Oscars 2019 : It’s the entertainment industry’s biggest and glitziest night of the year, attracting everyone who’s anyone – from Hollywood legends to bright young things – with everyone waiting on who will win film’s most coveted prizes: the iconic golden Academy Awards statuettes.
How to watch the 2019 Oscars
The 91st annual Academy Awards will begin at 8 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. PT. Red carpet coverage kicks off at 5 p.m. ET on E! Here’s how to tune in:
Date: Feb. 24, 2019
Time: 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT
Location: Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles
On TV: ABC — find your local station
After-party: Watch on ET Live
Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Oscars red carpet and awards ceremony.
How can I watch the Oscars in America?
For US viewers, the Oscars will be available to watch on ABC with red carpet coverage kicking off at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT followed by the ceremony itself at 8pm ET/5pm PT.
You can also watch a live stream on ABC.com and the ABC app but only in select markets in America.
How can I watch the Oscars in the UK?
If you’re in the UK, the ceremony will be aired by Sky. Sky Cinema (renamed Sky Cinema Oscars) will air the entire evening, beginning at 10pm with red carpet arrivals. Sky1 will broadcast an hour of Alex Zane-fronted coverage at midnight, titled Oscars 2019: Red Carpet Live.
And then for the ceremony itself, you’ll need to head back to Sky Cinema Oscars and Now TV between 1am and 4am to find out who has got their hands on the major prizes. Highlights will be shown on Monday 25th February at 8pm on Sky Cinema Oscars and 9pm on Sky1.
To watch, NOW TV offer a Sky Cinema Pass which will cost you £9.99 a month – although you can get a 14-day free trial if you’re a new customer, so you can watch the Oscars with no charge if you time it right.
At this point, the only way for the Oscars to actually redeem itself from months of disaster is to have Paddington himself walk on stage on Sunday as the night’s surprise host and proceed to give every award to his film, Paddington 2. I assure you, dear reader, the chances of this happening are slim. So instead, we are tasked with tuning into ABC at 8 p.m. ET