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Oscars live stream: Watch the 96th Academy Awards for free

Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie smile at each other in Barbie.
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The best films of 2023 will be honored at the 2024 Oscars. Also known as the 96th Academy Awards, the 2024 Oscars will feature some of the biggest and brightest stars Hollywood has to offer, including Margot Robbie, Robert Downey Jr., Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Lily Gladstone, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and more. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will award Oscars in 23 categories, with the top prize being Best Picture. Jimmy Kimmel returns to host for the fourth time.

Oppenheimer leads the field with 13 nominations, followed by Poor Things with 11, Killers of the Flower Moon with 10, and Barbie with eight. Can Oppenheimer complete its dominant awards season run with a Best Picture prize, or can The Zone of Interest or Poor Things pull off the improbable upset?

What channel is the Oscars on?

The 2024 Oscars will air on ABC starting at a new time of 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Sunday, March 10. This is a significant change from the regular 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT start time. However, ABC has decided to start the Oscars at 7 p.m. ET so it can air a new episode of Abbott Elementary upon the ceremony’s completion at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT. This strategy is similar to how the network airing the Super Bowl airs an episode of television following the Big Game.

How to watch the free Oscars live stream

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You can watch live TV without a cable subscription thanks to Fubo. Plans feature over 200-plus channels of news, entertainment, and sports programming, ranging from ABC and NBC to HGTV and FX. Fubo’s two plans are Pro at $80 per month and Elite at $90 per month. However, new customers can sign up for a free trial and receive $20 off the first month.

Watch the Oscars live stream on YouTube TV

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You can watch the 2024 Oscars on ABC with YouTube TV. Subscribers can choose from over 100 channels, including Fox, ABC, ESPN, Comedy Central, and MSNBC. New customers will only pay $63 per month for the first three months. Then, the monthly rate will increase to $73 per month. Sign up for a free trial.

Watch the Oscars live stream on Hulu with Live TV

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Tune in for the 2024 Oscars with a subscription to Hulu with Live TV. The Disney-owned live TV service includes 95-plus channels, including ABC, TNT, USA, BET, and MTV. Customers can purchase Hulu with Live TV for $76 per month. However, customers can sign up for a bundle – Hulu with Live TV, Disney+, and ESPN+ – starting at $77 per month.

Watch the Oscars live stream on Sling TV

Sling TV on Apple TV.
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Sling TV is a better way to stream live television. Subscribers can stream the channels they love without overpaying for the networks they do not want. Sling features flexible channel lineups in its two plans, Orange and Blue. Orange costs $40 per month, while Blue costs $45 per month. However, Blue contains ABC, and Orange does not. You can bundle both plans for the monthly price of $60. New customers will receive 50% off the first month.

Watch the Oscars live stream from abroad with a VPN

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For those planning to stream the Oscars outside their homes should consider downloading a VPN service. These virtual private networks allow users to have safe and private access to the internet. VPNs also bypass regional broadcast restrictions. One of the best VPNs on the market is NordVPN. Sign up for NordVPN and receive 63% off.

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