The 95th annual Academy Awards kick off tonight and celebrate achievements across the film industry. The star-studded ceremony takes place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California, and will feature a performance by Rihanna after she headlines this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.
Whether you’re hoping to see which movie takes home the award for Best Picture or want to catch Rihanna’s second big performance of the year, here’s how and when you can watch the Oscars.
When do the Oscars start?
The Oscars will take place on Sunday, March 12th, 2023 at 8PM ET / 5PM PT.
Where can I watch the Oscars?
The Academy Awards will be available on several live TV streaming platforms that carry ABC, including Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, FuboTVand DirectTV Stream.
If you have a cable subscription, you can watch the Academy Awards for free from your local ABC station. You can also match the ceremony to ABC website o app by logging into your cable provider.
As for red carpet coverage, the ABC News YouTube Channel stream the Academy Awards pre-show starting at 1:30PM ET / 10:30AM PT. While E! it will be released own red carpet coverage on its channel at 5PM ET / 2PM PT, you can only watch it via cable or from a streaming subscription that carries the network.
Who hosts the Oscars?
Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars for the third time after hosting the ceremony in 2017 and 2018.
The 95th Academy Awards will see a return to the solo host format of the event, as previous events have not featured a host or group of co-hosts like we saw last year with Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes.
What are the nominations this year?
Everything Everywhere Everything at once, Avatar: The Way of Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, Tárand Top Gun: Maverick, are just a few of the films nominated for Best Picture. Meanwhile, Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett, Brendan Fraser, Colin Farrell, Jamie Lee Curtis, and many other actors and actresses are also up for the awards.
You can view the full list of nominations here.
What else could I expect?
Besides Rihanna’s performance of “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Foreveryou might also notice something a little different when you see the red carpet this year — meaning it’s not really red.
For the first time in more than six decades, the Oscars will replace its red carpet with a champagne-colored one, ostensibly to offset the shadows of the tent covering the carpet due to the chance of rain, according to Associated Press.