How to watch the Oscars in the UAE: the 93rd Academy Awards will be shown on TV

The full Academy Awards show will be shown on TV and available to stream

The 93rd Academy Awards are set to take place at Union Station, Los Angeles on Sunday, April 25. AFP 
The 93rd Academy Awards are set to take place at Union Station, Los Angeles on Sunday, April 25. AFP 

They may be about two months behind schedule, but the 93rd Academy Awards are set to take place in Los Angeles on Sunday night, which means they'll be available to watch live very early on Monday morning in the UAE.

All of the red-carpet action and the full ceremony will be available to watch on OSN, on both OSN Movies and OSN OnDemand.

On OSN Movies, Live On the Red Carpet: At the Oscars is scheduled to show at 00.30am, followed by Live at the 93rd Academy Awards: Pre-Show at 2.30am and Live at the 93rd Academy Awards at 4am (all times GST on Monday).

The ceremony is expected to last for three hours; for the third year, the show is going presenter-free, instead attracting a series of "high-profile" presenters including Brad Pitt, Halle Berry and Bong Joon-ho.

Bong Joon-ho, Halle Berry and Brad Pitt are among the 15 stars lined up to present awards at this year's Oscars. EPA
Bong Joon-ho, Halle Berry and Brad Pitt are among the 15 stars lined up to present awards at this year's Oscars. EPA

“We are immensely proud to have been the home of the Oscars for the past six years,” said Rolla Karam, interim chief content officer at OSN.

“Hollywood’s highest profile event recognises the very best in entertainment, it is now time to relive some of the greatest movie moments and watch as the creme de la creme of the film industry come together for this very special night. Both pre- and post-ceremony specials will air on OSN, and there are as many splendid moments to expect as there will be in the ceremony itself.”

This year, the Academy Awards are set to be an entirely different affair to years gone by, amid the Covid-19 pandemic. There will be a smaller red carpet, missing international stars and a socially distanced ceremony.

This year's ceremony will be predominantly broadcast from Los Angeles's Union Station, which first opened in 1939, with a sleek and slick set recently unveiled for the Sunday awards.

How Los Angeles's Union Station is getting ready for the 2021 Oscars:

How to watch the Oscars in the UK

This year, the ceremony is only available watch live on Sky Cinema's Oscars channel at 1am BST, Monday. It will later be repeated and available to watch from 9pm BST on Sky 1.

How to watch the Oscars in the US

In the US, the show will be screened on ABC from 5pm PT and 8pm ET on Sunday.

In the US, it can also be streamed live by subscribers on AT&T TV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV.

Updated: April 25, 2021 04:35 PM

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