Oscars 2020 Live: How to watch, stream, TV channel, performers and nominations. The biggest night for movie fans is finally here. Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles is all set and ready to host 92nd edition of Oscar Awards on 9th Sunday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. EST at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. ABC will be broadcast the awards, but you can also live stream it on Hulu + Live if you don’t have cable.
The night could shape up to be a huge one for Todd Phillips’s Joker, which leads the pack with 11 nominations. It will also be a big night for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood and 1917, Sam Mendes’ World War I film, both of which earned 10 nominations for the night. This may have been the shortest Hollywood awards season in a while, with the Golden Globes and the Oscars separated by only a month. But that doesn’t mean that the season has been lacking drama. The compressed season may have, in fact, only heightened the drama as awards bloggers haven’t had as much time to crunch the numbers and figure out who among the nominees for Best Picture are the favorites and which ones are just happy to be there.
That said, over the course of the past month it’s begun to look like “1917” is the frontrunner for the big award with Korean darling “Parasite” right on its heels. But the last few years have been absolutely full of surprises — five of the past seven years have seen Best Picture and Best Director go to different films. Could we make it six out of eight?
The good news is that, as usual, you won’t need to be settled in front of a TV with a cable hookup or antenna to catch all the festivities. And that’s because when the Oscars ceremony kicks off on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Feb. 9, you’ll be able to watch it no matter where you are — assuming you’re at least about to get some kind of internet connection, of course.
This year will be a historic one for the Academy Awards. It is the second year in a row where the Academy did not choose a host, instead deciding to follow in the footsteps of the Golden Globes by inviting a host of different presenters onto the stage throughout the night.
Presenters include Jane Fonda, Josh Gad, Tom Hanks, Oscar Isaac, Natalie Portman, Taika Waititi and more.
While it is sometimes not the case, this year the biggest categories of the night do not have clear winners. The award for Best Actor will likely go to Joaquin Phoenix for his role in Joker, but following closely behind him in the category are Adam Driver for his role in Marriage Story and Leonardo DiCaprio for his work in Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood.
If Phoenix does take that award home, however, his speech will be one to watch. When he took home the equivalent award at the BAFTAs, he famously called out systematic racism during his acceptance speech, saying “I think that we send a very clear message to people of color that you’re not welcome here.”
Another speech to watch for is Brad Pitt’s if he ends up taking home the Best Supporting Actor award, which is likely since he’s won the category consistently this year. Pitt, who is nominated for Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, has delighted audiences with his speeches this season. He joked about adding his Screen Actor’s Guild Award to his Tinder profile. Then, he shared a moment with Jennifer Aniston after she accepted her award, leading fans to wish the couple were back together.
As far as the biggest award of the night, Best Picture, goes, there are nine nominees: Ford v Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, 1917, Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, and Parasite. Four of the films in this category have been nominated for 10 or more total awards, which makes this year a historical one for Best Picture. It’s looking like the frontrunner is 1917, but at this point, anything could happen.
It’s also notable to take a look at who won’t be at the award show and who wasn’t nominated. Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Murphy and Adam Sandler were not nominated for their leading roles this year, which has led people to say they were robbed or snubbed.
Also notable is that all the nominees in the best director category are men, despite the fact that a lot of people think Greta Gerwig should have been nominated for Little Women. Gerwig was, however, nominated for her movie in the best adapted screenplay category.
Scarlett Johansson is the only actress nominated in both acting categories. She is nominated for Best Leading Actress in A Marriage Story and Best Supporting Actress for Jojo Rabbit. Johansson’s Marriage Story costar, Laura Dern, was nominated in the Supporting Actress category for her work on the film.
The Joker racked up the most nominations out of any other film. It scored 11 noms, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director. The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917 received 10 nominations each.
South Korean film Parasite, which is nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Feature Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Production Design, has broken many barriers. It’s the first South Korean film to compete in any of the above categories. It grossed more than $30 million in the U.S. to become one of the most successful foreign films of the year.