Attention, movie junkies: The 92nd annual Academy Awards are right around the corner. Since no one wants to be that girl who missed the La La Land/Moonlight Best Picture mishap 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 2020 Oscars?
The 92nd annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 9, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. We even created a handy downloadable and printable Oscar ballot, 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 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. How do I watch the red carpet?
ABC will kick off red carpet coverage with The Oscars Red Carpet Show beginning at 6:30 pm. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.
E! will also broadcast the pre-show with Countdown to the Red Carpet starting at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT until 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. The actual red carpet coverage will begin at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT with E! Live from the Red Carpet, followed by Red Carpet Rundown at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
5. Who's hosting?
Similar to last year’s ceremony, there will be no host for the 2020 Oscars. Karey Burke, ABC’s entertainment president, announced the news in January and 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, according to Deadline. “[It will have] huge entertainment values, big musical numbers, comedy and star power.”
6. Who's nominated?
Joker currently leads the pack, with a total of 11 nods. The Joaquin Phoenix movie is followed by a three-way tie between The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with ten nominations each.
Come February 9, you know where to find us.