The Oscars take place this Sunday, April 25 on ABC. The 93rd Academy Awards have been a long time coming. The Academy delayed the awards by two months, accommodating films released in 2020 through to February 2021. In addition, movies released straight to digital platforms like HBO Max are also eligible for Oscars. One positive is, thanks to the delay, you can stream almost all of the films right now.
The Oscars are spread over two locations: Los Angeles Union Station and the Dolby Theater. Only nominees, their guest and presenters have been given the green light to attend. Nominees who don’t attend won’t be allowed to Zoom in. Will there be a host? The Oscars went hostless last year and this year will be the same.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Oscars 2021 awards show.
ABC once again has the rights to air the Oscars in the US. So as long as ABC is one of the television channels you can get, then you’re all set. Alternatively, you can get a Oscars 2021 live stream on abc.com by logging in with your cable provider.
Well and truly cut the cord? Don’t worry, you’re not without options. You can get ABC through a number of OTT services, including FuboTV, which starts from $64.99 with its Starter plan and also offers a 7-day free trial. Other options include AT&T TV Now for $69.99 a month.
Keep scrolling if you want to know your viewing options in the US, Canada, UK, India and Australia (pssssst, it’s absolutely FREE Down Under!).
David Fincher’s Mank leads this year’s Oscar nominations with 10. It faces stiff competition in the best picture category from awards darling Nomadland, directed by Chloé Zhao. Both she and Emerald Fennell, who’s behind the haunting revenge thriller Promising Young Woman, are nominated for best director, making this the first time two women have been nominated in the category in the same year. It’s exciting stuff. Check out the full list of nominations here.
But it’s worth noting that if you’re away from your country this Oscar night and were hoping to watch your home coverage on your laptop or mobile, it will inevitable be geo-blocked. Annoying but this easily fixed, with a VPN you can change your IP address to a location back in your own hometown or country that will then allow you to stream the event as if you were sat back at home.