The 89th Academy Awards will air live on ABC from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on February 26, 2017, beginning with the red carpet arrivals at 5:30 p.m. EST, followed by the main event at 8:30 p.m. EST.
First-time host Jimmy Kimmel—who will surely deliver an amazing opening and provocative fun throughout the evening– will be joined onstage by presenters ranging from SNL starlet Kate McKinnon, to 2004 ‘Best Actress’ winner Charlize Theron, to Arrival star Amy Adams, to legendary actor and film producer Samuel L. Jackson.
Also taking the stage will be all-star performers, including Sting, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Justin Timberlake, and John Legend– who played a supporting role in La La Land, one of this year’s biggest blockbusters.
La La Land is up for the night’s biggest award, ‘Best Picture,’ but will face stiff competition from fellow nominees: sci-fi marvel Arrival, the beautiful and poignant Moonlight, the heartbreaking Fences, tear-jerker Manchester by the Sea, Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, the feel-good NASA history film Hidden Figures, the West Texas bank robbery flick Hell or High Water starring Jeff Bridges, and the unbelievable true story, Lion.
Already heavily-accoladed—La La Land won six Golden Globes, Moonlight won one and was nominated in five other categories, and Manchester by the Sea’s Casey Affleck won the Golden Globe for “Best Actor”—these high-profile films are likely to reap more gold Sunday night.
They are also the most nominated films of the evening, with 12 nods for La La Land, eight for Moonlight, and six for Manchester by the Sea. Arrival is also highly recognized, with eight nominations. Other major contenders are Hacksaw Ridge and Lion, with six noms apiece, along with Hell or High Water, which earned four noms.
The contenders for this year’s ‘Actor in a Leading Role’ and ‘Actress in a Leading Role’ were also pretty predictable, thanks to standout performances from Hollywood’s finest in the aforementioned buzziest films of the year.
Casey Affleck, Denzel Washington (Fences), Ryan Gosling (La La Land), Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), and Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic) all have the possibility of walking home with the Best-Actor Oscar.
As for Best Actress, Emma Stone (La La Land) is a clear favorite, as is Natalie Portman for her convincing turn as First Lady Jackie O. in Jackie. The other nominees are a more interesting mixed bag, including Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins, Isabelle Huppert (for the rape-revenge thriller Elle), and Ruth Negga for Loving.
There have already been some major controversies and upsets in the nominations, including snubbing Amy Adams for her role as alien-interpreter in Arrival and listing Viola Davis as a ‘Supporting Actress’ instead of ‘Leading Actress’ for her incredible performance in Fences. Expect more drama once the winners are announced– and once Hollywood’s A-listers take to the stage to offer their views on the current political climate.
The Oscars are sure to be a fun-filled evening celebrating some of the best films and performances of the past year. And the winners, losers, acceptance speeches, and red carpet looks will dominate water-cooler conversation on Monday. Here’s how to keep up with all the action live.
How to Live Stream the 2017 Oscars and Red Carpet
The 89th Academy Awards will air live on ABC on Sunday, February 26, beginning with red carpet coverage at 5:30 p.m. EST and the main event at 8:30 p.m. EST.
The red carpet arrivals will be broadcast live by E! News featuring hosts Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic. The red carpet special begins at 5:30 p.m. EST followed by the Oscars Red Carpet Rundown: Oscars 2017 at 7:30 p.m. EST. Those with a cable login can watch on E! online live, while those without a cable login can follow the action on Twitter and Facebook.
Those with a cable login can live stream the Academy Awards from beginning to end on abc.go.com or on the ABC app. The app is available on both iOS and Android devices as well as streaming devices including Apple TV, Fire TV and Roku.
Don’t have a cable login? Don’t worry! Find ways to live stream the Academy Awards using Cut Cable Today’s Oscar guide. You can also follow the action thanks to IMDb’s live companion show, streaming live on IMDb.com, Twitter, and Twitch, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST.