Oscars 2017: Where and how to watch the Academy Awards Online

When do the oscars start? Will the show be live streamed? What time is the red carpet? Here are answers to your Oscars questions.


Hollywood is gearing up for a star-studded Oscar Sunday. Whether you’re hosting an Oscar party, holding your breath that all your favorites take home gold, playing some Oscar-themed bingo or dreaming of your own acceptance speech, it’ll be a night full of fun and glamour.

If you’re planning on watching the show or  just the red carpet, here’s all the information you’ll need:

What: The 89th Academy Awards aka the Oscars.

When: Sunday, Feb. 26. Red carpet coverage starts at 4 p.m. (PST) and the award show is from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (PST) on ABC. The show is notorious for running over time.

Where: The Oscars will be held at the ABC Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Calif.

How to watch: You can watch the red carpet and award show live on ABC or live stream it on abc.com and the ABC app (livestream is available only through select TV providers and in certain areas). The show will be available on demand for a limited time after the live broadcast on abc.com and the ABC app for viewers signed in with certain TV providers.

The Oscars: All Access offers a behind-the-scenes look at the red carpet and pre-show on Oscar.com beginning at 4 p.m. (PST).

E! is also having live red carpet coverage, hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic, starting at 2:30 p.m. PST.

Host and presenters: Jimmy Kimmel will host this year’s Oscars. Presenters include Halle Berry, Dakota Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Shirley MacLaine, Chris Evans, Jamie Dornan, Hailee Steinfeld, Gael García Bernal, Kate McKinnon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance, Alicia Vikander, Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, John Cho, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monáe, David Oyelowo, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron.

Performers: Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Sting and Lin-Manuel Miranda will be performing the songs nominated for best original song. If Miranda wins, he will become an EGOT – a performer who has won the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

How many awards will be given out? There are 24 categories. You still have time to watch some of the Oscar-nominated films at home before the big night. Here is a list of all the nominees. Fill out your ballot here.

Best Picture nominees: Nominated for the big award are “Arrival,” “Fences,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hell or High Water,” “Hidden Figures,” “La La Land,” “Lion,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight.”

Predictions: It’s impossible to know who will win, but there are plenty of predictions floating around. Will “La La Land” keep up its winning streak? It has won the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice awards, among others. Or will box-office winner “Hidden Figures” pull off a best picture win?  Here are The Seattle Times’ predictions.

Why the Academy Awards are called the Oscars: The award is officially called the Academy Award of Merit but unofficially called an Oscar. According to Oscars.org, it’s still a mystery how Oscar got its name but one story says that Academy librarian Margaret Herrick said the statue looked like her Uncle Oscar. The Academy officially adopted the nickname in 1939.

Who will win the Oscars for Best Actor and Actress

What if the Oscars 2017 were determined by the amount of Internet searches for each nominee? They’re not, but think about it. Based on Internet’s data summation of searches relating to the Academy Awards, La La Land costars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are the most searched for names among the leading actor and leading actress categories, respectively.
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It should then come as no surprise that La La Land is the most searched for Best Picture nominee. Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Hacksaw Ridge, and Fences follow shortly behind – though Arrival has seen a surge in the past month.

Unfortunately for Jimmy Kimmel, who’s hosting this Sunday’s awards ceremony, he is not the most searched for Oscars host. That is still Anne Hathaway and James Franco, who still can’t live down their dual stint in 2011.

See more Oscars-related Internet analytics below.

Most Searched Actor in a Leading Role
Ryan Gosling; “La La Land”
Casey Affleck; “Manchester by the Sea”
Viggo Mortensen; “Captain Fantastic”
Andrew Garfield; “Hacksaw Ridge”
Denzel Washington; “Fences”

Most Searched Actress in a Leading Role
Emma Stone; “La La Land”
Meryl Streep; “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Ruth Negga; “Loving”
Isabelle Huppert; “Elle”
Natalie Portman; “Jackie”

Most Searched Best Picture Nominee
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Hacksaw Ridge

Most Searched Oscars Host
James Franco, Anne Hathaway (2011)
Seth MacFarlane (2013)
Ellen DeGeneres (2014, 2007)
Neil Patrick Harris (2015)
Chris Rock (2016, 2005)

Most Searched Oscars Dress of All Time
Jennifer Lawrence
Anne Hathaway
Jennifer Lopez
Angelina Jolie
Charlize Theron

Most Viewed Opening Monologues (Based On YouTube Views)
Hugh Jackman (2009)
Ellen DeGeneres (2015)
Neil Patrick Harris (2010)
Ellen DeGeneres (2007)
Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin (2010)

Most Viewed Acceptance Speeches (Based On YouTube Views)
Heath Ledger for Best Supporting Actor (2009)
Jennifer Lawrence for Best Actress (2013)
Kate Winslet for Best Actress (2009)
Matthew McConaughey for Best Actor (2014)
“Life is Beautiful” for Best Foreign Language Film (1999)

The 89th Academy Awards will air this Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

Oscars 2017: Time, Date & Predictions on who will win, who should win

The Oscars are always an exciting night, with some nominees dancing in the clouds a la La La Land and others left a teary mess like they just watched Manchester by the Sea.


So who’s going to win Sunday at the 89th Academy Awards (ABC, 7 p.m. ET/4 ET)? Here are our predictions:

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Will win/should win: Washington

Affleck was the early favorite for his portrayal of a tragic handyman, but Washington has steadily gained momentum, enough to overtake him. Washington’s role is one of the most iconic in a legendary career, the study of a 1950s garbage man whose boisterous and self-centered personality upends the relationship with his family.

Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Will win/should win: Stone
Had Portman not won her Oscar six years ago for Black Swan, there might be a better argument for her knockout performance as grieving first lady Jackie Kennedy. More deserving of adulation this time is Stone, who similarly fuels La La Land’s narrative as its struggling thespian and is the primary reason the musical is such a joy to watch. Her character’s Audition (The Fools Who Dream) song – an ode to the dreamer in us all – might as well have been a call to the Oscar engraver to start practicing her name.

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Will win: Ali

Should win: Hedges

This is the awards season where everybody figured out how talented Ali is, and he’s certainly worthy of his front-runner status as a drug dealer with a big heart. That said, it’s hard to overlook the contribution of Hedges: He plays a consistently strong role throughout his movie – whereas Ali and Patel only factor into a fraction of theirs – and his complicated teenager balances out Manchester’s relentless grief with needed humor and youthful energy.


Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Will win/should win: Davis

The Oscar gods bestowed Leonardo DiCaprio with his first Oscar last year, and that time is now for Davis as Fences’ put-upon housewife who’s had it with playing second fiddle to her husband. She could have won for Doubt, she should have won for The Help, but – barring the biggest upset in years – she’ll win for Fences.


Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Will win: Chazelle

Should win: Jenkins

Chazelle deserves much of the credit for why La La Land has become the cat’s meow with its relatable love story and showstopping numbers. Yet Jenkins pulls off an even greater feat by creating a timely, unconventional and extraordinary character piece that follows an African-American man from bullied kid to distressed teen to tough drug dealer.


Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea

Will win: La La Land

Should win: Hidden Figures

With 14 nominations, La La Land looks to have a record-setting night and has been the front-runner since festival season. La La’s effervescent story and love letter to old-school Hollywood will appeal to Oscar voters, but Hidden Figures has more going for it: It’s about unsung heroines in a period drama, it’s just as crowd-pleasing as its song-and-dance foe, and the history lesson feels more relevant in a divided political climate than a breezy musical. And who knows if we’ll ever get another movie about math that’s this entertaining?