The 90th annual Academy Awards will be kicking off in Hollywood on Monday. Unfortunately, most of us will be stuck at our work desks during the live broadcast. If you’re keen to see the glitz and glamour unfold in real time, here’s how you can watch the Oscars in Australia.
Last year’s Oscars were a bit of a cockup, which is putting it mildly. Hopefully this time the showrunners will manage to announce the Best Picture winner correctly. (We’re not sure who is presenting the award, but we’re pretty sure it won’t be Warren Beatty or Faye Dunaway. Just sayin’.)
Watch 2017 Oscars On Free-To-Air TV
Channel Nine has the rights to broadcast the Oscars in Australia, and it’s kicking off coverage from 10:30AM AEDT on 9Now. That’s for the red carpet. The show proper actually starts at 12PM, with the Best Picture expected to be announced around 3:30PM(ish).
Watch 2018 Oscars Online
Channel Nine will also be streaming the 89th Academy Awards through its 9Now streaming service. You can watch 9Now on your PC or laptop, and there are mobile apps for iOS and Android. However, you’ll need to create a My9 account and login to watch the stream.
Watch 2018 Oscars On Foxtel
If you have a Foxtel subscription, you can watch the Academy Awards red carpet ceremony live from 9AM by either flicking to the E! Entertainment channel or live streaming it through Foxtel’s mobile app. (Available on iOS or Android.) E! will also be broadcasting its Oscars After Party event. (You will need to flick over to 9Now for the actual awards ceremony though.)
If you have a US-based VPN, you can also watch the coverage through the official American network host ABC. Click here for the live stream.
Follow 2017 Oscars On Twitter
If you don’t have headphones, are watching on a mobile data cap or want to avoid all those gushing acceptance speeches, the best way to keep tabs on the winners is on Twitter. Follow the official Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Twitter account or read what the rest world of is saying via the hashtag Oscars.