribers will need to purchase a streaming subscription or sign up for a free trial. (Pro tip: If you’ve already completed your trial, use a different email address for another seven days.)
4. Will there be a red carpet?
Even though this year’s awards will take place in-person (we recently learned there are no Zoom appearances allowed), it’s unlikely that we are going to get a totally normal red carpet that we’re used to. However, based on the Grammys red carpet, we imagine we’ll see a handful of stars (some with masks) stopping for photos.
Based on last year’s coverage, it’s likely we’ll be able to watch the red carpet on the ABC site or app from 5:30 p.m. ET, or on the Academy's official Twitter from 6:30 p.m. ET. We’re also crossing our fingers that E! will broadcast the pre-show and red carpet coverage but we’re still waiting for details on that front.
5. Who's hosting?
Similar to last year’s ceremony, there will be no host for the 2021 Oscars. We’re not necessarily surprised, considering Karey Burke, ABC’s entertainment president, previously revealed that the no-host model has been successful in the past.
“Together with the Academy, we have decided there will be no traditional host, repeating for us what worked last year,” she said in 2020, according to Deadline. “[It will have] huge entertainment values, big musical numbers, comedy and star power.”
6. Who's nominated?
Last week, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas read through all of the categories and their respective nominees live from London.
Mank currently leads the pack, with a total of 10 nods. The movie is followed by a six-way tie between The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Nomadland, Sound of Metal and The Trial of the Chicago 7, with six nominations each.
Come April 25, you know where to find us.
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