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How to Watch the Oscars 2023

Watch the Oscars on Sunday, March 12, on ABC.

The biggest night in cinema is just around the corner: the 95th Academy Awards will air live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 12, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting.

There are a whopping ten Best Picture nominees this year, including box office hits Avatar: Way of Water and Top Gun: Maverick. But we’ll be keeping an eye out for Everything, Everywhere, All at Once, which lived up to its name by scoring eleven nominations across ten categories.

ABC is a local channel, so there are lots of ways to catch it with and without cable service. Keep reading to find which method is right for you.

Catch up before the big night

A lot of Oscar-nominated films are available to stream right now. Check out our Oscars streaming guide for more information.

Watch the Oscars on ABC

There are several ways to watch ABC:

ABC comes with virtually every cable or satellite package, even the “Basic” ones—although we can’t say we recommend basic cable. If you don’t want to spring for a more robust cable plan, try out an OTA antenna. It’s a small one-time purchase that will grant you access to local channels like ABC, CBS, and NBC.

Stream the Oscars without cable

If you don’t have an OTA antenna or a cable plan, don’t worry! Thanks to live TV streaming services, there are still plenty of ways for you to watch the Oscars.

And if you want to watch the Oscars for free, try a free trial with one of the following services (just make sure you remember to cancel before you get hit with an unexpected renewal fee).

Live TV streaming services that carry ABC

Service Price Free trial? Details
YouTube TV $72.99/mo. View plans
Hulu + Live TV $76.99–$89.99/mo. View plans
fuboTV $74.99–$94.99/mo. View plans
DIRECTV STREAM $69.99–$159.99/mo. View plans

Protip: Not sure which live TV streaming service is the one for you? Our live TV guide has everything you need to know to watch your favorite shows faster.

How to watch the Oscars “Red Carpet Live”

There are a number of ways to catch all the fashion on the red carpet, including on ABC starting at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 12, with hosts Ashley Graham, Vanessa Hudgens, and Lily Singh.

If you’re more of a tabloid or fashion magazine stan, People, Entertainment Weekly, and Vogue (among others) will also be livestreaming the red carpet for free on their social media channels. If you’re there for the fashion, not the films, we suggest skipping ABC and going straight to your fave publication for all the juicy analysis.

Vanessa Hudgens host the red carpet at the 95th Oscars
Vanessa Hudgens will host the red carpet at the 95th Oscars on ABC.

2023 Oscar nominees

This year’s Best Picture nominees are:

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Elvis
  • Everything, Everywhere, All at Once
  • The Fabelmans
  • Tár
  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • Triangle of Sadness
  • Women Talking

The most-nominated film this year is Everything, Everywhere, All at Once. Read our Oscars streaming guide for more information on how to stream Everything, Everywhere, and other Oscar-nominated films.

Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.
Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.

2023 Oscars FAQ

How can I watch the Academy Awards 2023?

You can watch the 95th Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, on ABC at 8 p.m. ET on March 12.

Will the Oscars be on Hulu?

Yes, Hulu + Live TV subscribers will be able to watch the Oscars live on ABC when it airs on Sunday, March 12. Hulu subscribers without Live TV will be able to watch the Oscars on demand the following day.

Who is performing at the Oscars 2023?

This year’s musical acts include Rihanna, Rahul Sipligunj, Kala Bhairava, David Byne, Son Lux, Stephanie Hsu, Sofia Carson, Diane Warren and Lenny Kravitz.

Unfortunately, despite being nominated, Lady Gaga will not be at this year’s ceremony. Fictional boy band 4*TOWN will also not be in attendance, having been snubbed from the nominations.

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