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Oscars 2024: How To Watch, When Is It, Nominated Movies

Even though the 2024 Oscars ceremony does not have the same cultural impact the awards show had during its peak viewership decades ago, actors, filmmakers, and anyone involved with the moviemaking business still yearn to win one of those golden statues handed out Sunday night.

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 96th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Unless you live a glamorous life and have secured in-person tickets to Hollywood’s biggest night, here’s how to watch the 2024 Oscars at home, when to tune in, and where you can stream all the top movies.

When Are the Oscars?

Even if you end up watching the entire ceremony, and even if everyone’s acceptance speech runs long, you might still get to bed at a decent time, because the Oscars airtime moved up one hour for the 2024 event. The official stream for the 96th Academy Awards ceremony starts at 7 pm ET on Sunday, March 10.

How to Watch the Awards Ceremony

If you have a subscription to cable, watching the 96th Academy Awards is as easy as turning on your TV and flipping over to ABC. Though a cable subscription is definitely not required to watch the 2024 Oscars. If you have an over-the-air antenna, then you can use it to stream the broadcast on ABC for free, as well as other locally available channels.

Another way to watch the ceremony is to subscribe to one of the many live TV streaming services that include ABC as part of their channel bundle. While you might be able to test out a free trial, a subscription to Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and FuboTV costs around $75 every month after the introductory offers end. While expensive, it’s nice to pay on a month-to-month basis for streaming services compared to the traditional cable contracts that lock in users.

A livestream of the 2024 Oscars formatted for American Sign Language viewers will be available to watch on YouTube during the ceremony.

Where to Stream the Nominated Movies

Watching movies at home can get expensive fast, especially when so many movies are spread across different streaming services. All of the films nominated for best picture are now available online, but some of the options are available for purchase only. For example, The Zone of Interest costs $20 for a digital copy.

Many of the movies nominated for Best Picture are available to watch at home through a streaming subscription. Both Oppenheimer and The Holdovers are on Peacock right now. The Max catalog of movies currently includes Barbie. Past Lives is included as part of a subscription to Paramount Plus with Showtime. Apple TV Plus is home to Killers of the Flower Moon, and Netflix is where you can stream Maestro. Poor Things is available to stream on Hulu starting March 7.

Check out our roundup of where to watch Oscar nominated picks for more movie streaming details.