The Oscars in 2022 could be a night full of snubs and surprises, with some late competitors sneaking in to battle it out with favorites like The Power of the Dog. As such, fans will want to tune in for every emotional speech, odd presentation pairing and poignant movie montage.
After a few years without a host, this year’s Academy Awards will be presented by the trio of Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina Hall, who will be guiding us though the night as we watch and wait to see whether stars like Will Smith, Benedict Cumberbatch and Nicole Kidman will be going home with trophies.
This year’s ceremony also sees the return of a proper red carpet, meaning that even if you aren’t invested in how well Dune or West Side Story does, you will at least get a few hours of watching the world’s biggest celebrities in all their finery.
Here’s everything you need to know about watching the 2022 Oscars online or on TV.
When Are the Oscars?
This year’s ceremony is on Sunday, March 27.
When Do the Oscars Start?
In 2022, ABC is the network that is airing the Academy Awards, and the network will be broadcasting live from the red carpet and ceremony at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
For those on the West Coast, coverage will start on ABC at 3:30 p.m. PT, with an hour and a half of red carpet action before the ceremony begins at 5 p.m. and runs through to around 8 p.m. On the East Coast, everything will be three hours later – 6:30 p.m. for the red carpet and 8 p.m. for the event.
How to watch the Oscars online
ABC will be live streaming its Academy Awards coverage on its website and app. To access it, go to the ABC website and click on the “live TV” button. Then, all you have to do to watch online is to log in with your TV provider details.
Unfortunately, that does mean that those without a cable subscription will be unable to watch the event live on the ABC site or app.
There are ways, however, to watch the Oscars online for free. A number of live TV streaming services online offer free trials and include ABC as part of their package. Among the providers who offer free trials to watch network TV online include Hulu Plus Live TV, YouTube TV, Fubo and Sling.