How to Watch the 2020 Oscars
Yes, you can stream the show from just about anywhere. Here's how.
Even though you're probably still winding down from the Grammy Awards and the Super Bowl, it's already time to rehydrate and recharge — because the Oscars are just around the corner. The 2020 Oscars kick off on Sunday, Feb. 9 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET live from Los Angeles.
But what's the best way to tune in, especially if you don't have a television or simply want to watch the Oscars from a device? We have you covered — here's everything you need to know about how to watch the Oscars, including the key categories you'll want to keep an eye on.
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Can I Live Stream the 2020 Oscars?
Of course, if you have a television, you can catch the Oscars by simply tuning in to ABC on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. All you need to do is check out the complete list of nominees and download and print your 2020 Oscars ballot so you can cast your vote for who the night's big winners will be.
If you don't have a television, then you can always live stream the Oscars which, these days, is the way that a lot of people end up watching everything from the red carpet to the actual awards show. No matter the device you are using — phone, tablet, or computer — you can watch a live broadcast of the Oscars ceremony at abc.com or via the ABC app by signing in with a participating TV provider. Once you sign in, you simply select "live TV" in the app and you'll be able to watch all of the Oscars fun.
Other options for non-cable subscribers include services like DirecTV Now, Hulu’s Live TV package, Sling TV, Sony PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV. The common thread, obviously, is that none of these options are free — though some do offer free trial subscriptions that you might be able to take advantage for the sole for purpose of watching the big shebang.
What About the Red Carpet?
Let's be honest: The fashion is why we're really here, right? With that in mind, you're probably curious about how to catch celebs making their arrivals. The good news is that, like the awards show itself, there are a number of ways to watch.
ABC's Oscars All Access: Red Carpet Live will begin coverage at 3:30 p.m. PST/6:30 p.m. EST, according to the Oscars website. Journalist and talk show host Tamron Hall, film critic Elvis Mitchell, Lily Aldridge, and Billy Porter, will be hosting the red carpet festivities.
And if you just can't get enough of the red carpet, then Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic will also host E! Live From the Red Carpet: Oscars 2019, starting at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.