Academy Awards: Where to Watch Oscars 2016 Online

February 28, 2016 Updated: October 5, 2018

The 88th Academy Awards Ceremony will begin in less than 2 hours. So where to watch if you can’t tune in on ABC?

There are a few options online, though none are perfect.

You can check in on the ABC website for the online live broadcast, but you need to be in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, or San Francisco. You will need to sign in with your cable provider. (You can see the full list of the accepted providers here). You can also use the ABC mobile app where the same restrictions apply.

Another option is the Oscars backstage stream that you can find on the official Oscars website. The extent of the coverage may not be on par with the ABC’s, but you can get a different perspective on the action.

E!Online has a live broadcast of the red carpet events in progress right now. Don’t expect them to show you the actual awards ceremony though.

On a lighter note, the Screen Junkies online movie magazine provides a live Oscar Watch Party on their YouTube channel tonight at 5 p.m. (PT).




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