After a tumultuous year in the film industry, actors, directors, and writers will be returning to the stage to celebrate accomplishments and honor the work of those in the field. Unlike award ceremonies of the past few months, the Academy Awards won’t be paying homage to #MeToo or #TimesUp in an effort to focus solely on the films and actors. While there’s been criticism that the movements have been politicizing common events, this is the exact disregard that caused so many victims to be silenced for so long. Though the Academy is not planning any protest of their own, guests and nominees may come up with a way to show their solidarity.
Among some of the Oscars’ firsts this year, Jordan Peele is the first black actor to receive three nominations in one season, while Daniela Vega will be the first trans presenter at the Academy Awards. Tune in on Sunday to see what will win Best Picture and who will win Best Actor and Best Actress.
The Oscars 2018 Viewing Details
Date: March 4th, 2018
Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: ABC
Location: Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles
Host: Jimmy Fallon
How To Watch The Oscars 2018 Online
You can watch the red carpet live at 5:30 P.M. EST immediately followed by the awards ceremony at 8:00 P.M. by live streaming through ABC. This is the best place on the web to watch the awards online, although a cable log-in and password are required to watch.
How To Watch The Oscars 2018 On Mobile
If you’re on-the-go, you can watch the live stream through the Watch ABC app (free on iOS and Android). Unfortunately, it’s not available everywhere. You can watch the stream in-app if you’re in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco. It may also require you to sign in with an account from a TV provider, so plan ahead.
How To Watch The Oscars 2018 If You Don’t Have A Cable Subscription
If you don’t have a cable provider, no problem. You can go to SlingTV and join for only $25 a month. You can click here for a full list of devices compatible with Sling TV. If you’re unsure about committing to the subscription, you can sign up for a seven-day free trial that SlingTV offers on their website. DIRECTV NOW is a great way to watch all your favorite cable channels without a cable subscription. With DIRECTV NOW, you’ll never be asked to sign a contract. Just pick your package and pay $35 a month.