How to watch the Oscars 2022—stream Hollywood's biggest night from anywhere in the world

Ready for the Oscars 2022? Here's how to tune in to Hollywood's biggest night

The Oscars 2022 are almost here
(Image credit: Mohamed Osama / Alamy Stock Photo)

Dig out your finest frocks and polish your best jewelry, it's finally time for the Oscars 2022—and we're showing you how to be part of the glitz and glamour. 

Hollywood's favorite night will take place on Sunday, March 27, 8pm ET/5pm PT on ABC (opens in new tab)

But if you're not able to tune in live from the States, you can still RSVP to the most glamorous night of the year. 

Here's how to watch the Oscars and the Red Carpet coverage live. 

How to watch the Oscars 2022 Red Carpet?

If you're all about the fashion and not ready to commit to hours of the awards show itself. the Red Carpet will be showing on E! and ABC before the event kicks off. 

E! will air celebrity arrivals on the red carpet and recap this year's nominees starting at 2pm ET/11am PT. 

Vanessa Hudgens, Terrence J, and designer Brandon Maxwell will host The Oscars Red Carpet Show on ABC starting at 6:30 pm ET/3:30 pm PT.

Live From E!: Oscars kicks off at 5 pm ET / 2 pm PT, with hosts award-winning actress Laverne Cox. 

How can I watch the Oscars in the US?

ABC (opens in new tab) will air the 94th Academy Awards at 8pm ET. Viewers can also watch via ABC online by submitting their cable provider information. 

Various streaming services are airing the show through their live features, including Hulu Live TV (opens in new tab), YouTube TV (opens in new tab), FuboTV (opens in new tab), and The Roku Channel (opens in new tab)

How can I watch the Oscars in the UK?

Sky has launched a temporary channel to broadcast the event live at 1am. Sky Cinema Oscars will broadcast it for British viewers, which is channel 302.

All of Sky’s coverage can also be streamed online via NOW with a NOW Sky Cinema Pass (opens in new tab). Alternatively, you can make use of the NOW seven-day free trial.

How can I watch the Oscars internationally?

According to the Oscars website, the show is broadcast in more than 225 countries. International and local listings are available here (opens in new tab)

If you can't watch the Oscars thanks to regional restrictions, luckily there’s an easy solution! You can continue watching using a handy bit of software called a VPN that changes your IP address so that you can access on-demand content or live TV just as if you were at home.

Our sister site, TechRadar, has tested all of the major VPN services and they rate ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as the absolute best. They say, “It’s compatible with all of your devices, supports most streaming services, and ranks among the fastest. You can even install it on devices like an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, and PlayStation. So for a one-stop-shop, you can’t go wrong with Express.”

Get 49% off and 3 months FREE  (opens in new tab)

ExpressVPN service | Get 49% off and 3 months FREE  (opens in new tab) 

Ranked among one of the fastest VPN providers, this risk-free service is also compatible with all of your devices. Enjoy access to almost any streaming service, and if you don't like it there's a 30-day money-back guarantee.

If you've never installed a VPN before, don't worry, it's quick and easy. Just follow these three steps:

  1. Download and install the VPN following ExpressVPN's easy-to-follow instructions.
  2. Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location as anywhere in the US.
  3. With your VPN installed and server location set to US, you can now watch the Oscars online. 

VPN disclaimer

(Image credit: Future)

Where is the Oscars taking place?

The Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Union Station in Los Angeles, and various locations via satellite.

See more

Who is presenting at this year's Oscars?

Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, and Wanda Sykes will handle presenting duties this year. 

Producer Will Packer said of the trio, "This year's show is all about uniting movie lovers. It's apropos that we've lined up three of the most dynamic, hilarious women with very different comedic styles.

"I know the fun Regina, Amy and Wanda will be having will translate to our audience as well. Many surprises in store! Expect the unexpected!"

Who is performing at this year's Oscars?

Acting royalty meets pop royalty at this year's Oscars as Queen Bey herself, Beyoncé, will perform her nominated track. 

Both Best Original Song nominees Beyoncé and Billie Eilish will perform their nominated songs: Beyoncé's Be Alive from Will Smith's King Richard. 

Billie and American singer-songwriter Finneas will perform No Time To Die from the latest Bond film of the same name.

Colombian singer Sebastián Yatra will sing Dos Oruguitas (from Disney favorite Encanto). The track was written by Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda.

American country music icon Reba McEntire will also perform at the ceremony, delivering a performance of her nominated song Somehow You Do, which is from the soundtrack of Glenn Close's Four Good Days.

What movies are nominated at the Oscars and where to watch them?

If you're looking to catch up and see the revered lineup, we're here to guide you towards the appropriate streaming platform. A full list is available here, but a few of our favorite films are highlighted below:

  • Belfast: Available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV 
  • CODA: Available on Apple TV
  • Don't Look Up: Available on Netflix
  • Drive My Car: Available on HBO Max
  • Dune: Available on HBO Max
  • King Richard: Available on Amazon Prime
  • Licorice Pizza: Available on Amazon Prime
  • Nightmare Alley: Available on Hulu and HBO Max
  • The Power of the Dog: Available on Netflix 
  • West Side Story: Available on HBO Max and Disney+

Who will be attending the Oscars?

A whole host of A-listers are expected to attend. 

Most nominees, including Nicole Kidman, Jessica Chastain, Will Smith, Penelope Cruz and Kristen Stewart, are expected to attend. 

Plenty more superstar names have been confirmed as presenters throughout the night.

On hand to give out awards are:

  • Lady Gaga
  • Zoë Kravitz
  • Kevin Costner
  • Sean “Diddy” Combs
  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Lily James
  • Lupita Nyong'o
  • Tracee Ellis Ross
  • Mila Kunis
  • Uma Thurman
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Halle Bailey

What are the new categories at this year's Oscars? 

A new category has been added for this year's ceremony— Oscars Fan Favorite, voted on by the public.

See more

Though the Fan Favorite award won't be an official Oscar, it's a way of opening the ceremony to a wider (and younger) demographic. 

"We’re thrilled to partner with Twitter to help build an engaged and excited digital audience leading up to this year’s ceremony," said Meryl Johnson about the new category, VP of digital marketing at the Academy, to The Hollywood Reporter. 

"Through these activations, social media users around the world now have more opportunities to engage with the show in real-time, find a community, and be a part of the experience in ways they’ve never been able to before."

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.