2023 Oscars: How to Watch the Academy Awards

The 95th Academy AwardsThe Oscars — take place tonight, Sunday, March 12th. Honoring the best in film for the previous year, the ceremony will be held this year at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Los Angeles and is being hosted by Jimmy Kimmel in what marks his third hosting appearance. There will also be appearances from a stacked roster of presenters, including Riz Ahmed, Emily Blunt, Jennifer Connelly, Glenn Close, Elizabeth Olsen, Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson, Jonathan Majors, and many more. It's Hollywood's biggest night — and here's everything you need to know about how to watch.

When do the Oscars start?

The ceremony itself is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live on ABC. Red Carpet coverage for the event starts at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. ABC News will air a pre-show segment at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT as well as Red Carpet coverage. Both can be streamed online on ABC News Live with no sign in required.

How to watch the Oscars broadcast

The 2023 Oscars will air live on ABC, which is available on all cable and satellite packages and can be watched for free on most televisions with an antenna. if you don't have cable, the Oscars can be streamed on providers such as Sling TV, YouTube TV, Fubo V, Hulu plus Live TV, and DirecTV Stream. Most of these providers offer a free trial, though details will vary by provider.

You can also watch the Oscars on your mobile devices via the ABC app or ABC.com, though you will still need a subscription to a cable or streaming TV provider for that.

What are the Best Picture Nominees?

The nominees for Best Picture at the 2023 Oscars are: All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar: The Way of Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fablemans, Tar, Top Gun: Maverick, Triangle of Sadness, Women Talking

What are some of the other major categories that people are watching?

Major categories that fans are very interested in this year are Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress. In the Best Actor category, Brendan Fraser is nominated for The Whale, going up against Austin Butler (Elvis), Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin), Paul Mescal (Aftersun), and Bill Nighy (Living). In the Best Actress category Everything Everywhere All at Once's Michelle Yeoh is up against Cate Blanchett (Tar), Ana de Armas (Blonde), Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie), and Michelle Williams (The Fablemans). The Best Support Actress Category sees Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Angela Bassett up against Hong Chau (The Whale), Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin), Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once), and Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once).

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