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Countdown to the Oscars! The 95th annual Academy Awards will return to ABC on Sunday (March 12).
Rihanna and Lenny Kravitz are set to perform at this year’s Oscars, which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, live from Hollywood’s Dolby Theater.
Nominees include Michelle Yeoh, Austin Butler, Angela Bassett, Colin Farrell, Cate Blanchett, Ana de Armas, Brendan Fraser, Michelle Williams and Steven Spielberg.
Elvis, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Everything Everywhere All At Once, The Whale, Top Gun: Maverick, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, The Fabelmans and Tára are among this year’s Oscar-nominated films.
Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” is nominated for best original song alongside “Applause” by Dianne Warren, “Hold My Hands” by Lady Gaga and BloodPop, “Naatu Naatu” by M.M. Keeravaani and Chandrabose, and “This Is a Life” by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski.
Halle Bailey, Jessica Chastain, Michael B. Jordan, Ariana DeBose, Janelle Monáe, Questlove, Dwayne Johnson, Jonathan Majors, Zoe Saldaña, Melissa McCarthy, Deepika Padukone are among the previously announced presenters. Newly-announced presenters include Halle Berry, Paul Dano, Cara Delevingne, Harrison Ford, Kate Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Olsen, Pedro Pascal and John Travolta.
Model Ashley Graham, actress Vanessa Hudgens and multi-hyphenate Lilly Singh will host Countdown to the Oscars on Sunday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. EDT/3:30 p.m. PDT on ABC. Media personality Rocsi Diaz and content creator Reece Feldman will be the correspondents for the Academy’s member viewing party in NYC.
Ahead of the pre-show, ABC News will air On The Red Carpet Live: Countdown to Oscars 95, Sunday, March 12, at 1-4 p.m. ET/10 a.m.-1 p.m PT. The pre-show coverage will also stream on ABC News Live starting at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT.
ABC News Live Prime anchor and World News Tonight weekend anchor, Linsey Davis, and Good Morning America weekend co-anchor and World News Tonight weekend anchor, Whit Johnson, will host the red-carpet special. Joining Davis and Johnson will be ABC News correspondent Chris Connelly, ESPN’s Andscape senior entertainment reporter and ABC News contributor, Kelley Carter, and Hollywood insiders, including Variety’s Elizabeth Wagmeister and Clayton Davis, and celebrity stylist Joe Zee.
Read on for ways for watch and stream the Oscars.
How to Watch the 2023 Oscars Online for Free
The Oscars will air at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC. If you don’t already have cable or satellite, there are lots of ways to watch and stream the Oscars from your TV, smartphone or laptop such as Hulu and ABC.com (an antenna might also do the trick).
How to Watch the 2023 Oscars on Hulu
If you already have Hulu, the Oscars will be available to stream on Monday (March 13). For those who haven’t joined yet, plans start at just $6.99 a month for Hulu’s ad-supported package and $12.99 a month to watch without commercials.
Hulu (with ads)
Hulu + Live TV is $69.99 to stream over 75 live channels including ABC, NBC, Fox and CBS in addition to cable channels and access to Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+.
More Ways to Watch & Stream the 2023 Oscars from Anywhere
Viewers can stream the 2023 Oscars live and on demand via DirectTV Stream. Plans start at $64.99/month and customers can save up to $120 with the purchase of a DirectTV streaming device. Other streaming options include Verizon Fios, Sling TV, YouTube TV, Vidgo and for those who want to watch the show internationally, Express VPN, gives you access to multiple streaming platforms and channels.
Another budget-friendly option is Fubo TV, which offers hundreds of cable, network and sports channels starting at $74.99 (after a free trial) for Fubo Pro. Stream over 111 channels including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, FX, TLC, ESPN, FS1, AMC, MSNBC and Nickelodeon; plus enjoy more than 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR and unlimited streaming on up to 10 devices.
Watch the official trailer for the 2023 Oscars below.