This Sunday’s Oscar ceremony will certainly look like nothing we’ve ever seen before, so you’ll probably want to hop on a livestream and watch the festivities unfold. Unlike some of its predecessors, this award show is trying its best to happen live and in-person—with Oscar producer Steven Soderbergh strongly encouraging nominees to appear live at Union Station, the Dolby Theater, or one of the satellite hubs in Paris and London.
While the celebs have been instructed to stay off their computers for the evening, you’re absolutely encouraged to use yours to tune into the 93rd annual Academy Awards ceremony. Here are all the ways you can livestream the 2021 Oscars.
How to Watch the Oscars
The 93rd Academy Awards air on Sunday, April 25th on ABC beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. You can watch the ceremony on television at your local ABC affiliate, or online at abc.com (or through the ABC app) by signing in with a participating television provider. (Details on the providers can be found here.) Cord-cutters can stream the ceremony on Hulu + Live TV, YouTubeTV, AT&T TV, or FuboTV, most of which have free trial options.
How to Watch the the Pre-Show Oscars: Into The Spotlight
This year, the red carpet coverage is getting a bit of a makeover. Dubbed “Into The Spotlight,” the 2021 Oscars pre-show will feature red carpet coverage as well as performances of the five best original song nominees, courtesy of H.E.R., Leslie Odom Jr., Diane Warren, and more. The 90-minute Oscars pre-show, hosted by Ariana DeBose and Lil Rel Howery, will air on ABC at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. It will air on ABC television affiliates and stream online via the same supporter providers and services mentioned above for the ceremony itself. So, if you want to listen to the dulcet tones Leslie Odom Jr., you’d better tune in early.
How to Watch the Post-Show Oscars: After Dark
If four and a half hours of Oscars isn’t enough for you, then you’re in luck. Right after the ceremony, ABC will air Oscars: After Dark, a post-mortem of the night hosted by Andrew Rannells and Colman Domingo. Film critic Elliot Smith will interview winners there as they get their statuettes personalized. Like the pre-show, Oscars: After Dark will air on ABC television affiliates and stream online via the same supporter providers. If you’d like to see Rannells and Domingo yukking it up with newly-minted Oscar winners, you’ve gotta stay up late.
When Do the Oscars Start?
As mentioned, the 93rd annual Academy Awards start at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday night, April 23. So, fill out your VF Oscar ballot, sit back, and enjoy what will (hopefully) be a once in a lifetime Oscar ceremony.
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