Want to Know How to Live Stream the Oscars? We've Got You Covered with Where to Watch the 96th Academy Awards Online

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Attention, movie fans: The 96th annual Academy Awards are right around the corner. Since no one wants to be that person who misses the most memorable moments because they 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.

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1. When Are the 2024 Oscars?

The 96th annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 10, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The ceremony starts at 4 p.m. PST.

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2. Where Can I Live Stream the Oscars?

The Academy Awards will be exclusively broadcast on ABC and, though subscribers can also watch using the ABC app. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and is scheduled to conclude at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. (FYI: That’s just a loose time frame, since it probably won’t end until 10:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT at the absolute earliest.)

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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.)

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4. Will There Be a Red Carpet?

This year’s awards show will take place in-person, so we expect to see all the big stars stopping for photos. Based on past coverage, we’ll likely be able to watch the red carpet on the ABC site or app starting at 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.

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5. Who's Hosting?

Jimmy Kimmel will serve as host for the 2024 Oscars, reprising his role from last year. (He recently released a hilarious, patriarchy-smashing promo featuring Barbie stars America Ferrara, Kate McKinnon and Ryan Gosling.)

“I always dreamed of hosting the Oscars exactly four times,” he joked. Only a handful of others have had the honor, including Whoopi Goldberg and Jack Lemmon. Bob Hope holds the record, having hosted the ceremony 11 times, followed by Billy Crystal (nine) and Johnny Carson (five).

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6. Who's Nominated?

There's no shortage of talent gracing the 2024 Oscar nominations. Here are the contenders:

Best Picture

American Fiction
Anatomy of a Fall
The Holdovers
Killers of the Flower Moon

Poor Things
Past Lives
The Zone of Interest

Best Director

Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer
Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon
Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Things
Justine Triet, Anatomy of a Fall
Jonathan Glazer, The Zone of Interest

Best Actress

Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon
Emma Stone, Poor Things
Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall
Carey Mulligan, Maestro
Annette Bening, Nyad

Best Actor

Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers
Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction
Colman Domingo, Rustin
Bradley Cooper, Maestro

You can find the full list of nominees here.

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