Awards show season is in full swing, and it's already been epic. The 2020 Oscars, which airs this Sunday, February 9, will celebrate the best achievements in film and television over the past year. After the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released this year's nominees, we now know that the Joker is in the lead with 11 nominations, followed by The Irishman, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, and 1917 with 10. We'll have to tune in to see who takes home the most gold (24-karat, that is!)
But we know some of you are only tuning in for the red carpet—and we do not blame you! Fortunately, whether you have cable or not, you can live stream the 2020 Oscars right from your couch, so you don't have to miss any of the red carpet moments, acceptance speeches, performances, and presenters as we celebrate the best movies of 2019.
The 2020 Oscars will also honor the late Kobe Bryant, who won an Academy Award in 2018. Bryant, his daughter, and seven others tragically died in a helicopter crash last month.
Here are all of the details you need to know about watching the 2020 Oscars, like how to stream the event, who is nominated, and who is performing.
When are the 2020 Oscars?
The 92nd Academy Awards will air Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ABC, but Oscar festivities will start streaming way earlier. Oscars Countdown: The Red Carpet LIVE! begins at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on ABC to get you excited for the big night.
If seeing the stars arrive in their beautiful gowns and dapper suits is more your thing, tune into On The Red Carpet at the Oscars, which airs at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT on ABC. Oscars: Live on the Red Carpet will show at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT on ABC. And if you can't get enough of the night, you can watch On The Red Carpet After the Awards at 11:00 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT and On The Red Carpet After Dark 2:35 a.m. ET / 11:35 p.m. PT, but you'll want to check your local listing.
How can I watch the 2020 Oscars?
If you have cable, you'll want to hit up ABC to catch the award show, but there are plenty of ways you can stream it too. ABC has a livestream option on ABC.com, or you can download the ABC app with select television providers, including Hulu, Comcast Xfinity, and more. The Oscars will be live-streaming the event in more than 225 countries worldwide. You can also watch Oscars All Access: Red Carpet Live streaming exclusively on Twitter. And if you have any trouble streaming the Oscars, its website has a pretty robust list of FAQs that address potential technical issues.
Where are the 2020 Oscars held?
The 92nd Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The 2019 Oscars were held at this location too. Although we would all love to attend this star-studded event, tickets to the Oscars are reserved for nominees, presenters, performers, film executives, and other exclusive guests. Tickets cost an estimated $750.
Who is hosting the 2020 Oscars?
There is no host for the 92nd Academy Awards. The no-emcee tradition started last year when comedian Kevin Hart was supposed to host the event, only to reportedly back out after he became under fire for past homophobic remarks. The 2020 Oscars decided to continue with no host again this year.
Who is presenting at the 2020 Oscars?
Oscar 2020 presenters include Penélope Cruz, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Will Ferrell, Gal Gadot, Rami Malek, Kristen Wiig, and many, many more stars. See the complete list of presenters here.
Who is nominated for an Oscar this year?
Joker is leading the pack with 11 nominations in Costume Design, Actor in a Leading Role (Joaquin Phoenix), Best Picture, and Cinematography, to name a few. The Irishman, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, and 1917 each received 10 nominations. Ford v. Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, and Parasite are competing for Best Picture. See the complete list of nominations here.
Who is performing at the Oscars this year?
Some Oscar veterans are coming back again to perform at the 92nd Academy Awards, and all five of them are nominated for Best Original Song. Cynthia Ervio, Elton John, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Mets, and Randy Newman will all perform their nominated songs. Ervio will sing "Stand Up" from Harriet, and she is also nominated for Actress in a Leading Role for Harriet. John will perform "I'm Gonna Love Me Again" from his biopic film, Rocketman. Menzel will sing "Into the Unknown" from Frozen 2. She previously won an Oscar for "Let It Go" from the original Frozen. Randy Newman will perform "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" of Toy Story 4. He has been nominated for an Oscar 22 times! Billie Eilish is also performing at the 92nd Academy Awards.
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