How to watch the Oscars 2023—stream Hollywood's biggest night from anywhere in the world

Ready for the Oscars 2023? Here's how to tune in to Hollywood's biggest night

The Oscars 2023 are almost here
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Dig out your finest frocks and polish your best jewelry, it's finally time for the Oscars 2023—and we're showing you how to be part of the glitz and glamour. 

Hollywood's favorite night will take place on Sunday, March 12, 8pm ET/5pm PT on ABC

After last year's wins, performances, and the Will Smith slap heard 'round the world, folks will be tuning in to see what will ensue this year (but don't worry, the 2023 Oscars already has a 'crisis team' in place in case of emergency). 

This year, many fan-favorite movies are up for the best picture category, like Everything Everywhere All At Once, and The Banshees of Inisherin. Plus, fans will be keeping an eye on which of their favorite stars will take home the best actor categories - and between Austin Butler in Elvis, Michelle Yeoh in EEAAO, Viola Davis in Woman King, Brendan Frasier in The Whale, and more, it's going to be a close call. 

Don't worry, though, if you're not able to tune in live from the States - we'll show you how you can still RSVP to the most glamorous night of the year. 

Here's how to watch the 2023 Oscars and the Red Carpet coverage live. 

How to watch the Oscars 2023 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 ABC before the event kicks off from 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PST. 

How can I watch the Oscars in the US?

ABC will air the 95th Academy Awards at 8pm EST on Sunday, March 12. 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, YouTube TV, FuboTV, and The Roku Channel

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. 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

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.

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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. 

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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.

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Who is hosting this year's Oscars?

Jimmy Kimmel will return as the host for the 2023 Oscars after his previous hosting stints in both 2017 and 2018. 

Who is performing at this year's Oscars?

All four of this year's original song Oscar nominees have been confirmed to perform at the ceremony on March 12, including Rihanna for Lift Me Up, Sofia Carson and Diane Warren for Applause, Stephanie Hsu, David Byrne and Son Lux for This Is a Life and Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava for Naatu Naatu

It is not confirmed whether Lady Gaga will be singing Hold My Hand from Top Gun. 

Lenny Kravitz will be leading this year's "In Memoriam" performance, which will honor late actors who passed in 2022 and 2023, like Leslie Jordan and Olivia Newton-John, among others. 

What movies are nominated at the 2023 Oscars and where can I watch them?

If you're looking to catch up and see the revered lineup for best picture nominees, we're here to guide you towards the appropriate streaming platform. 

All Quiet on the Western Front - *Netflix*
Avatar: The Way of Water  - *Currently only in theaters*
The Banshees of Inisherin - *HBO Max*
Elvis - *HBO Max*
Everything Everywhere All at Once  - *Showtime or Paramount +*
The Fabelmans  - *Purchase to watch on Prime Video for $19.99*
Tár - *Peacock*
Top Gun: Maverick - *Paramount +*
Triangle of Sadness - *Rent to watch on Prime Video for $5.99*
Women Talking - *Currently only in theaters* 

Danielle Valente

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.