The Oscars are one of the biggest events of the year in the entertainment industry, and people from around the world tune in to watch the glamorous awards ceremony. It’s one of the must-watch events of the season for anyone interested in film, fashion, or pop culture, so you’ll want to tune in and be in the know. The Oscars take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California, but they are broadcast around the world at different times. In many places, you’ll be able to watch the event live, but in some locations, the broadcast may be taped from a previous recording.
The Oscars 2018 overview
In 2018, the Oscars will be held on March 4th. It is the 90th year the ceremony will be held, and the world is eagerly anticipating the announcement of many coveted awards, such as Best Screenplay, Best Actor/Actress, and of course, Best Picture.
|March 4, 2018
|Red carpet coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET, 3:30 p.m. PT, and the awards ceremony gets underway at 8:00 p.m ET, 5:00 p.m. PT. (USA)
|ABC.com and the ABC app
|Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States
When do the Oscars start?
In the United States, the awards ceremony will be broadcast on ABC and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. It will air live at 8 PM Eastern time and 5 PM Pacific time, meaning that it will likely also be shown by most ABC affiliates at 7 PM Central time and 6 PM Mountain time.
How to watch Oscars 2018 live stream online
If you subscribe to a paid TV service like Comcast, you will be able to stream the awards show from your laptop or cell phone via ABC’s website or app. However, only certain television markets will be able to watch the show live this way, and in many cases, it will only be available live if you have DirectTV. If you are planning on watching the show virtually, you’ll need to check your ABC affiliate online to determine if you can watch the ceremony live this way, or if you will have to wait and watch once it has already been recorded. The Oscars will be available through ABC On Demand until March 22nd, 2018.
If you are wanting to watch the Oscars overseas, there are a few options for you depending on where you are. If you are American and you will just be out of the country while the event is happening, you may be able to watch via logging onto your local ABC affiliate online, depending on the quality of your internet access. Although you won’t be able to stream the event live, you may still be able to watch the recorded version. There are also hundreds of international TV channels that will be streaming the Oscars live. To determine which TV channel is showing the Oscars in your country, visit oscars.go.com, and then check the local station schedule for airing times.
How to watch Oscars 2018 pre-show event
In addition to the actual Oscars awards ceremony, there is also a pre-show event that will be airing 90 minutes before the start of the ceremony. This will follow attendees as they walk the red carpet, and is a must-watch for anyone interested in style and pop culture. There will be interviews with attendees as well as a variety of behind-the-scenes coverage for entertainment enthusiasts. This pre-show event will only be shown on the ABC TV network and will not be available online.
There’s plenty to look forward to at this year’s Oscar ceremony, and the entertainment industry is abuzz with the recent announcement of this year’s nominations. The nominees in all 24 categories were announced on February 6th, 2018. As usual, the most anticipated category is that of Best Picture, for which there are nine nominees.
The nominees are, in alphabetical order, Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, The Post, The Shape of Water, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Out of all the films nominated in all categories, The Shape of Water received the most nominations, with a total of 13. In second and third are Dunkirk and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which received eight and seven nominations respectively. Another notable nomination is Christopher Plummer for All The Money in The World, who was brought in to replace Kevin Spacey at the last minute right before the film’s release.
While there’s no one specific favorite in any of the major categories this year, there are plenty of fantastic movies and talent nominated. With such a wide range of films on the list, there’s sure to be plenty of drama and excitement. Tune in on March 4th at 5 PM Pacific Time on ABC to watch everything unfold.