Here’s how to watch the Oscars 2021 in the UK, which go down this weekend

Anna Lewis
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It's the question on all film fans' lips: How do you watch the Oscars / Academy Awards in the UK?

It's been a weird year for awards ceremonies. With many red carpets being cancelled and acceptance speeches going virtual, it hasn't really been the same for movie and music fans as seeing your faves all together in the flesh.

Thankfully, the Academy Awards 2021 are attempting to change that. While it's not quite clear how many people will be able to attend the ceremony in the flesh, organisers have declared that there will be no Zoom element to the show. Instead, the Oscars will be split across two venues - the Dolby Theatre, where the ceremony has been since 2002, and Union Station.

So how can us Brits actually watch the event live?

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Photo credit: Getty Images

What time do The Oscars start UK time?

Er, very early / late. The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will air in the UK between 01:00 - 04:00 BST, with the red carpet kicking off from around 11.30 in the UK.

In reality, this translates to 17:00 - 20:00 PT for those in LA, with people arriving on the red carpet from mid-afternoon.

How to watch The Oscars in the UK

You can watch The Oscars live on the dedicated Sky Cinema Oscars channel, which will also be streamed online through NOW.

Existing Sky TV customers can sign up Sky Cinema for £11 a month, or you can pay £11.99 a month for Now TV’s Sky Cinema Pass. You can also get a seven-day free trial, if that's your thing.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

Once you've enjoyed the Academy Awards, you can also use your Sky pass on NOW to watch some of the Oscar-nominated films if you haven't already. Promising Young Woman is on there, as well as thousands of other critically acclaimed films and TV shows.

The presenting line-up for this year's event includes Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon-Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger, and Zendaya.

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