Oscars 2019: How to stream online, start time, nominees, predictions and more


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Oscars 2019, a.k.a. the 91st annual Academy Awards, is less than a week away. We still don’t know who’s going to host (if anybody does), but we still know plenty about the ceremony. 

We know who’s nominated — and that Black Panther is up for best picture and might even have a slight chance. We also know how, when and where to watch the show online.

Here’s everything you need to know.

When does the Oscars 2019 start?

This year the Oscars takes place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 24. The whole event starts at 8 p.m. ET. 

Of course, if you’re interested in the dresses, the pre-event interviews and all the other red carpet stuff, you’ll want to start watching at around 90 minutes before at around 6:30 p.m. ET.

Where can I stream the Oscars 2019 online?

For audiences in the US, ABC is streaming the live broadcast of the Oscars on the ABC website, but only to specific cities and only with after you sign-in with a participating pay TV provider — typically a cable company, satellite provider or live streaming service. Click here for details.

If you subscribe to a live TV streaming service that carries ABC in your city, you can use it to watch the Oscars too. DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV all carry ABC in most US cities. All of them offer a 7-day free trial, so you can sign up now and cancel after the ceremony if you want. Note that Sling TV, Fubo TV, AT&T Watch Now and Philo do not carry ABC at all.

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).

The earlier red carpet proceedings will be streamed live on Twitter. You can watch by following the Academy Awards official Twitter account here. And as usual the E! network, available on many live TV streaming services, will have Oscars pre-coverage all day Sunday, and starts its red carpet coverage at 5PM ET. 

For viewers outside the US has a list of providers around the world, including BSkyB, Canal+ France and CCTV-6.

Who are the nominees?


Let’s focus on the big six: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. A full list of the nominees can be found here.

Best Picture

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
A Star is Born

Best Director

BlacKkKlansman — Spike Lee
Cold War — Paweł Pawlikowski
The Favourite — Yorgos Lanthimos
Roma — Alfonso Cuaron
Vice — Adam McKay

Best Actor

Christian Bale — Vice
Bradley Cooper — A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe — At Eternity’s Gate
Rami Malik — Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen — Green Book

Best Actress

Yalitza Aparicio — Roma
Glenn Close — The Wife
Olivia Colman — The Favourite
Lady Gaga — A Star is Born
Melissa McCarthy — Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali — Green Book
Adam Driver — BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliot — A Star is Born
Richard E Grant — Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell — Vice

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams — Vice
Marina de Tavira — Roma
Regina King — If Beale Street Could Talk 
Emma Stone — The Favourite
Rachel Weisz — The Favourite

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