Oscars 2020: How to stream and watch the awards show online
The Oscars have kicked off. Here's how you can watch!
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Yes, it's Oscars time and the ceremony is under way. Hollywood's biggest night of the year is taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. All the other major awards shows are behind us (get your 100% accurate Oscars predictions here), so it's time to figure out for how to watch or stream the awards show. Or you can boycott the Oscars entirely, depending on how you feel about the lack of diversity in major acting categories and best director (Greta Gerwig was sadly snubbed).
But if you're a Joker fan, hold your breath during the 11 categories the most nominated movie is up for (yes, the most nominated movie at the Oscars is a comic book movie). Parasite has surged into the best picture conversation with big wins in the precursor awards shows, while 1917, The Irishman and Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood flex 10 nominations each. Check out how to watch the Oscars (which are going hostless for the second year in a row) below.
The Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.
US: The Oscars start at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET tonight: Sunday, Feb. 9.
UK: The Oscars start at 1 a.m. GMT on Monday, Feb. 10.
Australia: The Oscars start at midday AEST on Monday, Feb. 10.
How to watch 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).