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Oscars Live Stream: How to watch the Oscars live in 2020

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Roll out the red carpet! The 92nd Academy Awards take place on Sunday, February 9, 2020, to honor the biggest movies and the brightest stars of the moviegoing year.

Want in on the best way to stream? Whether you’re in Canada, the UK, Australia, or anywhere outside the U.S., all you need is a VPN and this guide on how to stream the Oscars.

Stream the Oscars on ABC

The official broadcast is through ABC’s website. You’ll need to log in through your television provider, but once you’ve provided your (or your friend’s or family’s) cable information, you can stream the Oscars live.

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server location in the U.S.
  3. Visit the ABC live stream or the Oscars official website
  4. Enjoy live Oscar HD streams

In addition to streaming via the official ABC Oscars website, you can also watch the Oscars directly through the ABC app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire Stick.

Watch the Oscars on YouTube TV

You can also watch the Oscars on YouTube TV on your computer, mobile device, or smart TV. YouTube TV includes ABC, which is the official U.S. broadcaster for the Academy Awards.

If you don’t have a YouTube TV subscription, don’t worry. You can watch the Oscars for free by signing up for a free trial.

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Go to and sign up for a free trial
  4. Watch the Oscars

Note: You may also need to supply a ZIP code from your chosen VPN location and spoof your geolocation. (Find out how to spoof your geolocation in Chrome and Firefox.)
Tip: You can use the YouTube TV app to watch the Oscars on your phone or tablet. The YouTube TV app is available for Android and iOS. If you don’t have a YouTube TV subscription, simply sign up for a free trial to watch the Oscars for free.

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Watch the Oscars on Hulu, Apple TV, or Roku

Other streaming services, like Hulu, Apple TV, and Roku will be showing the Oscars live and offer various free trials. Simply sign in to your preferred service and connect to a server location in the U.S. to stream. Some restrictions may apply.

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How to live stream the red carpet

The red carpet for the Oscars will be streaming live on the official Oscars Twitter account @TheAcademy and on ABC. Tune in on Sunday, February 9, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.) to catch all the glitz and glam on the red carpet.

Who is hosting the Oscars?

For the third consecutive year, the Oscars will not have a host for the evening. Several celebrities are expected to step up throughout the night to introduce segments of the ceremony.

The complete list of Oscar nominations in 2020

Here are the nominees for some of the biggest awards that will be handed out on Sunday. Who will be taking home an Oscar this year?

Best Picture
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Marriage Story

Actor in a Leading Role
Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

Actress in a Leading Role
Cynthia Erivo – Harriet
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
Renée Zellweger – Judy
Charlize Theron – Bombshell

Actress in a Supporting Role
Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell
Laura Dern – Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh – Little Women
Margot Robbie – Bombshell

Actor in a Supporting Role
Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes
Al Pacino – The Irishman
Joe Pesci – The Irishman
Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Foreign Language Film
South Korea – Parasite
Spain – Pain and Glory
France – Les Misérables
North Macedonia – Honeyland
Poland – Corpus Christi

Documentary (Short)
In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

Documentary Feature
American Factory
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
The Cave

Original Song
I’m Standing With You – Breakthrough
Into the Unknown – Frozen II
Stand Up – Harriet
(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again – Rocketman
I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away – Toy Story 4

Animated Feature Film
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Adapted Screenplay
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
The Two Popes

Original Screenplay
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Knives Out

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bong Joon-ho – Parasite
Sam Mendes – 1917
Todd Phillips – Joker

Production Design
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The Irishman
The Lighthouse

Costume Design
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Little Women
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit

Sound Editing
Ford v Ferrari
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Sound Mixing
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Ad Astra

Animated Short Film
Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love

Live Action Short Film
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
A Sister

Original Score
1917 – Thomas Newman
Joker – Hildur Guðnadóttir
Little Women – Alexandre Desplat
Marriage Story – Randy Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – John Williams

Visual Effects
Avengers: Endgame
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The Irishman

Film Editing
The Irishman
Ford v Ferrari
Jojo Rabbit

Makeup And Hairstyling
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

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3 thoughts on “Oscars Live Stream: How to watch the Oscars live in 2020

  1. Can you provide information on how to stream Formula 1 when the season starts. SKY in the UK provides the show. I would like to watch the SKY feed in Canada if possible.

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