Where Can I Watch The Oscars 2016 In The UK?

It’s been another phenomenal year of cinema and it’s almost time for the biggest night in the movie calendar – The Oscars 2016. Leonardo DiCaprio looks like he could finally nab his Best Actor Award Academy Award (awks if he doesn’t, eh?) and The Room starring Brie Larson, is hotly tipped to scoop several awards on the big night.

If social media is anything to go by – this year’s Oscars are set to be the most controversial yet. A widespread boycott of the awards is picking up momentum in response to the lack of diversity amongst the nominees. Spike Lee and Will Smith have already said they won’t be attending the event and the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag continues to trend… much to The Academy’s dismay.

Despite all this, we’ll no doubt still be desperate to know who will be crowned winners on the night. But where can you watch The Oscars if you live in The UK? And at what time is it shown? We’ve compiled the essential information you need to watch Hollywood’s big night on February 28th. Take a look, book the next day off work, stock up on snacks and get ready for a long night packed with more than a few surprises.

When Is The Ceremony?

The Academy Awards takes place on Sunday 28th February at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California

What Time Is The Ceremony?

In the US, the stars will begin to arrive on the Red Carpet at approximately 7pm with the ceremony beginning at 8:30pm.

For the UK, it’ll mean a late one as that equates as 12am, with the ceremony starting later at 1:30am

Where Can I Watch The Ceremony?

Sky will once again broadcast the awards in the UK on their channel Sky Movies Oscar. The channel has been created to cover the ceremony and also show classic Oscar films including Forrest Gump, The Godfather and The Silence of the Lambs. The channel will go live on February 22nd and run for a week following the event, closing on Sunday 6th March.

Can I Live Stream The Ceremony On The Internet?

The only way to legally watch the ceremony live in the UK is via Sky Movies Oscar as we mentioned above. You can buy a NOW TV Movies Pass to be able to live stream The Oscars via the internet though.

Who’s Hosting The Oscars?

This year the ceremony will be hosted by Chris Rock, who has hosted the Awards once before in 2004.

Big Academy Awards Talking Points

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Betting Odds

With William Hill, The Big Short is currently the favourite at evens, followed closely by Spotlight (7/4) and The Revenant (4/1). Star of The Room, Brie Larson (2/7) is currently tipped as the front-runner for Best Actress and Leonardo DiCaprio is a heavy favourite to pick up his elusive gong for his role on The Revenant (1/12) for best Actor.

Check out the full list of odds.

The Nominees:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Original Screenplay
Spotlight – Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
Inside Out – Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFavue
Straight Outta Compton – Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff
Ex Machina – Alex Garland
Bridge Of Spies – Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short – Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
Room – Emma Donoghue
Carol – Phyllis Nagy
The Martian – Drew Goddard
Brooklyn – Nick Hornby

The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
Sicario – Roger Deakins
Carol – Edward Lachman
Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale
The Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson

Makeup and Hairstyling
Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared
The Revenant

Costume Design
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Film Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
The Big Short
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Production Design
Bridge Of Spies
The Danish Girl
The Martian
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Sound Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sound Mixing
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
The Martian
Bridge Of Spies
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Visual Effects
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jurassic World
The Martian
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

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