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How to watch the 2023 Oscars, and when they start

Here are the streaming options for the year’s biggest awards ceremony

Oscar Statuettes For The 76th Academy Awards Displayed In Hollywood Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images

The 2023 Oscars will be the 95th celebration of the film world’s most prestigious and time-honored award ceremony when it takes place on Sunday, March 12, live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. And on top of the Oscar nominees, this year’s Academy Awards will be star-studded: Along with host Jimmy Kimmel, presenters include a ton of famous presenters. The big question for you? How and when are you watching the Oscar cermeony.

It’s still anyone’s guess as to who will win the night’s Best Picture prize, but we do know how you can catch all of the awards as they happen.

When do the 2023 Oscars start?

The Academy Awards will start at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. The award show will also feature a red carpet pre-show that will begin at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT, and will feature some of the night’s biggest celebrities and personalities arriving and doing interviews before the ceremony. There will also be a replay of the ceremony at 8 pm PT for audiences on the west coast.

How to watch the Oscars on cable TV

The 95th Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC, as it has been since 1976 and will at the very least until 2028. Your local ABC broadcast affiliate should be available for free over the air as long as you have a digital receiver — which is probably built into your TV.

How to stream the Oscars

The Oscars can be watched via any streaming TV service that offers local broadcast channels, including YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and FuboTV. You can also watch the live broadcast of the 95th Academy Awards on the ABC website, so long as you sign in with credentials from a pay-TV subscription for a streaming service or cable package. If you don’t subscribe to any of those services, good news: FuboTV has a seven-day free trial option right now.

Oscar host and presenters

Jimmy Kimmel returns as host of the Oscars ceremony, which mark the late-night comedian’s third time emceeing the proceedings. Joining him on stage as presenters are Harrison Ford, Riz Ahmed, Halle Bailey, Antonio Banderas, Elizabeth Banks, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, John Cho, Ariana DeBose, Andrew Garfield, Hugh Grant, Danai Gurira, Salma Hayek Pinault, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Nicole Kidman, Troy Kotsur, Jonathan Majors, Melissa McCarthy, Janelle Monáe, Deepika Padukone, Florence Pugh, Halle Berry, Cara Delevingne, Kate Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria, Elizabeth Olsen, Pedro Pascal, John Travolta, Questlove, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver and Donnie Yen. A lot of people!

What to expect from the Oscars

Not a Will Smith appearance, that’s for sure! Barring that, practically anything and everything (all at once) could happen. Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting this year, with the 95th Academy Award marking the third time the esteemed comedian and late-night talk show personality has hosted the Oscars, with his first two coming in 2017 and 2018.

You can also expect a live performance of the Oscar-nominated original song “Naatu Naatu” from S. S. Rajamouli’s breakthrough Indian action drama RRR as sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava (the playback singers who performed the song during the film in place of the RRR stars N. T. Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan). Neat!

How to watch the Oscar-nominated movies

We have you covered. Here’s where to stream the 10 Best Picture nominees, and the many, many other movies nominated in other categories.

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