Oscars: Where to Watch Around the World
For those who can’t attend the 89th Academy Awards and happen to be outside the U.S. on Oscar Sunday, it can be difficult to figure out where to watch the awards show.
ABC, which has aired Hollywood’s biggest night every year since 1976, will again kick off its Oscars coverage Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT with red-carpet arrivals, followed 90 minutes later by the awards ceremony. Viewers can tune in to ABC or live-stream the Oscars on ABC.com or on the ABC app to watch host Jimmy Kimmel, stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Halle Berry and Amy Adams who will present awards and the likes of John Legend, Justin Timberlake and Sting, who will perform the original song nominees.
International movie fans and people traveling can watch the ceremony on various TV networks and video sites abroad. Here is THR‘s guide to where the awards show will air in some of the big international markets.
Canadians, with similar time zones as the U.S., love the Oscars.
National network CTV, along with its CTV Go service and CTV.ca, will offer wall-to-wall coverage, starting at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT with eTalk’s Ultimate Oscar Guide for movie fans and celebrity watchers alike. That’s followed at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT with eTalk at the Oscars. eTalk is the only Canadian entertainment news show broadcasting live from the Oscars’ red carpet in Los Angeles.
Then at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, CTV will air the Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet special, using the ABC TV feed to capture the fashion hits and misses.
And at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, CTV and CTV Go will start airing the Academy Awards ceremony itself live.
The Nine Network, the country’s second-ranked free-to-air broadcaster, has the exclusive rights to the Oscars telecast and will air the awards live at 12:30 p.m. local time on Monday, Feb. 27.
The network is also streaming the ceremony live on its 9Now online service and will replay the awards in primetime on one of its digital channels the same night.
In a year when Aussie filmmakers and films have received a record 14 nominations, several Australian networks are expected to have their reporters on the red carpet for live coverage for breakfast and morning TV shows in the lead-up to the ceremony.
The Oscars air live in South Africa and across the African continent on pay TV operator M-Net’s M-Net Movies Premiere channel starting at 3:30 a.m. local time on Monday.
In South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, TNT Latin America will air the awards show live on both TNT (with Spanish and Portuguese dubbing) and TNT Series (with original audio), as well as online through TNT Go.
A live red-carpet show will be hosted by Liza Echeverria and long-time host and Oscar-winning producer Axel Kuschevatzky, while Carol Ribeiro will host and interview celebrities for the Brazilian audience.
TNT will also offer a “Choose Your Host” option. Different TV celebrities and reporters from Argentina, Mexico and Venezuela will comment on the show live through audio channels available on TNT Latin America’s web site.
Mexicans will be watching the cinematography category closely – if Rodrigo Prieto wins for Martin Scorsese’s Silence, it will mark the fourth straight year that a Mexican DP takes home an Oscar.
Here are the local times for the red-carpet kickoff in Latin America:
Argentina, Chile: 9 p.m.
Brazil: 9.30 p.m.
Venezuela: 8 p.m.
Colombia, Peru, Panama and Ecuador: 7 p.m.
Mexico, Costa Rica and Guatemala: 6 p.m.
U.K. and Ireland
Pay TV giant Sky will be showing the ceremony on its Oscars pop-up channel, Sky Movies Oscars.
The ceremony will start at 1:30 a.m. local time and will be preceded by a preview show featuring coverage from the red carpet, presented by Alex Zane and featuring such guests as Heat magazine’s Boyd Hilton, journalist and film critic Anna Smith, and comedian/actor Sanjeev Bhaskar.
The ceremony will then be repeated the following day, and highlights will also be shown on the Sky Living network.
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