How To Watch This Year’s Oscars Online And On TV: Don’t Forget About That Early Start

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The 96th Oscars are set for Sunday, March 10 at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood. Here’s what you need to know.

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What Time Do The Oscars Start?

The ceremony is airing live on ABC and elsewhere beginning at 4 p.m. PT/7 pm ET, an hour earlier than the Oscarcast’s traditional start. It’s also the first full day of Daylight Saving Time, with the spring forward taking effect as of 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

Jimmy Kimmel is hosting Sunday’s Academy Awards for a fourth time, and for a second year in a row.

What Channels Are The Oscars On?

In addition to ABC, the Oscars ceremony will be available on and the ABC app via authentication with a cable or satellite provider. ABC is also available through streaming services including Hulu Live TV, YouTubeTV, AT&T TV and FuboTV, many of which have free trials at signup.

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The show will also be available in more than 200 countries and territories (see the list of international broadcasters below).

This year’s Oscars will also be available in American Sign Language via livestream. Follow that livestream via the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences here.

Red Carpet Pre-Shows

The official ABC pre-show, The Oscars Red Carpet Show, will get underway at 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. PT with Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough as hosts. On E!, the network’s annual Live From Oscars red-carpet coverage kicks off at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET.

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In L.A., the CW’s KTLA-5 will air a live red-carpet show Live From the Oscars from 1-3:30 p.m. PT hosted by the news team’s Sam Rubin, Jessica Holmes, Megan Henderson and Doug Kolk.

Earlier in the day, ABC News will present Countdown to Oscars: On the Red Carpet Live from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. PT/1-4 p.m. ET that will air on ABC and stream on ABC News Live, with Linsey Davis and Whit Johnson hosting live from the Dolby Theater’s red carpet. That will be followed on ABC by the On the Red Carpet preshow from 1-3:30 p.m. PT.

What To Expect During The Ceremony

Kimmel will preside over a planned three-and-a-half-hour show honoring the year’s best in motion pictures. He will be joined by a presenter list that includes Mahershala Ali, Bad Bunny, Emily Blunt, Nicolas Cage, Jamie Lee Curtis, Cynthia Erivo, America Ferrera, Sally Field, Brendan Fraser, Ryan Gosling, Ariana Grande, Chris Hemsworth, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Keaton, Regina King, Ben Kingsley, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Matthew McConaughey, Kate McKinnon, Rita Moreno, John Mulaney, Lupita Nyong’o, Catherine O’Hara, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ke Huy Quan, Issa Rae, Tim Robbins, Sam Rockwell, Octavia Spencer, Steven Spielberg, Mary Steenburgen, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlize Theron, Christoph Waltz, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Yeoh, Ramy Youssef and Zendaya.

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All five songs nominated for the Original Song category will be performed Sunday. That loaded list includes a pair of tunes from Barbie, the queen of the 2023 box office that is up for eight Oscar nominations (one of those songs, Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?” won Song of the Year earlier this month at the Grammys where she and her brother/co-songwriter Finneas O’Connell performed it).

The nominated songs to be features Sunday are:

“The Fire Inside” from Flamin’ Hot
Performed by Becky G
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“I’m Just Ken” from Barbie
Performed by Ryan Gosling and Mark Ronson
Music and Lyric by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt

“It Never Went Away” from American Symphony
Performed by Jon Batiste
Music and Lyric by Jon Batiste and Dan Wilson

“Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)” from Killers of the Flower Moon
Performed by Scott George and the Osage Singers
Music and Lyric by Scott George

“What Was I Made For?” from Barbie
Performed by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell

Who’s Nominated?

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer is up for a leading 13 nominations Sunday and comes in sweeping through most of the major awards shows so far this season including the guilds (major and craft), the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs. The record for the most Oscars in one year is 11 (co-held by Ben-Hur, Titanic and most recently Lord of the Rings: Return of the King in 2004).

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Other top nominees Sunday are Poor Things with 11 noms including Best Actress for Emma Stone and Best Director for Yorgos Lanthimos; Killers of the Flower Moon with 10 including Best Actress for Lily Gladstone and Best Director for Martin Scorsese; and Barbie with eight including supporting noms for Gosling and America Ferrera and Adapted Screenplay for Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach (yes, Oscar voters snubbed Margot Robbie for Lead Actress and Gerwig for Directing).

The above four films along with American Fiction, Anatomy of a Fall, The Holdovers, Maestro, Past Lives and The Zone of Interest are nominated in the marquee Best Picture race, won last year by Everything Everywhere All at Once.

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Other frontrunners to watch Sunday include in the acting categories, where Gladstone, Cillian Murphy (lead) and Robert Downey Jr and Da’Vine Joy Randolph (supporting) have been consistent winners during the long awards season and are favored to take statues.

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International Broadcast

The Oscars are also being broadcast in more than 200 countries and territories. Here is the list of broadcasters per the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:

Africa (M-Net, DSTV Now); Armenia (First Channel); Australia (Seven Network, 7Plus); Austria, Alto Adige (Orf 1); Baltics (Duo 3, Duo 4, Duo 5, Duo 6, Filmzone, Filmzone +, Kidzone, Kino 7, Semeika, Kanal 2, Kanal 7, Kanal 7+); Belgium (Play6, Play More, GoPlay in Flemish; Proximus TV, Pickx in French); Bosnia & Herzegovina (Federalna Televizija); Bulgaria (Nova Television); Canada (CTV, CTV2); Croatia (HRT 1, HRT 2); Cyprus (Movies Best HD); Czech Republic (CT1, CT2, CT Art); Denmark (TV2 Denmark, TV2 Play, TV2 Zulu, DR2); El Salvador (Channel 2); Fiji & Fijian Islands (FBC TV); Finland (YLE Teema Fem, YLE Areena); France, Andora, Mauritius, Monaco (Canal + France, Canal + On Demand, Canal Plus Decalle, Canal Plus Cinema, Canal Plus Sport, Canal + Family, Canal + Series); Georgia (Imedi TV); Germany, Austria, Alto Adige, Liechtenstein, Switzerland (Pro 7, Kabel1, Kabel1 Doku, ProSieben Maxx, Sat.1, Sat.1 Gold, Sixx, Maxdome (Aka Joyn), 7TV, in German); Greece (Ote TV); Guatemala (Canal 31, Canal 35);

Iceland (Leigan, Stod 2, Channel 2); India (Disney+ Hotstar); India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka (Fox, Fox Crime, FX, Star Gold, Star Movies, Star Movies Select, Star One, Star Plus, Star Utsav, Star World, Star World Premiere HD, Vijay); Indonesia (Disney+ Hotstar); Ireland (RTE, RTE 2, RTE Player); Israel (Yes Movies HD); Japan (Wowwow, Wowwow Members on Demand); Latin America & Caribbean (TNT, CNN Chile, HBO Max); Luxembourg (Proximus TV, Pickx in Belgian; Pro 7, Kabel1, Kabel1 Doku, ProSieben Maxx, Sat.1, Sat.1 Gold, Sixx, Maxdome (Aka Joyn), 7TV, in German); Macedonia (Macedonian Radio Television); Mexico (Azteca 7, Azteca 13); Middle East & North Africa (MBC 2, MBC Mox, Al Thaqafeya, Shahid Plus); Mongolia (Edutainment TV Channel, Moviebox Channel); Montenegro (TVCG1);

Netherlands (Film 1, Filmbox, ANOs [“Canal Digitaal” “KPN” and “Ziggo”]); Poland (Canal + [Poland], Player+, myCanal); Portugal (RTP 1); Romania, Moldova (ProTV, Pro Cinema and Voyo); Serbia (RTS); Singapore (Channel 5, meWatch); South Korea (OCN, OCN Movies, OCN Movies 2, TVN Limited, Genie TV, Genie TV Mobile, LG U+TV, LG U+ Mobile TV, Uflix); Spain, Andorra (Moviestar+, Movistar Accion, Movistar Comedia, Movistar Drama, Movistar Estrenos, Movistar Estrenos 2, Movistar Series, Movistar Series 2, #0 Channel, pop-up channel “The Oscars® on Movistar Plus+”); Switzerland (SF DRS [SF1 and SF2] in German); Taiwan (Taiwan Television); Thailand (True Movie Hits HD, True Film 1, TrueID, TrueVisions Now); Ukraine (Suspilne Kultura); UK, Ireland (ITV, ITVX); and Vietnam (K+, K+ Cine).

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