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How to watch the Oscars right now via streaming, cable and for free

Emma Stone at the 96th Annual Oscars held at at the Ovation Hollywood on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images)
Emma Stone at the 96th Oscars. (Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images)

Lights, camera, Oscars! The curtain is up on the 96th Academy Awards. As you read this, Hollywood’s biggest stars are gathering at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California to walk the Oscars red carpet. This year's show has an earlier start time than usual, kicking off at 7 p.m. ET. The ceremony will see performances of all five of the original songs nominated this year, including a much-anticipated live performance of “I’m Just Ken” from Ryan Gosling. The list of presenters is — unsurprisingly — star-studded, including Zendaya, Nicolas Cage, Jamie Lee Curtis, America Ferrera, Brendan Fraser, Ariana Grande, Ryan Gosling, Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Yeoh and Al Pacino.

There are ten films up for arguably the biggest category of the evening: Best Picture. Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer leads the category with 13 nominations. Barbie, Poor Things, American Fiction, The Holdovers, Killers of the Flower Moon, Maestro, Past Lives, The Zone of Interest and Anatomy of a Fall round out the category.

Are you ready to tune in? Here’s what you need to know about watching the 2024 Oscars this year — with or without cable.

P.S. — looking for where to watch all the Oscars Best Picture nominees? We’ve got you covered there too.

When are the Oscars 2024?

The Oscars will be held on Sunday, Mar. 10 (tonight!).

What time are the Oscars 2024?

The 2024 Oscars will have an earlier start time, beginning an hour earlier than usual, at 7 p.m. ET.

What time is the Oscars red carpet?

E! is covering the Oscars red carpet this year, starting at just 4 p.m. ET, giving you three hours of lead up to the Academy Awards tonight. You can also catch red carpet coverage on ABC, or via the AP's free red carpet livestream:

What channel are the Oscars on?

The 96th Academy Awards will air on ABC, which you may have access to through cable or a live TV antenna. Don’t have access to ABC? You can stream the channel live with the help of a live TV streaming service like Fubo, DirecTV Stream, YouTube TV (all of which offer free trial periods) and more. Here’s what we recommend for how to watch the Academy Awards without cable.

Where to watch the Oscars 2024:

Where to stream the Oscars:

Oscars livestream 2024:

If you have cable, you can login with your provider and watch the Oscars livestream on ABC's website and on the ABC app.

Who is hosting the Oscars this year?

Jimmy Kimmel will once again host the Academy Awards this year.

Who is performing at the Oscars tonight?

FILE - Ryan Gosling arrives at the 96th Academy Awards Oscar nominees luncheon on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Gosling will sing the pop power ballad “I’m Just Ken” at the Oscars on March 10. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Ryan Gosling will perform "I'm Just Ken" at the Oscars this year. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

All five of this year’s Academy Award-nominated original songs will be performed at the Oscars this year. Jon Batiste, Becky G, Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, Scott George and the Osage Singers, and — finally confirmed — Ryan Gosling and Mark Ronson.

Who is presenting at the 2024 Oscars?

The list of confirmed Oscars presenters includes Zendaya, Emily Blunt, Cynthia Erivo, America Ferrera, Ryan Gosling, Ariana Grande, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicolas Cage, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Fraser, Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Yeoh, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mahershala Ali, Jessica Lange, Ke Huy Quan, Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Keaton, Regina King, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate McKinnon, Rita Moreno, John Mulaney, Catherine O’Hara, Octavia Spencer, Ramy Youssef and Sam Rockwell.

LIVE COVERAGE IS OVER18 updates
  • Should movies bring back intermission?

    If you think tonight’s Academy Awards show is long, try watching some of the Best Picture nominees! Oppenheimer and Killers of the Flower Moon are both over 3 hours long, begging the question, when do you go to the bathroom?

  • The first Oscar of the night goes to...

    Da'Vine Joy Randolph wins Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Holdovers.

  • Is Ryan Gosling performing at the Oscars?

    He’s Just Ken, after all! Ryan Gosling will perform the hit original song from the film Barbie at tonight’s Academy Awards, and rumor has it the "I'm Just Ken" performance is slated to be quite the spectacle

  • Who is presenting at the Oscars?

    Presenters at the 2024 Oscars include Zendaya, Emily Blunt, Cynthia Erivo, America Ferrera, Ryan Gosling, Ariana Grande, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicolas Cage, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Fraser and more.

  • This Barbie is hungry

    Jimmy Kimmel opened the 2024 Oscars by inserting himself into the iconic bus bench scene in Barbie to say "I haven't eaten in three weeks, I'm so hungry..."

  • This Barbie is an Oscars presenter

    Barbie stars (and Oscar nominees) Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera will present awards at tonight’s ceremony.

  • The 2024 Oscars start now!

    Lights, camera, Oscars! The 96th Academy Awards begin now...

  • What time are the Oscars on?

    The 2024 Oscars will have an earlier start time, beginning an hour earlier than usual, at 7 p.m. ET.

  • Where is Messi?

    After multiple studios with nominated films complained to The Academy about Anatomy of a Fall’s canine star Messi attending the Oscars luncheon, there were many reports that Messi would not be in attendance at tonight’s ceremony. But surprise! The pup did appear in the audience of the Dolby Theatre:

    HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: Messi in the audience during the 96th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
    HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: Messi in the audience during the 96th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • How to watch the Oscars 2024:

    The 96th Academy Awards will air on ABC, which you may have access to through cable or a live TV antenna. Don’t have access to ABC? You can stream the channel live with the help of a live TV streaming service like Fubo, DirecTV Stream, YouTube TV (all of which offer free trial periods) and more.

  • Was ‘Barbie’ snubbed at the Oscars?

    This ex-Oscars writer doesn’t think so

  • This Barbie is dressed in Chanel

    Nominated for Best Original Song for "What Was I Made For?" from Barbie, Billie Eilish hit the red carpet tonight decked out in Chanel:

    Billie Eilish at the 96th Annual Oscars held at Ovation Hollywood on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/Variety via Getty Images)
    Billie Eilish arriving at the 96th Annual Oscars. (Alberto Rodriguez/Variety via Getty Images)
  • who is hosting the Oscars 2024?

    FILE - Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks at the Oscars on March 12, 2023, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Kimmel will host the 96th Oscars on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
    Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 96th Oscars tonight. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

    Jimmy Kimmel will host the Academy Awards for the fourth time tonight.

  • 2024 Oscars presenters

    Jennifer Lawrence, Kate McKinnon, Rita Moreno, John Mulaney, Catherine O’Hara, Octavia Spencer and Ramy Youssef are also presenting awards tonight.

  • Quiz: How much do you know about the 2024 Oscars?

    Can you name all the Best Picture nominees? Then this quiz is for you.

  • The award goes to... an early bedtime!

    The 96th Oscars are taking place an hour earlier than usual, starting at 7 p.m. ET. Live red carpet coverage is already in full swing.

  • Sandra Hüller is the star of the evening

    Sandra Huller arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
    Sandra Huller arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

    Sandra Hüller has a role in two out of the 10 films nominated for Best Picture tonight: Anatomy of a Fall and The Zone of Interest. She’s also nominated in the Best Actress category for her performance in Anatomy of a Fall.

  • Vanessa Hudgens has an announcement...

    Vanessa Hudgens arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
    Vanessa Hudgens arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

    Vanessa Hudgens announced her pregnancy while co-hosting ABC’s Countdown to Oscars: On the Red Carpet Live!

    For more red carpet updates, Yahoo Entertainment has you covered.

2024 Oscar nominees:

Best supporting actor

Sterling K. Brown, "American Fiction"

Robert De Niro, "Killers of the Flower Moon"

Robert Downey Jr., "Oppenheimer"

Ryan Gosling, "Barbie"

Mark Ruffalo, "Poor Things"

Best costume design

"Barbie" - Jacqueline Durran

"Killers of the Flower Moon" - Jacqueline West

"Napoleon" - David Crossman, Janty Yates

"Oppenheimer" - Ellen Mirojnick

"Poor Things" - Holly Waddington

Best makeup and hairstyling

"Golda"

"Maestro"

"Oppenheimer"

"Poor Things"

"Society of the Snow"

Best live action short film

"The After"

"Invincible"

"Knight of Fortune"

"Red, White and Blue"

"The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar"

Best animated short film

"Letter to a Pig"

"Ninety-Five Senses"

"Our Uniform"

"Pachyderme"

"War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko"

Best adapted screenplay

"American Fiction" - Cord Jefferson

"Barbie" - Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig

"Oppenheimer" - Christopher Nolan

"Poor Things" - Tony McNamara

"The Zone of Interest" - Jonathan Glazer

Best original screenplay

"Anatomy of a Fall" - Justine Triet, Arthur Harari

"The Holdovers" - David Hemingson

"Maestro" - Bradley Cooper, Josh Singer

"May December" - Samy Burch, Alex Mechanik

"Past Lives" - Celine Song

Best supporting actress

Emily Blunt, "Oppenheimer"

Danielle Brooks, "The Color Purple"

America Ferrera, "Barbie"

Jodie Foster, "Nyad"

Da'Vine Joy Randolph, "The Holdovers"

Best original song

"The Fire Inside" from "Flamin’ Hot"

"I'm Just Ken" from "Barbie"

"It Never Went Away" from "American Symphony"

"Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)" from "Killers of the Flower Moon"

"What Was I Made For?" from "Barbie"

Best original score

"American Fiction"

"Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny"

"Killers of the Flower Moon"

"Oppenheimer"

"Poor Things"

Best documentary feature film

"Bobi Wine: The People’s President"

"The Eternal Memory"

"Four Daughters"

"To Kill a Tiger"

"20 Days in Mariupol"

Best documentary short film

"The ABCs of Book Banning"

"The Barber of Little Rock"

"Island In Between"

"The Last Repair Shop"

"Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó"

Best international feature film

"Io Capitano" (Italy)

"Perfect Days" (Japan)

"Society of the Snow" (Spain)

"The Teachers’ Lounge" (Germany)

"The Zone of Interest" (United Kingdom)

Best animated feature film

"The Boy and the Heron"

"Elemental"

"Nimona"

"Robot Dreams"

"Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse"

Best production design

"Barbie"

"Killers of the Flower Moon"

"Napoleon"

"Oppenheimer"

"Poor Things"

Best film editing

"Anatomy of a Fall"

"The Holdovers"

"Killers of the Flower Moon"

"Oppenheimer"

"Poor Things"

Best sound

"The Creator"

"Maestro"

"Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One"

"Oppenheimer"

"The Zone of Interest"

Best visual effects

"The Creator"

"Godzilla Minus One"

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3"

"Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One"

"Napoleon"

Best cinematography

"El Conde" - Edward Lachman

"Killers of the Flower Moon" - Rodrigo Prieto

"Maestro" - Matthew Libatique

"Oppenheimer" - Hoyte van Hoytema

"Poor Things" - Robbie Ryan

Best actor

Bradley Cooper, "Maestro"

Colman Domingo, "Rustin"

Paul Giamatti, "The Holdovers"

Cillian Murphy, "Oppenheimer"

Jeffrey Wright, "American Fiction"

Best actress

Annette Bening, "Nyad"

Lily Gladstone, "Killers of the Flower Moon"

Sandra Hüller, "Anatomy of a Fall"

Carey Mulligan, "Maestro"

Emma Stone, "Poor Things"

Best director

Justine Triet, "Anatomy of a Fall"

Martin Scorsese, "Killers of the Flower Moon"

Christopher Nolan, "Oppenheimer"

Yorgos Lanthimos, "Poor Things"

Jonathan Glazer, "The Zone of Interest"

Best picture

"American Fiction"

"Anatomy of a Fall"

"Barbie"

"The Holdovers"

"Killers of the Flower Moon"

"Maestro"

"Oppenheimer"

"Past Lives"

"Poor Things"

"The Zone of Interest"

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