Oscars 2016: Time, Channel, Live Stream, Red Carpet & Nominees

The 2016 Oscars take place this Sunday night (February 28) and between the fashions, nominees and all the controversy, the show is sure to have everyone watching- and talking.

To make sure you don’t miss any of it we have all the info on how to watch, including show time, live stream options, red carpet coverage and a list of nominees.

For those who don’t know, the 88th Oscars feature nominees that are all white (the 2nd year in a row this has happened), sparking debates and calls for a boycott from stars such as Jada Pinkett and Spike Lee.

It’s also made the awards opening sequence a must-see event, as comedian Chris Rock is hosting and will definitely have something to say about the #OscarsSoWhite issue.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Time/Channel: The awards will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California starting at 8:30 P.M. EST/ 5:30 P.M. PST.

Free Live Stream: Free live streaming is available, with some limitations.

ABC will stream the awards for free on PC’s via their WATCH ABC site and on smartphones and tablets using the WATCH ABC app from the App Store, on Google Play, or via Amazon.

However, streaming is only available in these select cities: New York City, Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco.

Also, you will need to log onto the site using a participating cable provider for full access.

For those outside those cities, you can head over to the Academy’s Facebook page, which will be streaming parts of the show throughout the night.

They will have coverage of the red carpet, backstage interviews, acceptance speeches and more.

Red Carpet: Red caret coverage is available on TV and online from both E! and ABC.

ABC’s red carpet coverage, Oscars Backstage live show, will start at 7 P.M. EST/ 4 P.M. PST on TV and online via the methods listed above.

Once again, coverage is limited to the markets above and only with a cable subscription.

The E! Channel will have a full day of coverage that is as follows:

Countdown to the Red CarpetThe 88th Annual Oscars!, will start at 1:30 P.M. EST/ 10:30 A.M. PST.

This will be followed by E!’s Live From The Red Carpet: The 88th Annual Oscars!, with Guiliana Rancic and Ryan Seacrest starting at 5:30 P.M. EST/ 2:30 P.M. PST.

They will also stream the AT&T Livestream show starting at 5:25 P.M. EST/ 2:25 PST. via eonline and through their app for Android and iOS.


Here is a rundown of nominees in the major categories:

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Director
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Original Screenplay
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Straight Outta Compton

Best Animated Feature
Boy and the World
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

Best Original Score
Bridge of Spies
The Hateful Eight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Original Song
“Earned It,” 50 Shades Of Grey
“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction
“Simple Song #3,” Youth
“Til It Happens to You,” The Hunting Ground
“Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre

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Consumer Expert Tracy Ortiz

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