How to Watch the 2021 Oscars
Awards season is coming to a close with the 2021 Academy Awards. After months of ersatz awards shows with hybrid at-home presenters and winners and performers beaming in from all corners of the globe, the Oscars are hoping to bring some semblance of normalcy to close out this year's shows on April 25.
The Academy committed to providing viewers with a Zoom-free ceremony this year, ensuring that the 93rd annual ceremony will be "small and intimate," Entertainment Tonight reports.
"Regarding the practical aspects of the show, our plan is to stage an intimate, in-person event at Union Station in Los Angeles, with additional show elements live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood," an email sent to nominees reads.
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Can I Live Stream the 2021 Oscars?
For anyone hoping to catch the show at home, the official Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences website notes that the show will be live at 8 p.m. Eastern time and air on ABC, ABC.com, and the ABC app. It'll also stream on Hulu With Live TV, YouTubeTV, and AT&T TV Now. For those looking to watch from outside the U.S., the Academy has a list of networks by country available, too.
What About the Red Carpet?
Before the main event, ABC will air a red carpet special starting at 6:30 Eastern time. The pre-show will also be streamed on The Academy's Twitter account.
Variety notes that this year's nominees are the most diverse group of actors, ever. Minari's Steven Yeun is the first Asian American nominated for Best Actor and Sound of Metal star Riz Ahmed is the first person of Pakistani descent to be nominated for any acting Oscar. The 2021 Best Actor category is the first time in the show's history where the nominees are not majority white.
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