Oscars 2019 live stream: How to watch online


Will Roma make Oscars history? Find out at the 91st annual Academy Awards ceremony, which airs tonight on ABC and various digital channels.

There are a lot of questions surrounding the Oscars this year.

For starters, several categories remain up in the air, including ones above the line. While Roma, Alfonso Cuarón’s black-and-white drama about a domestic worker in 1970s Mexico, seems like a safe bet for Best Picture, one could easily imagine the prize going to the controversial Green Book, the blockbuster Black Panther, or even one-time frontrunner A Star Is Born instead.

If it prevails, Roma would be the first non-English film to win Best Picture as well as the first movie distributed by a streaming service (in this case, Netflix).

Other wild card categories are Director (again, this is Cuarón’s to lose, but a Spike Lee upset for BlacKkKlansman seems like a very real possibility); both of the screenplay categories; and Film Editing, which often aligns with Best Picture, though Roma failed to receive a nomination. Even Supporting Actress feels wobbly, considering how often presumed frontrunner Regina King was left out of precursors like the SAGs and BAFTAs.

However, the real drama of the 2019 Oscars has less to do with the awards themselves than the ceremony. Since August, the Academy has found itself embroiled in one controversy after another. First, there was the announcement – and subsequent retraction – of the vaguely named Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film category.

Then, in December, Kevin Hart assumed hosting duties, only to step down a mere three days later when his history of homophobic jokes was unearthed. As a result, for the first time since the disastrous ceremony in 1989, the Oscars will have no host.

Perhaps most controversial of all are the Academy and ABC’s attempts to shorten the telecast to a strict three hours. For a while, rumors circulated that several of the nominees for Best Original Song hadn’t been invited to perform. The Academy corrected this with a series of cheery tweets, but the performances will apparently still be presented in “truncated, 90-second form.” And then, there were the plans to relegate several categories, including Editing, to commercial breaks, which prompted such outrage from filmmakers like Best Director nominees Cuarón and Spike Lee that mere days before the ceremony, the Academy changed its mind.

One can only hope the actual Oscars ceremony is half as exciting as the events leading up to it. Either way, you’ll have to watch to find out.

Find out how you can watch the 2019 Oscars live on Sunday, February 24. 

"Date: Sunday, Feb. 24Start time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PTTV Channel: ABCLive Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. Those living in one of the markets listed here can watch on ABC’s website or app."

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The 91st Academy Awards ceremony are broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.