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How to watch the 90th Academy Awards live

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Roll out the red carpet! The Academy Awards will be here on March 4, 2018, to honor the biggest movies and the brightest stars of the moviegoing year.

Want in on a VIP-like streaming experience? All you need is a VPN and this trusty guide.

When are the Oscars?

The 90th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

The event will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel (you can watch his 2017 monologue below) and will be available via a range of streaming outlets.

Here are the best sources to watch the Oscars.

How do I stream the Oscars with ABC?

The easiest way to watch the 2018 Oscars is through ABC Go. You’ll need to sign in or sign up for a new account, but once you’ve provided your (or your friend’s or family’s) cable information, you can stream the Oscars live.

  • Connect to any  ExpressVPN server location in the U.S.
  • Visit
  • Enjoy live Oscar HD streams

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Stream the Oscars on your phone with the ABC app

In addition to streaming via TV, you can always watch the Oscars directly through the ABC app.

Here’s how to secure your connection while you stream.

  • Connect to any  ExpressVPN server location in the U.S.
  • head to 
  • Download the app on your device(s) of choice and look for live Oscar streams

Note: Last year, live streams of the Oscars were only available in certain cities.

Watch the Oscars on Facebook Live

While no official announcement has been made yet, Facebook is expected to live stream the Oscars via Facebook Live. All you have to do to stream is sign up or sign in and head to

Stream the Oscars on Sling TV and PlayStation Vue

Not into Facebook? No problem. Users who’ve cut the cord can also stream the Oscars via Sling TV and PlayStation Vue.

Key facts about the Oscars

For more than 90 years, the Oscars have been seen as the cream of the crop when it comes to awards shows. Here are a few fun facts.

  • The first Academy Awards took place in 1927. Back then, only a few hundred people were invited to attend.
  • The oldest actor to win an Oscar was Christopher Plummer, who was 82 when he won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners in 2010.
  • Kathryn Bigelow became the first female director to win an Oscar for Best Picture back in 2009 with her film The Hurt Locker.

Excited yet? Be sure to check back later for a full list of nominations.

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