Oscars 2021: How can I stream the award show04/23/2021
THE Oscars is one of Hollywood's biggest awards ceremony.
This year is the 93rd Academy Awards event and viewers can either watch live or live-stream.
How to watch live on TV
After a delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Oscars will air Sunday, April 25.
The Oscars will be aired live on local ABC affiliate channels this with the awards beginning at 8:00pm ET but red carpet activities starting at 6:30pm ET.
How to stream the Oscars
The Oscars will also be available on streaming services for viewers to watch without a cable subscription.
Some of the streaming options for the Oscars include:
- Hulu+ Live TV
- Fubo TV
- YouTube TV
- The Roku channel
While some services require a subscription, the majority of them offer free-trials that users can sign up for to tune in to the special event. ABC.com however does require you to sign in with a local cable provider.
What are the Oscars?
Dating back to 1929, the Oscars or The Academy Awards is the most prestigious award within the American and international film industry. The first televised event for the awards happened in 1953 during its 25th annual award ceremony.
The awards are made up of 24 different categories within the film industry. Some of the award categories include Best Picture, Supporting Actor/Actress,makeup and hairstyles, director, editing, music, sound editing, and original screenplay.
They are presented and voted on annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) which is located in Beverly Hills, California.
There are different sections within the AMPAS and those individual sections cast the nominations. However, for the category of the best picture, the entire academy votes on it.
Who is nominated this year?
This year's lineup has some pretty famous nominations, including the hit Disney movies, Onward and Soul, which are both nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film of the year.
Judas and the Black Messiah was also nominated for multiple awards this year.
The film, about the Black Panther Party, has been nominated for five different categories, including Original Screenplay, Best Picture, Best Music, Best Cinematography, and stars Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield have both been nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
The late Chadwick Boseman, who lost his battle with Stage 4 colon cancer in 2020, is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in the film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
Other nominations include Andra Day, for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the United States vs. Billie Holiday.
Who is hosting the awards?
While the Academy Awards have not released an official statement, there seems to not be a host in the lineup for the awards this year. This will make it the third year in a row that the show has gone on without a host.
The first hostless Oscars was in 1989.
Comedian Kevin Hart was supposed to host the show in 2019 but due to controversial comments, he stepped down from the role. Hosting duties were replaced with multiple celebrities announcing the winners for different categories.
The following year the Academy decided to continue running the show without a host and had much success with it.
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