There isn't long to wait for the biggest film awards ceremony of the year – the 91st Academy Awards. The 2019 Oscars are looking like one of the most intriguing ceremonies in recent years, with no clear cut favorite (if you'll forgive the pun) emerging from the pack.
Whether you're a massive movie buff or just somebody that loves to see 'who' that stars are wearing, the Oscars is always a must-see climax of the movie awards season. And following our guide will let you work out the best way to get an Oscars live stream from wherever you are this Sunday.
It now seems to be part of Oscar tradition that the lead-up is dogged by controversy. This year it was the turn of the Kevin Hart host fiasco and the u-turn pulled on having certain winners announced during ad breaks. But if we can forget about that for a moment and concentrate on the silver screen, it's looking like an intriguing 91st Academy Awards ceremony.
Front-runners for the best movie prize are Roma and The Favourite, showing once again that the Academy is beginning to increasingly honour more offbeat choices – the former being a black-and-white Mexican film, the latter a dark comedy about Queen Anne of England and her ladies in waiting. Meanwhile, Black Panther became the first ever superhero movie to be nominated for the top award.
For the individual prizes, we may see Lady Gaga take home two Oscars on Sunday, one for Best Actress and the other for Best Original Song (both for A Star Is Born) and Rami Malek is likely to take home the Best Actor gong for his portrayal of Queen-singer Freddie Mercury.
In total, 24 little gold men will be handed out at the Dolby Theater and you can watch it all as it happens. Follow our guide to watching a 2019 Oscars live stream from absolutely anywhere in the world.
How to watch a 2019 Oscars live stream from outside your country
Keep scrolling if you want to know your viewing options in the US, Canada, UK and Australia (pssssst, it's absolutely FREE Down Under!).
But it's worth noting that if you're away from your country this Oscar night and were hoping to watch your home coverage on your laptop or mobile, it will inevitable be geo-blocked. Annoying, but definitely not unsurpassable…by using a VPN, you can change your IP address to a location back in your own hometown or country that will then allow you to stream the event as if you were sat back at home.
How to watch the 2019 Oscars: live stream in the USA
- DirecTV Now $50 per month – DirecTV Now also includes CBS, Fox, NBC, and ESPN.
- PlayStation Vue From $45 per month – access to the likes of ESPN, NBC, Fox, Disney and other essential networks. Crank up the price and you can add the likes of Showtime and HBO, too. And fear not…this isn't just for PS users, you don’t need a PlayStation to watch and can watch on most devices.
- YouTubeTV $40 per month – YouTubeTV also gives you access to CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.
The bonus of the above options is that they all have some kind of free trial. So if all you care about is getting an Oscars live stream and not much beyond, these are well worth a look.
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