Oscars 2019: How to Watch the Academy Awards
Are you ready for and wondering how to watch the 2019 Oscars?
In less than two weeks, we'll get to see some of the most talented stars walk the red carpet at the 91st annual Academy Awards. It's the glitziest night of the year—and we can expect Hollywood's biggest celebs to bring their A game as they compete to take home the film industry’s most prestigious award: the iconic golden statuette, Oscar.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will be there, as will The Favourite's Emma Stone and Olivia Coleman. But will Taylor Swift make an appearance to support boyfriend Joe Alywn's Oscar-nominated film? It's too soon to tell, but we're so excited to find out.
Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Oscars, including who's nominated, who's performing, who's presenting, and when and what time to tune in!
What time do the Oscars start at?
The 91st annual Academy Awards will broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
How long are the 2019 Oscars?
The show starts at 8 p.m ET sharp and usually lasts about three hours. However, if history is to repeat itself (and if speeches run too long like they normally do), expect the ceremony to be much longer.
How can I watch the Oscars? Will there be an Oscars live stream in 2019?
If you have cable TV, ABC is your best choice to watch the 2019 Oscars. If not, you should easily be able to stream the show at abc.com or on the ABC app. If that doesn't work, then there are a ton of other options, including YouTube TV, SlingTV, PlayStation Vue, and Hulu with Live TV, but you'll need a paid subscription. Meanwhile, red carpet coverage will also be available on both ABC and E! at 6 p.m. ET.
Who's performing at the 2019 Oscars?
The Oscars are reportedly planning performances for all five Best Song nominees, however, the most highly-anticipated (and confirmed) performance of the night is Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow" duet.
Who's presenting at the 2019 Oscars?
Aside from all the actors and actresses nominated, there's an A-list slate of presenters as well. It's been announced that Jennifer Lopez, Awkwafina, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Brie Larson, Amy Poehler, Whoopi Goldberg, Maya Rudolph, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson and more will be handing out Oscar statuettes.
Who's nominated at the 2019 Oscars?
The Favourite and Roma lead the nominations with a whopping 10 noms each, while A Star Is Born and Vice earned eight. Lady Gaga is nominated for two awards for Best Actress and for Best Original Song for “Shallow." Rami Malek is also looking to take home an Oscar or his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody after already winning a Golden Globe and BAFTA for Best Actor. Check out the whole list of noms here.
Who are the biggest Oscar snubs and surprises?
The biggest snub went to Bradley Cooper, who wasn't nominated for Best Director for his directorial debut in A Star Is Born. Emily Blunt also didn't get nominated for her incredible performance in both Mary Poppins Returns and A Quiet Place. However, for the first time in Oscar history, Black Panther—a superhero movie—was nominated for an award.