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How to watch, what to watch for the 2021 Oscars

The Oscars will take place on Sunday, April 25th this year. We break down how to watch this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, nominees and more.

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The Oscars

Hollywood’s biggest night is Sunday, as the 85th Academy Awards are live, honoring the year’s best in cinematic achievement both in front of and behind the camera.

The Dolby Theatre is the usual home of the ceremony, but this year will take place at Los Angeles’s Union Station. There will be just 170 people in attendance, and three recent negative COVID-19 tests will be required for entry. Face masks won’t be required on camera, but will be encouraged by all in the audience and around the production when not being filmed.

Also if you enjoy the live performances of the nominees for Best Original Song, start watching early: Those will be during the pre-show this year.

TV Info

Date: Sunday, April 25th
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Channel: ABC

You can live stream the 2021 Oscars but that requires a cable log-in. If you don’t have a cable subscription, there are quite a few streaming services offering free trials for one or two weeks. You can check YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV and be able to stream the Academy Awards.

Favorites to win on DraftKings Sportsbook

Best picture: Nomadland, -600
Best director: Chloe Zhao (Nomadland), -2500
Best actor: Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), -2500
Best actress: Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman), +125
Best supporting actor: Daniel Kaluuya (Judas And The Black Messiah), -2000
Best supporting actress: Youn Yuh-jung (Minari), -500
Best animated film: Soul, -5000
Best cinematography: Nomadland, -400
Best international feature film: Another Round, -670

Full list of nominees for each category

Best Picture Nominees

The Trial of the Chicago 7
Promising Young Woman
Judas & the Black Messiah
Sound of Metal
The Father

Best Director Nominees

Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)
David Fincher (Mank)
Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)
Emerald Fenell (Promising Young Woman)
Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round)

Best Actor Nominees

Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)
Gary Oldman (Mank)
Steven Yeun (Minari)
Anthony Hopkins (The Father)
Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)

Best Actress Nominees

Frances McDormand (Nomadland)
Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)
Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
Andra Day (The United States vs. Billie Holiday)
Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman)

Best Supporting Actor Nominees

Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)
Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami)
LaKeith Stanfield (Judas And The Black Messiah)
Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial Of The Chicago 7)
Daniel Kaluuya (Judas And The Black Messiah)

Best Supporting Actress Nominees

Olivia Colman (The Father)
Amanda Seyfried (Mank)
Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)
Youn Yuh-jung (Minari)
Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy)

Best Animated Film Nominees

Over The Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Best Cinematography Nominees

News of the World
Judas & the Black Messiah
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best International Feature Film Nominees

Better Days
The Man Who Sold His Skin
Aida? Quo Vadis
Another Round

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