How to Watch the Oscars Online

Three years (and counting) of a pandemic have made movies more special than ever. We cherish those rare opportunities when it feels safe to go to a theater and enjoy the best films on the biggest screens with fellow moviegoers. In 2022, that magic continued its return, thanks to a selection of noteworthy movies that drew us to theaters.

On March 12, Hollywood will honor those top films during the 95th Academy Awards. Unfortunately, unless you’re famous enough to see the celebration in person at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, you must watch the show live at home or from another venue. Thankfully, there are many ways to do so.

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How to Stream the Oscars

The Oscars will air on ABC, starting at 8 p.m. ET on March 12. If you’ve kept the cord, you can watch the show there. However, you can also watch online(Opens in a new window) via or the ABC app by authenticating your account with Spectrum, Verizon, or any other pay TV service provider.

If you’ve fully embraced the streaming lifestyle, you’ll need a live TV streaming service to enjoy the show. Thankfully, there are many options. DirecTV Stream, FuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and many others should grant you streaming access to the live ceremony. (If you have regular Hulu and can avoid spoilers, the ceremony will be available to stream there on Monday, March 13.)

What to Expect at the Oscars

As for what to expect at the show itself? This year’s Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, his third time hosting. The breakout multiverse hit Everything Everywhere All at Once leads with 11 nominations, more than any other film. A pair of billion-dollar sequels, Avatar: The Way of Water and Top Gun: Maverick, both got nominated for Best Picture. And Angela Bassett’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever supporting actress nomination is the first time a Marvel Cinematic Universe film has been nominated in an acting category.

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Want to catch up on all the Oscars nominees, from Elvis to Women Talking, before seeing who wins? You’ll need to bounce between a few different video streaming services. And keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming 2023 Oscar streaming guide. Conversely, you can forget the high art and stream reality trash.

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