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- The Academy Awards, or the Oscars, honors the best movies of the year.
- The 2021 Oscars will be broadcast on April 25 at 8 p.m. ET.
- You can watch the Oscars live on ABC via cable, or streaming services like Hulu + Live TV and Fubo TV.
The 93rd Academy Awards will honor some of the best films from 2020 and early 2021. The ceremony will be broadcast this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. You can watch the show live on ABC through cable or any streaming service with access to the channel.
This year’s event has already made history with its nominations. “Minari” actor Steven Yeun is the first Asian-American ever nominated for a best actor Oscar. “Nomadland” director Chloé Zhao is the first woman of color to receive an Oscar nomination for best director. Zhao joins “Promising Young Woman” director Emerald Fennell in the category, making this the first year two women are nominated for the award.
The 2021 Academy Awards will be the third Oscars in a row to be conducted without a host. The show will still feature a number of celebrity presenters, however, including Rita Moreno, Zendaya, Brad Pitt, and Bryan Cranston.
Unlike previous awards shows during the pandemic, most nominees will be attending the Oscars in person rather than virtually, but venues will be set up in London and Paris for nominees outside the US.
How to watch the 2021 Oscars
The 2021 Oscars will be held on April 25 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The show is expected to wrap up around 11 p.m. ET. A pre-show will start at 6:30 p.m. ET.
You can watch the Oscars on ABC via cable, satellite, antenna, or any live streaming service with access to the channel. The show will also be streamed via ABC.com and the ABC app. That said, ABC’s site and app both require you to sign in with an authenticated pay-TV provider.
How to watch the Oscars on ABC without cable
All three services offer plans that start at $65 a month and include ABC in select markets. Hulu’s website, FuboTV’s website, and YouTube’s website all let you check to see what channels are available in your area.
Hulu + Live TV offers a total of around 65 channels, along with access to all of Hulu’s on-demand movies and shows. YouTube TV features around 85 channels, and Fubo TV’s base plan includes around 120 channels.
Another way to stream ABC is with Locast, a non-profit app that offers free local channels in 31 markets. Although the streaming service will let you watch the Oscars for free, you’ll have to register for an account and donate at least $5 a month for uninterrupted viewing. Otherwise, a donation request will interrupt your streams every few minutes.
What movies and performers are nominated for 2021 Oscars?
Eight movies are up for best picture this year, with Netflix’s “Mank” receiving the most nominations (10) of any film at the show.
You can find a full list of 2021 Oscar nominations here, and we’ve compiled all the nominees in the four main categories below:
- “The Father“
- “Judas and the Black Messiah“
- “Promising Young Woman“
- “Sound of Metal“
- “The Trial of the Chicago 7“
- Thomas Vinterberg, “Another Round”
- David Fincher, “Mank”
- Lee Isaac Chung, “Minari“
- Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland“
- Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman“
Actress in a leading role
- Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom“
- Andra Day, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”
- Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman”
- Frances McDormand, “Nomadland“
- Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman“
Actor in a leading role