How to Livestream the 2022 Oscars
After last year’s sized-down ceremony, the Oscars 2022 are back this Sunday with a return to somewhat-standard festivities. As previously announced, this year’s telecast will reportedly require all attendees in the audience to show proof of vaccination and at least two negative PCR tests. Performers and presenters, however, will only be mandated to undergo testing before participating. Cohosted by Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, spirit Wanda Sykesthe 94th Academy Awards’ theme is “movie lovers unite,” evidenced by an eclectic mix of presenters and performers.
As the stars settle in for Hollywood’s biggest night — and live coverage from the Vanity Fair Oscar party begins with a bang — here’s how to livestream this year’s Oscars and raise a glass to 2022 Oscar nominees.
How to Watch the Oscars
The 2022 Oscars air on Sunday, March 27th on ABC. You can watch the ceremony live on television at your local ABC affiliate, or online at abc.com (or through the ABC app) by signing in with a participating television provider. (Details on multiple providers can be found here.) No cable? No problem. Streaming options including Hulu + Live TV, YouTubeTV, AT&T TV, Sling TV, or FuboTV, are available, most of which with free trial options.
Where to Watch the the Oscars Pre-Shows
Ever-devoted Oscars viewers can treat themselves to a full day of awards show coverage. ABC’s On The Red Carpet Live! Countdown to the Oscars starts in earnest at 1 pm ET. Meanwhile, E! will be airing its “Brunch at the Oscars” special with host Karamo Brown beginning at 2 pm ET. If you’d like to pop into Oscars programming a little later, ABC’s pre-show will be hosted by performers Vanessa Hudgensand Terrence Jas well as fashion designer Brandon Maxwell starting at 6:30 pm ET / 3: 30 pm PT on ABC, featuring a special appearance by DJ MOS E! will begin its red-carpet on social media at 5:30 pm ET with host Laverne Cox before airing live on cable and streaming at 6:30 pm ET.
How to Watch the Oscars Post-Shows
Once the awards have been distributed, the real fun can begin. Consider this your time to compare the winners with VF‘s Awards Insider team’s iron-clad predictions or discuss whether that whole #OscarsFanFavorite social media campaign panned out. Then head over to VF.com for live analysis and Vanity Fair Oscar party content with a red-carpet show hosted by Catt Sadler spirit Phoebe Robinson. Over that E !, there’s Live From E !: Oscars After Party at 11 pm ET / 8 pm PT with commentary and interviews from Nightly Pop‘s Nina Parker spirit RuPaul’s Drag Race legend Shangela.
When Do the Oscars Start?
The 94th annual Academy Awards begin at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT on Sunday night, March 27. This year’s telecast returns to the Dolby Theater after a year spent at Los Angeles’ Union Station. Controversial programming note: the winners of eight categories, including film editing and sound, will be revealed an hour before the show with acceptance speeches edited into the live ABC telecast.
With that in mind, complete your VF Oscar ballot and catch up on the nominees you’ve missed before the awards air live on ABC.
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