Back to IndieWire

2018 Academy Awards: Live Stream Online

The biggest night in Hollywood is finally here, and "The Shape of Water" leads the way with 13 nominations. Here's how you can tune in for the 90th Academy Awards.

THE OSCARS® - Late-night talk show host, producer and comedian Jimmy Kimmel will host the 89th Oscars® to be broadcast live on Oscar® SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017, on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jeff Lipsky)

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 89th Oscars

ABC/Jeff Lipsky

The biggest night in Hollywood has finally arrived! The 2018 Academy Awards will take place this evening beginning at 8 PM ET, and you do not want to miss a single moment. As last year’s shocking Best Picture gaffe proved, anything can truly happen on Oscars night.

Jimmy Kimmel will once again be hosting the awards ceremony, and this year Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” leads the way with a whopping 13 nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture. Will Timothée Chalamet become the youngest Best Actor winner? Will Jordan Peele make Oscars history by becoming the first black Best Director winner? There’s only one way to find out. Here’s how you can tune in for tonight’s festivities.

If you have a cable subscription, you can tune in to ABC or E! for red carpet coverage. Both networks will kick off their coverage beginning at 5 PM ET, but E! is also offering a pre-red carpet show that will begin at 1 PM ET. ABC will also air a free online preshow called The Oscars: All Access that will air prior to the ceremony.

The Oscars will air live at 8 PM ET and if you have a cable subscription you can watch live on ABC, as well as on, or on the ABC app. No cable subscription? No problem! YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV, and PlayStation Vue will livestream the Oscars via ABC, and most of these platforms offer a free-trial period. Finally, Hulu will stream the entire ceremony on Monday, which you can watch with a Hulu subscription.

This Article is related to: Awards and tagged , , ,