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The Oscars is now live! After delaying the show for two months, the Academy has also changed eligibility for awards, allowing films released in 2020 through to February 2021 to enter. This time round, movies released solely on digital platforms like HBO Max are also eligible for Oscars.
The Oscars will take place over two locations this year: Los Angeles Union Station and 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. Plus, since the show is a televised event, guests won't have to wear a mask while the cameras are rolling.
US: The Oscars start at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 25.
UK: The Oscars start at 1 a.m. GMT on Monday, April 26.
Australia: The Oscars start at 10 a.m. AEST on Monday, April 26.
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.
Watching the Oscars online
The Oscars will air on
in the US. To stream online, there are a couple of options:
ABC is streaming the live broadcast of the Oscars on the ABC website, but only to specific cities and only after you sign in with a participating pay TV provider -- typically a cable company, satellite provider or livestreaming service.
Another option is Locast, which streams local broadcasters, including ABC, in certain large US cities, for free. And of course, you could always use an antenna to try to pick up the ABC station in your area (DVR optional).
No one! The hostless trend began in 2019 when Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting duties amid criticism of his past insensitive tweets. The 2020 show went without a host and the 2021 show will do the same.
Who's presenting the Oscars?
Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon-ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Zendaya will be handing out awards.
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