The 91st annual Academy Awards is set to be a corker for film buffs. Can Netflix make history by winning Best Picture? Will Black Panther legitimise superhero movies? Will Kevin Hart gatecrash the show? All will be revealed this 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 - live, online and free.
2019 Academy Awards: What movies are nominated for Best Picture?
The 91st Academy Awards marks the first time a Netflix movie has been nominated for Best Picture, an honour given to the period Mexican drama Roma. It's not just a token nomination either - Roma is actually the odds-on favourite to win. (Director Alfonso Cuarón has previously won an Oscar for Gravity.)
This year's show is also the first time a superhero movie has been nominated for Best Picture: Marvel Studios' Black Panther. Here's the full list of nominees:
- Black Panther
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- The Favourite
- Green Book
- A Star is Born
2019 Academy Awards: Who's hosting?
Um. Remember when comedian Kevin Hart was booted from hosting the Oscars because of some offensive tweets? They never ended up replacing him. Instead, there will just be a succession of presenters with nobody steering the ship. At least this should help to cut down on crappy jokes and risible musical numbers. (I still have nightmares about Billy Crystal to this day.)
Watch 2019 Oscars On Free-To-Air TV
Channel Nine has the rights to broadcast the Oscars in Australia, and it's kicking off coverage from 12pm AEDT on Channel 9. Best Picture is expected to be announced around 3:30pm(ish).
Watch 2019 Oscars Online
Channel Nine will also be streaming the 91st 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 free Nine account and login to watch the stream.
Watch 2019 Oscars On Foxtel
If you have a Foxtel subscription, you can watch the Academy Awards red carpet ceremony live from 10am AEDT 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 9 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 2019 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.
Twitter will also be live streaming the red carpet ceremony from 10:30am.