2021 Oscars Awards: times, TV and how to watch in online stream
It's almost time for the 93 Academy Awards so make sure you know how to catch all the action.
The Oscars are upon us. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced last June that the 93rd edition of the Oscars would be moved to Sunday 25 April 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic - the latest date in the history of the Oscars - and now we're here.
Oscars 2021: what you need to know
The show, which was originally set to take place on 28 February, will be broadcast by ABC, and will air from multiple locations for the first time. And the ceremony itself will be based on a movie. Hollywood veterans, Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and director Steven Soderbergh, are producing the ceremony itself.
“We’re thrilled and terrified in equal measure. Because of the extraordinary situation we’re all in, there’s an opportunity to focus on the movies and the people who make them in a new way, and we hope to create a show that really FEELS like the movies we all love,” said the production trio in a joint statement.
“For more than a century, movies have played an important role in comforting, inspiring and entertaining us during the darkest of times,” said Academy president David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson in a joint statement.
The Oscars are the by far most-watched entertainment event, well ahead of the likes of the Emmys, the Golden Globes and Grammys in terms of viewer numbers. While ratings in 2020 were at a record-low 23 million viewers, the telecast is still the second highest-rated annual event behind the Super Bowl.
When and what time are The Oscars 2021?
The 2021 Oscars takes place on 25 April 2021, with the ceremony starting at 8.30pm ET / 5.30pm PT. ABC’s coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on the ABC TV channel, ABC.com and the ABC App.
Where will the Oscars 2021 take place?
The 93rd Oscars ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, with filming taking place in multiple locations.