Oscars 2019

What channel is Oscars? TV, streaming info for 2019 Academy Awards and red carpet coverage

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What channel is the Oscars on tonight? And when does red carpet coverage start? Here’s how to watch the 91st annual Academy Awards.

The 2019 Oscars kick off at 8 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC, airing live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. There will be no host for the first time in 30 years, though a variety of stars will be presenters including Tina Fey, Keegan-Michael Key, Awkwafina, Melissa McCarthy and Samuel L. Jackson. Bette Midler will perform a song from “Mary Poppins Returns,” Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga will sing Best Original Song nominee “Shallow” from “A Star is Born,” and Queen will also take the stage with former “American Idol” singer Adam Lambert.

Here’s how to watch the Oscars on ABC in the Syracuse area:

  • Spectrum: Channel 1200 (HD), Ch. 9 for non-digital customers
  • Verizon FiOS: Channel 509 (HD) and 9 (SD)
  • DirecTV: Channel 9 (SD) and 396 (HD)
  • Dish Network: Channel 9 (SD) and 5170 (HD)
  • New Visions: 609 (HD) and 9 (SD)

The ceremony will also be live streaming online through ABC.com and the WATCH ABC app. The Oscars can also be viewed through streaming services like Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue.

Red carpet coverage include “E! Live From the Red Carpet,” hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic, starting at 5 p.m. ET. The network will also host a countdown to the red carpet beginning at 1 p.m.

Official “Oscars Live on the Red Carpet” coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. on ABC and the ABC app with Maria Menounos, Elaine Welteroth, Ashley Graham and “Pose” star Billy Porter. Seacrest will also join ABC beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” lead all films with 10 nominations each. “Roma” is the first Netflix film to be nominated for best picture, and Marvel earned its first best picture nod with “Black Panther”; Spike Lee, meanwhile, received his first Oscar nomination for directing after a 30-year career that includes “Do the Right Thing,” “Malcolm X” and “BlacKkKlansman.”

Watertown High School alumnus Viggo Mortensen is up for Best Actor in Leading Role for his role in the film “Green Book.” It’s his third nomination for an Academy Award after roles in “Eastern Promises” and “Captain Fantastic.”

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