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How You Can Watch the Oscars Live 2024: Broadcast, Streaming, Cable

The biggest show of the season, the 96th Academy Awards, airs on Sunday, March 10. Here’s how you can watch all of the Hollywood glitz and glamour live.

The 96th Academy Awards will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 10, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET, with perennial host Jimmy Kimmel. We’ve already seen some prestigious ceremonies so far this year—shout out to the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards—but the Oscars is the biggest whale of awards season.

Catch up on the Oscar nominees

Most of this year’s Academy Award-nominated films are available to stream right now—see where you can find them in our Where You Can Watch Oscar-Nominated Movies 2024 guide.

How to watch the Oscars on ABC

ABC is an easy channel to find, carried by over 250 local affiliate TV stations across the U.S. and available through most cable and satellite TV basic packages. You can also receive ABC with a simple over-the-air antenna, which gives you free access to local CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, and The CW stations, as well.

Stream the Oscars without cable

If you’re not into a cable or satellite bill or installing an antenna, the best way to get ABC is through a live TV streaming service. But not all live TV streaming services carry ABC—here are our top picks for the ones that do, and some even offer a free trial.

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 $32.99–$99.99/mo. View plans
DIRECTV STREAM $69.99–$159.99/mo. View plans

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

How to watch Countdown to the Oscars and On the Red Carpet at the Oscars

What’s a big event without a big pre-show? Countdown to the Oscars coverage will begin at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, Sunday, March 10, on ABC.

On the Red Carpet at the Oscars will follow at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET with hosts George Pennacchio, Roshumba Williams, Leslie Lopez, and Rachel Brown. You can also catch all of the red-carpet action and fashion live at, as well as on YouTube and Facebook.

Oppenheimer (2023)
Oppenheimer (2023)

Oscar nominees for Best Picture 2024

There are 10 nominees for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars:

  • American Fiction
  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • Barbie
  • The Holdovers
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Maestro
  • Oppenheimer
  • Past Lives
  • Poor Things
  • The Zone of Interest

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer leads the pack with 13 Oscar nominations, followed by Poor Things with 11. If you haven’t seen all, or any, of the nominees, learn where to stream them in our Where You Can Watch Oscar-Nominated Movies 2024 guide.

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