TV ratings for the Academy Awards have been steadily declining for several years, as has been the case with much of the live programming on traditional television, but tens of millions of people will still be watching this Sunday to see which of the year’s best films take home the most golden statues. For those planning to watch the Oscars, there are various options for tuning in beyond simply turning on the TV and flipping to ABC.
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The main event kicks off on ABC at 8 p.m. ET, which is when host Jimmy Kimmel will emerge to start the show with a monologue that is almost certain to cover everything from politics to the #MeToo movement’s effect on Hollywood. Last year, nearly 33 million people tuned in to ABC to watch Moonlight‘s upset Best Picture win (with a shocking twist!), which represented the glitzy program’s lowest viewership in nine years.
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First of all, Comcast’s E! cable network will, as always, air live coverage of the Oscars’ red carpet, from the arrivals A-list celebrities to interviews with the night’s nominees. The network’s coverage will kick off at 1 p.m. ET with a pre-red-carpet show before transitioning into the annual Live From the Red Carpet special at 5 p.m. ET.
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ABC, meanwhile, will begin its live coverage of the red carpet at 6:30 p.m. ET, which will be available on the broadcast network or live-streaming on ABC.com or the ABC app.
Several live-TV subscription streaming services offer users access to ABC’s live feed, which will include the Oscars and related coverage, such as Hulu’s live TV service, Google’s YouTube TV, the Dish Network’s Sling TV, AT&T’s DirecTV, and Sony’s PlayStation Vue. Hulu will also make the entire Academy Awards ceremony available for streaming on Monday, if you’re willing to wait until the day after.
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The main event will also be available for live-streaming on ABC’s website or app when it begins at 8 p.m. ET. The ABC app is available to download on iOS and Android devices, as well as streaming players such as Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV. (Those live-stream options will require viewers to log in with cable subscription credentials and they will only be available to viewers in the following markets: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco.)
The website The Oscars: All Access will also stream ABC’s free pre-show with exclusive footage from the red carpet. And, Facebook has also partnered with ABC and the Oscars to make the social media’s giant’s Watch online video service the “exclusive social platform” for Academy Awards coverage that will include red carpet highlights and exclusive backstage footage during the ceremony.
The Oscars are upon us once again, with last year’s host, Jimmy Kimmel, returning to emcee the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony, airing Sunday, March 4, at 8 pm EST on ABC.
The Oscars will conclude an awards season where the only certainty is uncertainty in the race for the film industry’s biggest prize. This year there’s no clear frontrunner for Best Picture, as The Shape of Water, Dunkirk, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri have all taken home hardware at other recent awards ceremonies, while there are whispers that Get Out might pull off an upset.
How to watch the 2018 Oscars Live Online
When: Sunday, March 4, at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST. ABC’s red-carpet coverage begins at 5:30 pm EST/3:30 pm PST. E! will also cover the Oscars red carpet, starting at 5 pm EST.
Where: Live on ABC. Alternatively, you can live-stream the ceremony at ABC.com or on the ABC app, provided you have a cable TV provider login and are in one of the following markets: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, or San Francisco.
Several subscription-based TV streaming services, including Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV, and PlayStation Vue, will also stream the Oscars via ABC.
Host: Jimmy Kimmel returns as host for the second year in a row. There will probably be jokes about last year’s Moonlight versus La La Land debacle.
Last year’s Academy Awards ceremony was full of big moments, from the Best Picture drama to the powerful acceptance speeches to the painfully awkward interactions (remember Nicole Kidman’s weird clapping?). We’re sure this year’s ceremony will bring us more hilarious, emotional, and possibly cringe-worthy moments you won’t want to miss.
When the Oscars Awards 2018 Live
You can tune into ABC’s coverage of the Oscars red carpet on March 4 at 6:30 p.m. ET. The ceremony starts on the network at 8 p.m. ET sharp.
How to Stream the 2018 Oscars
If you can’t catch the Academy Awards on TV, it will also be available for live streaming through ABC Go as well as through the ABC app.
You can also watch the Oscars through YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV, and Playstation Vue. All are subscription-based services that include ABC as part of their packages.
The Oscars ceremony will also be available on Hulu (but not until the day after the actual event, unless you have a Hulu with Live TV subscription).
The 2018 Oscars — or the 90th Academy Awards, if you’d prefer — are headed our way on Sunday, March 4, bringing glitz, glamour and maybe even a headline-grabbing mix-up or two, like the 2017 snafu that was the “La La Land”-“Moonlight” debacle (as documented in the photo above). This year, nine films are up for best picture, just one of 24 award categories that will be featured in the Oscars broadcast.
What time are the Oscars in 2018? What channel?
The 2018 Oscars start at 8 p.m. March 4 on ABC. The network’s pre-show, “Live From the Red Carpet,” featuring interviews with nominees and presenters, starts at 6:30 p.m. with hosts Michael Strahan (“Good Morning America”) and Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”).
Viewers can also livestream the Oscars at abc.com or through the ABC app, but must sign in with their TV provider to watch.
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But maybe you’re the type who likes to really revel in the all the Oscars grandeur.
If you’re a fashion plate or just interested in what everyone’s wearing — and want to get a good look at all the gowns — you can head over to E! starting at 1 p.m. for two hours of “Countdown to the Red Carpet” and, starting at 5 p.m., three hours of “Live From the Red Carpet” with Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic — that is, if Seacrest is still hosting (E! says that he is).
Who are the Oscars 2018 nominees?
The Academy Awards always end with the winner for best picture, but there are a lot of categories to cover before then, from best actress to best supporting actress to cinematography, documentary feature, makeup and hairstyling, costume design and film editing.
The nine best picture nominees are “Call Me By Your Name,” “Darkest Hour,” “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Phantom Thread,” “The Post,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
Who is hosting the Oscar Awards 2018?
Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars for 2018, even after the “Moonlight” morass he found himself in last year. In a promo for ABC, Kimmel made light of being traumatized by the events of last year’s awards show.
“You know I dream about it every night,” he says in the video, which features a guest appearance from Beatty. “I can’t even open the mail because of, you know, all the envelopes — it just piles up.”
Kimmel will be the first person to host the awards show in consecutive years since Billy Crystal in 1997 and 1998.
Who are the presenters at the 2018 Oscars Online?
The 2018 Oscars boast a series of nominees, actors from nominated films and other popular entertainers who will hit the stage as presenters.
They include: Armie Hammer (“Call Me By Your Name”), Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Moana”), Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”), Mark Hamill (“Star Wars”), Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”), Gina Rodriguez (“Annihilation” and “Ferdinand”), Newark native Eva Marie Saint (“On the Waterfront”), Wes Studi (“Hostiles”), Kelly Marie Tran (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”), Zendaya (“The Greatest Showman”), Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”), Chadwick Boseman (“Black Panther”), Laura Dern (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”), Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip”) — who also announced the nominations — Jennifer Garner (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”), Viola Davis (“Fences”), Tom Holland (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”), Kumail Nanjiani (“The Big Sick”) and Emma Stone (“La La Land”).
Daniela Vega, who stars in Chile’s “A Fantastic Woman,” which is nominated for best foreign language film, will make history as the first openly transgender performer to walk the stage as a presenter at the Oscars.
The 90th annual Academy Awards will have coverage from the red carpet to the backstage area and through the ceremony itself. ABC hosts the live broadcast of the show, starting at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland with host Jimmy Kimmel.
For the first time, ABC will present Countdown to the Oscars Live!, a three-hour live special from the red carpet. The show revisits moments from Oscars past and features a first look inside the under-construction Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Museum.
Good Morning America weekend anchor and The View co-host Paula Faris and ABC News correspondent Chris Connelly host the special from 1-4 PM/10 AM-1 PM Sunday on the ABC.
After the incredibly memorable 2017 Academy Awards, there’s no way movie fans across the country will risk missing the 2018 ceremony!
From the red carpet style to the winner of the night’s Best Picture prize — in addition to highly-anticipated performances by Academy Award winner Common, nominee Mary J. Blige and more — there’s a lot to tune in for on Sunday night.
Here’s everything you need to know about the date and time of, and channels to watch for the 90th annual Oscars.
When are the Oscars 2018?
Hollywood’s biggest night is being held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles,
California, on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The awards show telecast begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
How can I watch the Oscars 2018 red carpet and pre-shows?
The fun begins long before host Jimmy Kimmel, back for his second year in a row, delivers his opening monologue.
Starting at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT, PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly’s Oscars Red Carpet Live streaming pre-show will bring you all of Hollywood’s biggest stars as they make their way into the theatre.
How can I watch Oscars 2018 Award ceremony on TV?
The ceremony will air live nationwide on ABC. Check your local listings.
How can I stream Oscars 2018 Live Online?
No television? No problem. If you don’t have access to a TV, viewers in select markets can catch the live broadcast on Abc.com or though the ABC app by signing in with your TV provider. Subscription-based services like YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV and Playstation Vue will also stream the Oscars through ABC.
The 90th Oscars ceremony is right around the corner, and with no clear frontrunner for Best Picture, the 2018 Academy Awards should bring some surprises. But as any awards show fan knows, the most unpredictable moments often happen on the red carpet.
This year’s Oscar red carpet coverage should be especially interesting, considering the ongoing awareness of sexual harassment and allegations of inappropriate behavior from powerful men in Hollywood.
The controversy is hitting home for Ryan Seacrest, the man of a thousand jobs, who is slated to once again talk to arriving stars during the E! channel Oscars red carpet coverage. In November, Seacrest made the accusations against him public, by stating that E! was investigating sexual misconduct allegations made against him by “someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me nearly a decade ago at E! News.”
Seacrest characterized the accusations as “reckless allegations,” and said he was cooperating with the investigation of the claims.
On Feb. 1, Variety reported that the investigation was complete, and that a spokesperson for the E! channel said, “The investigation, conducted by outside counsel, found insufficient evidence to support the claims against Seacrest and therefore could not be substantiated. E! is committed to providing a safe working environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.”
That seemed to be that. But then Variety ran another story, in which Seacrest’s accuser identified herself as Suzie Hardy. The Feb. 26 story included specifics of Hardy’s allegations against Seacrest, which included him rubbing up against her, groping her, and engaging in a pattern of sexual misconduct.
With Seacrest still denying the charges, and Hardy and her lawyer saying the investigation was inadequate, that leaves a couture-dressed elephant in the room. Will actresses speak to Seacrest on the E! red carpet as they arrive for the 2018 Oscars? Or shun him? Will Seacrest be directly challenged on live television?
As these timely questions loom, there may be more suspense during the red carpet coverage than in the Oscars show.
Here’s where and when Oscars 2018 red carpet coverage will be happening on Sunday, March 4.
“Countdown to the Oscars 2018, Live! Part 1”: A three-hour special hosted by Paula Faris and Chris Connelly revisits moments from past Oscar ceremonies and passes the time until the official ABC red carpet coverage starts. (10 a.m. ABC/2)
“E! Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2018 Academy Awards”: The endless E! channel pre-Oscars coverage begins, with lots of yammering about what the stars might wear, and so on. (10 a.m. E!)
“On the Red Carpet at the Oscars awards 2018”: More coverage to pass the time until the stars really start showing up. (2 p.m ABC/2)
“E! Live From the Red Carpet”: Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic talk to the stars. How’s that going to work this year? (2 p.m E!)
“Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet”: The official ABC red carpet coverage includes Michael Strahan, Wendi McLendon Covey, Sara Haines and others interviewing nominees, presenters and performers. (3:30 p.m. ABC/2)
“Red Carpet Rundown: Oscars Awards 2018”: A look at fashion from the 2018 Oscars red carpet. (4 p.m. E!)
Streaming: “The Oscars: All Access,” featuring red carpet highlights, backstage footage and moments from the Oscars telecast, will stream live on The Academy’s Facebook page on Facebook Watch; on the ABC Television network Facebook page; Oscar.com and ABCNews.com beginning at 3:30 p.m.