How to stream the 2019 Oscars for free

Don’t miss the biggest night in film.

The biggest weekend in Hollywood is finally here, and if last year’s film reel is any indicator, the 2019 Oscars will be one for the books.

Veteran directors like Spike Lee and Alfonso Cuarón are gunning for both best picture and best director, with their movies BlacKkKlansman and Roma, respectively. After 30 years of filmmaking, this is Lee’s first nomination for directing. In other firsts, a Marvel movie is nominated for best picture with Black Panther.

Among other things to expect, there are plenty of nominations out of left field this year. Lady Gaga may just join Cher in the “music phenoms who also have Oscars” club, thanks to her lead actress nomination for A Star is Born. Comedy great Melissa McCarthy dazzled audiences with her serious acting chops, earning a lead actress nom for her portrayal of Marielle Heller in Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Here’s how to stream all of the 2019 Oscar-nominated movies and the Oscar-nominated animated shorts.)

Ready to tune in? Here’s everything you need to know to watch the 2019 Oscars online for free.

Oscar 2019 nominations

What time is the Oscars 2019?

The 91st Academy Awards will air Sunday, Feb. 24, at 8pm EST.

What channel is the Oscars on?

The 2019 Oscars will air on ABC. but if you’ve cut the cord, there are still plenty of ways to watch online, as detailed below.

How to watch the 2019 Oscars online for free

All of the major live TV streaming services offer a one-week trial, so you can watch the Oscars for free. But each varies in terms of local channels offered and their coverage areas. In some cases, a live version of ABC won’t be available; instead, the service will offer an on-demand version, allowing you to watch your favorite shows the morning after they premiered. Be sure to use the links below to see exactly which channels you’ll receive with each service.

1) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV not only gives you access to on-demand content, but you’ll also be able to stream live TV, including local networks like ABC. If you miss the Oscars when they air, no worries: It will be available on demand along with countless movies, classic programs, and of course, original series available exclusively on Hulu. You’ll also get access to almost 60 channels, including Lifetime, ESPN, USA,  and plenty more. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)

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2) PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue

While you don’t need a PlayStation console to use Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming service, it certainly wouldn’t hurt. It looks fantastic on a PS4 and lets you jump from gaming to streaming on one device. One subscription lets you stream on up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage, and you get great channels with the basic package, including AMC, ESPN and ESPN2, and HGTV. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)

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3) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV

YouTube TV offers a streaming suite of more than 60 popular cable networks, including local channels. Among them are sports channels including ESPN and FS1, entertainment destinations like FXX and TBS, and even a handful of Spanish language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. One YouTube TV subscription lets you add up to six accounts, each with unlimited cloud DVR. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

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4) DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now is DirecTV’s answer to online streaming. If you simply must have the most channels, DirecTV Now offers upwards of 125 channels in its most expensive package. Of course, its basic $40-a-month Live a Little plan will get you access to ABC, where you can get your Oscars 2019 fix. (You can find the full list of DirecTV Now channels here.)

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The 2019 Oscars nominations

Best picture:

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born
  • Vice

Lead actor:

  • Christian Bale, Vice
  • Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
  • Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
  • Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Lead actress:

  • Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
  • Glenn Close, The Wife
  • Olivia Colman, The Favourite
  • Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Supporting actor:

  • Mahershala Ali, Green Book
  • Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
  • Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwell, Vice

Supporting actress:

  • Amy Adams, Vice
  • Marina de Tavira, Roma
  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Emma Stone, The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Director:

  • Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
  • Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  • Adam McKay, Vice

Animated feature:

  • Incredibles 2, Brad Bird
  • Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson
  • Mirai, Mamoru Hosoda
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet, Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Animated short:

  • Animal Behaviour, Alison Snowden, David Fine
  • Bao, Domee Shi
  • Late Afternoon, Louise Bagnall
  • One Small Step, Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
  • Weekends, Trevor Jimenez

Adapted screenplay:

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Joel Coen , Ethan Coen
  • BlacKkKlansman, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
  • If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins
  • A Star Is Born, Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters

Original screenplay:

  • The Favourite, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
  • First Reformed, Paul Schrader
  • Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
  • Roma, Alfonso Cuarón
  • Vice, Adam McKay

Cinematography:

  • Cold War, Lukasz Zal
  • The Favourite, Robbie Ryan
  • Never Look Away, Caleb Deschanel
  • Roma, Alfonso Cuarón
  • A Star Is Born, Matthew Libatique

Best documentary feature:

  • Free Solo, Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening, RaMell Ross
  • Minding the Gap, Bing Liu
  • Of Fathers and Sons, Talal Derki
  • RBG, Betsy West, Julie Cohen

Best documentary short subject:

  • Black Sheep, Ed Perkins
  • End Game, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
  • Lifeboat, Skye Fitzgerald
  • A Night at the Garden, Marshall Curry
  • Period. End of Sentence., Rayka Zehtabchi

Best live-action short film: 

  • Detainment, Vincent Lambe
  • Fauve, Jeremy Comte
  • Marguerite, Marianne Farley
  • Mother, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
  • Skin, Guy Nattiv

Best foreign language film:

  • Capernaum (Lebanon)
  • Cold War (Poland)
  • Never Look Away (Germany)
  • Roma (Mexico)
  • Shoplifters (Japan)

Film editing:

  • BlacKkKlansman, Barry Alexander Brown
  • Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman
  • Green Book, Patrick J. Don Vito
  • The Favourite, Yorgos Mavropsaridis
  • Vice, Hank Corwin

Sound editing:

  • Black Panther, Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker
  • Bohemian Rhapsody, John Warhurst
  • First Man, Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan
  • A Quiet Place, Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl
  • Roma, Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay

Sound mixing:

  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • First Man
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born

Production design:

  • Black Panther, Hannah Beachler
  • First Man, Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
  • The Favourite, Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
  • Mary Poppins Returns, John Myhre, Gordon Sim
  • Roma, Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez

Original score:

  • BlacKkKlansman, Terence Blanchard
  • Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson
  • If Beale Street Could Talk, Nicholas Britell
  • Isle of Dogs, Alexandre Desplat
  • Mary Poppins Returns, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

Original song:

  • “All The Stars” from Black Panther by Kendrick Lamar, SZA
  • “I’ll Fight” from RBG by Diane Warren, Jennifer Hudson
  • “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
  • “Shallow” from A Star Is Born by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice
  • “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

Makeup and hair:

  • Border
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Vice

Costume design:

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Mary Zophres
  • Black Panther, Ruth E. Carter
  • The Favourite, Sandy Powell
  • Mary Poppins Returns, Sandy Powell
  • Mary Queen of Scots, Alexandra Byrne

Visual effects:

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Christopher Robin
  • First Man
  • Ready Player One
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.