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How to watch Oscars 2022 now: Live stream without cable

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It’s time to watch the Oscars 2022 live stream. The show is here and this Oscars has a trio of first-time hosts — Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes. And Hollywood is back in the building for an awards show that will be more "normal" than the last couple of years.

For proof, check out the giant list of announced presenters below. There are also plenty of great Oscar-nominated movies you can watch to get ready, including Coda, Drive My Car and Nightmare Alley.

OSCARS 2022 DATE, START TIME

The Oscars 2022 ceremony airs today Sunday (March 27) at 8 p.m. EDT / 5 p.m. PDT on ABC. 
E! Live from the Red Carpet begins at 5 p.m. EDT on E!.

This is a huge year for the big streaming services, as Netflix's The Power of The Dog leads the pack with 12 nominations. Right behind it is Dune, which debuted on HBO Max (and is back there now) has 10 nominations. Apple TV Plus' CODA has three nods, and Netflix's Done Look Up has five.

That said, the return to the theater is seen in full force here, as the people behind theatrical exclusives Licorice Pizza and Belfast are also looking to nab statuettes.

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How to watch Oscars live stream from anywhere on Earth

Just because ABC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you can't watch the Oscars live stream if you're away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

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How to watch the Oscars live stream in the US

The Oscars broadcast on Sunday (March 27) at 8 p.m. EDT / 5 p.m. PDT on ABC. The E!'s Brunch at the Oscars pre-show starts at 2 p.m. EDT / 11 a.m. PDT and the E! Live from the Red Carpet pre-show follows at 5 p.m. EDT / 2 p.m. PDT.

ABC is a broadcast network that can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package. If you left cable in 2021? The best cable TV alternatives have you covered, and include DVR if you want to save these moments.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch ABC on a live TV service, like FuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream.

Of these options, we recommend FuboTV, one of the best streaming services on the market (which is also available on most of the best streaming devices). Its affordable Starter Plan comes with over 120 channels, including all the broadcast networks. 

Unfortunately, the Oscars are not being live streamed on Disney Plus, which we think is a huge missed opportunity. 

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Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) offers a 7-day free trial so you check out all of its features without paying upfront. Fubo's channel lineup includes local networks like ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox as well as cable favorites  such as ESPN, AMC, Food Network, FX, MTV, Syfy and more.

How to watch Oscars 2022 live stream in the UK

Good news for British cinephiles. The Oscars 2022 live stream is airing on Sky Cinema's Oscars channel, which comes with a Sky TV package (opens in new tab).

They'll need to stay up late, though —  the ceremony starts at 1 a.m. GMT.

How to watch Oscars 2022 live stream in Canada

In the Great North, Canadians can watch the Oscars at the same time as their neighbors. It's on CTV. 

How to watch Oscars 2022 live stream in Australia

Down Under, Aussies can watch the Oscars 2022 online for free on Channel 7 and on the 7plus app.

Oscars 2022 hosts and presenters

The Academy has gone from zero hosts to a trio of show-steering hosts, with Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes set to host. 

The Academy has revealed some of the presenters who will introduce the categories open the envelopes and hand over the trophies. The luminaries include:

  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Bill Murray
  • Chris Rock
  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • DJ Khaled 
  • Elliot Page
  • H.E.R.
  • Halle Bailey 
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Jennifer Garner
  • John Leguizamo
  • John Travolta
  • Kelly Slater
  • Kevin Costner
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lily James
  • Lupita Nyong’o
  • Mila Kunis
  • Naomi Scott
  • Rami Malek
  • Rosie Perez
  • Ruth E. Carter
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Sean “Diddy” Combs
  • Shaun White
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Simu Liu
  • Stephanie Beatriz
  • Tiffany Haddish
  • Tony Hawk
  • Tracee Ellis
  • Tyler Perry
  • Uma Thurman
  • Wesley Snipes
  • Woody Harrelson 
  • Yuh-Jung Youn
  • Zoë Kravitz

Oscars 2022 nominees

While this year's Oscars may be late and socially distanced, they're still celebrating excellent films. You can check out the full list of Oscar nominations (and find out where they're streaming).

The films up for the top prize, Best Picture, are:

  • Belfast (buy on Apple (opens in new tab) or Amazon (opens in new tab))
  • CODA (stream on Apple TV Plus (opens in new tab))
  • Don’t Look Up (stream on Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Drive My Car (stream on HBO Max)
  • Dune (rent/buy on Apple (opens in new tab) or Amazon (opens in new tab))
  • King Richard (buy on Apple (opens in new tab) or Amazon (opens in new tab))
  • Licorice Pizza (n/a)
  • Nightmare Alley (stream on HBO Max (opens in new tab) or Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • The Power of the Dog (stream on Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • West Side Story (n/a)

Best Director

  • Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
  • Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza
  • Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
  • Steven Spielberg, West Side Story

Best Actor

  • Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
  • Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick … Boom! (stream on Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Will Smith, King Richard
  • Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth (stream on Apple TV Plus (opens in new tab))

Best Actress

  • Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye (stream on HBO Max (opens in new tab))
  • Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter (stream on Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Penélope Cruz, Parallel Mothers (n/a)
  • Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos (stream on Amazon Prime Video (opens in new tab))
  • Kristen Stewart, Spencer (Hulu (opens in new tab))

Best Supporting Actor

  • Ciaran Hinds, Belfast
  • Troy Kotsur, CODA
  • Jesse Plemons, The Power of the Dog
  • J.K. Simmons, Being the Ricardos
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Best Supporting Actress

  • Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter
  • Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
  • Judi Dench, Belfast
  • Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog
  • Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • CODA
    Screenplay by Siân Heder
  • Drive My Car
    Screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
  • Dune
    Screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth
  • The Lost Daughter
    Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • The Power of the Dog
    Written by Jane Campion

Best Original Screenplay

  • Belfast
    Written by Kenneth Branagh
  • Don’t Look Up
    Screenplay by Adam McKay; story by Adam McKay and David Sirota
  • King Richard
    Written by Zach Baylin
  • Licorice Pizza
    Written by Paul Thomas Anderson
  • The Worst Person in the World (n/a)
    Written by Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

Best International Film

  • Drive My Car
    Japan
  • Flee (stream on Hulu (opens in new tab))
    Denmark
  • The Hand of God (stream on Netflix (opens in new tab))
    Italy
  • Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (n/a)
    Bhutan
  • The Worst Person in the World
    Norway

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Encanto (stream on Disney Plus (opens in new tab))
  • Flee
  • Luca (stream on Disney Plus (opens in new tab))
  • The Mitchells vs. the Machines (stream on Netflix (opens in new tab))
  • Raya and the Last Dragon (stream on Disney Plus (opens in new tab))

Best Documentary Feature Film

  • Ascension (stream on Paramount Plus (opens in new tab))
  • Attica (stream on Amazon Prime Video (opens in new tab))
  • Flee
  • Summer of Soul (stream on Hulu (opens in new tab))
  • Writing With Fire (n/a)

Best Cinematography

  • Dune
    Greig Fraser
  • Nightmare Alley
    Dan Laustsen
  • The Power of the Dog
    Ari Wegner
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth
    Bruno Delbonnel
  • West Side Story
    Janusz Kaminski

Best Film Editing

  • Don’t Look Up
  • Dune
  • King Richard
  • The Power of the Dog
  • Tick, Tick…Boom!

Best Production Design

  • Dune
  • Nightmare Alley
  • The Power of the Dog
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • West Side Story

Best Costume Design

  • Cruella (stream on Disney Plus (opens in new tab))
  • Cyrano (n/a)
  • Dune
  • Nightmare Alley
  • West Side Story

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Coming 2 America (stream on Amazon Prime Video (opens in new tab))
  • Cruella
  • Dune
  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • House of Gucci (buy on Apple (opens in new tab) or Amazon (opens in new tab))

Best Original Score

  • Don’t Look Up
    Nicholas Britell
  • Dune
    Hans Zimmer
  • Encanto
    Germaine Franco
  • Parallel Mothers
    Alberto Iglesias
  • The Power of the Dog
    Jonny Greenwood

Best Original Song

  • "Be Alive" from King Richard
    Music and lyric by Dixson and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
  • "Dos Oruguitas" from Encanto
    Music and lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • "Down To Joy" from Belfast
    Music and lyric by Van Morrison
  • "No Time To Die" from No Time to Die (rent/buy on Apple (opens in new tab) or Amazon (opens in new tab))
    Music and lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
  • "Somehow You Do" from Four Good Days (stream on Hulu (opens in new tab))
    Music and lyric by Diane Warren

Best Sound

  • Belfast
  • Dune
  • No Time to Die
  • The Power of the Dog
  • West Side Story

Best Visual Effects

  • Dune
  • Free Guy (rent/buy on Apple (opens in new tab) or Amazon (opens in new tab))
  • No Time to Die 
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (stream on Disney Plus (opens in new tab))
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (n/a)

Best Animated Short Film

  • Affairs of the Art
  • Bestia
  • Boxballet
  • Robin Robin
  • The Windshield Wipe

Best Live Action Short Film

  • The Dress
  • The Long Goodbye
  • On My Mind
  • Please Hold
  • Ala Kachuu — Take and Run

Best Documentary Short Subject

  • Audible
  • Lead Me Home
  • The Queen of Basketball
  • Three Songs for Benazir
  • When We Were Bullies

Henry T. Casey
Senior Editor

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.