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Oscars 2024: Where To Watch & What To Expect From the Highly-Anticipated Show

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The road to the Oscars are finally coming to a close, after a whirlwind turn of events. On March 10, so many will be tuning in to see which stars will take home the coveted statuette at the 96th Academy Awards, and we, for one, can’t wait to tune in to see all the winners.

While we always adore the red carpet fashion that happens beforehand, there’s no red carpet event without the event. And what bigger event is there in the entertainment world than the Oscars?

Now, unlike the SAG Awards that streamed exclusively on Netflix, the Oscars are a bit more traditional: they’ll be airing on ABC. However, we’ve found a few ways you can watch the Oscars easily this year.

Below, see all the details about how and where to stream the 2024 Oscars.

POOR THINGS, Emma Stone, 2023. © Searchlight Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection.

When Do the Oscars 2024 Start?

Unlike years prior, the official ceremony is going to start an hour earlier than usual. It will begin at 4pm PT/7pm ET, and last at least three and a half hours.

Where Can I Watch the Oscars in 2024?

Like many years prior, US viewers can see the entire broadcast from ABC (and UK viewers can watch it on ITV).

BARBIE, Margot Robbie as Barbie, 2023. © Warner Bos. /Courtesy Everett Collection.

What if I Don’t Have Cable, Which Streaming Services Carry ABC?

In the world of streaming, it’s not too uncommon to hear that one doesn’t have cable. Luckily, quite a few streaming services offer the ABC channel as part of one or more of their streaming packages.

You can either watch the free livestream HERE, or, you can finally pull the trigger on adding or upgrading to one of the streaming services where you can watch ABC. For those wondering, the different streaming services include Sling TV, DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, FuboTV, YouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue.


With SlingTV, you can get either the Orange or Blue package, meaning you get at least 32 channels to view. You can also get ABC on either package, but it depends on your zip code, so make sure to check beforehand! Packages are around $40 a month, but your first month can be $20.


With multiple different packages, you can stream hundreds of channels with packages ranging from $69.99 to $159.99 a month, all of which carry ABC.

Hulu + Live TV

Unlike regular Hulu subscriptions, Hulu + Live TV gives you all the benefits of Hulu, along with Live TV. The packages that include the ABC channel include one with ads, which is $76.99/month, and the package without ads is $89.99/month.


FuboTV is another Live TV streaming service with packages ranging in prices like $74.99 to $94.99, all of which include ABC.

Other Streaming Service Options

So if none of the above speak to you, there’s also YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue. YouTube TV has a range of packages with prices starting at $75 a month, and yes, all of them include ABC. As for PlayStation Vue, which has the same array of packages ranging from $50 to $85.

Can I Watch the Oscars for Free?

You can watch the free ABC livestream HERE.

OPPENHEIMER, from left: Florence Pugh, Cillian Murphy, 2023. © Universal Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection.

Where Can I Watch the Red Carpet Arrivals?

The arrivals are also on ABC, and will start two hours before the actual ceremony starts. And the pre-show for ABC starts at 6:30pm ET.

Who’s Hosting This Year?

The 96th Academy Awards will hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, making it his fourth time that he’s hosted, making him one of the few celebs who’s hosted numerous years. (For those who don’t know, he hosted in 2017, 2018, and 2023).

Which Stars Are Set to Present?

Stars like Mahershala Ali, Nicolas Cage, Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Fraser, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’o, and Zendaya are all already set to be presenters for the big day!

Before you go, click here to see all the most shocking Oscars looks over the years.
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