When are the 2021 Oscars? Date, time, TV channel, streaming

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After a two-month postponement, the 93rd Academy Awards is sort of right here. The Oscars ceremony Sunday is about to be historic, with its most numerous nominations to this point and an in-person ceremony that won’t allow a Zoom choice for nominees.

The highway to the 2021 Oscars has been examined by a pandemic that has shaken Hollywood. Amid closures of beloved theaters and the rise of streaming companies, the tradition-bound Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences needed to embrace change for the present to go on.

With the present solely days away, it’s the final likelihood to look at as many groundbreaking nominees as potential and construct up pleasure for the present.

Right here is every little thing you’ll want to know in regards to the Oscars, coming this weekend.

The place can I watch?

Union Station's empty lobby with intricate art on the ceiling

Union Station will likely be within the Oscars highlight Sunday after an eight-year restoration challenge.

(Christina Home / Los Angeles Instances)

The host-less ceremony will likely be held at Union Station Los Angeles (the place preparations are underway to make the area image good for the grand occasion) and on the present’s traditional residence, the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Company will not be required to put on face masks throughout the reside telecast.

However for individuals who didn’t get an invite to attend in particular person, the present will go reside on ABC at 5 p.m. Pacific / 8 p.m. Japanese. Pacific. The pre-show, “Oscars: Into the Highlight,” will air on ABC as nicely, at 3:30 p.m. Pacific / 6:30 p.m. Japanese, and can give viewers a behind-the-curtains take a look at the massive evening.

For individuals who want a livestream choice, the present could be seen on Hulu and YouTube TV, in addition to on ABC.com (with a TV supplier login).

Within the current previous, the ceremony has been about three hours lengthy, which this yr’s producers Steven Soderbergh, Jesse Collins and Stacey Sher mentioned wasn’t due to speeches. The trio has inspired potential winners to “inform a narrative” and “learn the room” when accepting their golden statues.

“Oscars: After Darkish,” hosted by actors Colman Domingo (“Ma Rainey’s Black Backside”) and Andrew Rannells (“The Promenade”), will shut the evening, airing on ABC proper after the ceremony ends. It should go over the evening’s largest moments, with interviews performed by movie critic Elvis Mitchell.

Who’s nominated?

Steven Yeun is looking up at someone, his face blank. There is a patterned wallpaper behind him.

Steven Yeun (“Minari”) is the primary Asian American to obtain a nomination for finest actor.


Netflix nonetheless hasn’t had a finest image winner, however with “Mank” and “Trial of the Chicago 7” nominated for the highest prize, this may simply be the streaming big’s yr.

With 36 nominations, Netflix has the prospect to come back away with probably the most awards of the evening. Its nominations vary from finest image for “Mank” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7″ to actress in a supporting position for Glenn Shut’s efficiency within the critically-panned drama “Hillbilly Elegy.”

Following Netflix, competitor Amazon Studios has 12 nominations for films equivalent to “Sound of Metallic,” “One Evening in Miami …” and “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.”

The nominees for the 93rd Academy Awards are probably the most numerous group ever. Following business reckonings in recent times over a preponderance of white and male-led nominations, quite a lot of “first ever” nods this yr pleasantly stunned many film watchers.

Two ladies — Chloé Zhao for “Nomadland” and Emerald Fennell for “Promising Younger Lady” — are nominated for achievement in directing, the primary time that class has had a couple of feminine nominee. Zhao can also be the primary Asian lady, and first lady of shade, nominated for finest director.

“Judas and the Black Messiah,” nominated for finest image, is making Oscars historical past as the one nominated movie ever to have an all-Black producing group. The 2 leads, LaKeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya, are each up for awards for performing in a supporting position.

For the primary time, non-white nominees outnumber white nominees in the very best actor class. “Minari’s” Steven Yeun is the primary Asian American to land a nomination within the class. Riz Ahmed from “Sound of Metallic” additionally made historical past as the primary Muslim to be nominated for finest actor and the primary particular person of Pakistani descent to be named in any performing class. “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, who died of colon most cancers final August, is nominated for “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside.”

Viola Davis can also be a document breaker, holding probably the most lifetime Oscar nominations — 4 — for a Black actress. The 2017 supporting actress winner for “Fences” is nominated this yr for lead actress for her work in “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside.”

So … who’s going to win?

A distant shot of Frances McDormand at sunset in "Nomadland"

“Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, is an Oscars front-runner.


Filling out these Oscar ballots is a tricky job, even for individuals doing it at residence.

“Nomadland” has been a front-runner all awards season, locking up finest image wins on the Golden Globes, Producers Guild Awards and the BAFTA Awards. Nothing is assured, although, and the academy has had its fair proportion of upsets.

The Instances’ movie consultants have predicted which films will stroll away with high prizes, with quite a lot of buzz round a possible win for Zhao for achievement in directing and Carey Mulligan for actress in a number one position. Learn extra of their evaluation right here. And columnist Glenn Whipp’s predictions for winners in all 23 classes.

For an inside take a look at the voting course of, click on right here to learn the poll picks of three nameless academy members.

Who’s performing?

Leslie Odom Jr. sings in a scene from "One Night in Miami ..."

Leslie Odom Jr. will carry out “Converse Now” from “One Evening in Miami …” throughout the Oscars pre-show.

(Patti Perret / Amazon Studios)

Though there gained’t be one other Girl Gaga and Bradley Cooper second, this yr’s 5 nominated unique songs will likely be carried out throughout the “Oscars: Into the Highlight” pre-show.

Celeste and Daniel Pemberton will carry out “Hear My Voice” from “Chicago 7,” H.E.R. will sing “Battle for You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah,” Leslie Odom Jr. will carry out “Converse Now” from “One Evening in Miami …,” Laura Pausini and Dianne Warren will carry out “Io Si (Seen)” from “The Life Forward” and Molly Sandén will carry out “Húsavík” from “Eurovision Track Contest: The Story of Fireplace Saga.”

Sandén’s efficiency will likely be recorded in Húsavík, Iceland, whereas the opposite 4 performances will occur on the Dolby Household Terrace of the Academy Museum of Movement Photos in Los Angeles.

No songs will likely be carried out throughout the principle ceremony, a break from current Oscars custom.

Who’s presenting?

Bong Joon Ho with his 2020 Oscar for best director

Bong Joon Ho gained the Oscar for achievement in directing in 2020.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Instances)

This yr, the presenters are an “ensemble forged” to associate with what the present producers mentioned was their “awards-show-as-a-movie strategy.”

The 2020 winner for achievement in directing, Bong Joon Ho, will return to the Oscars stage to current an award, in addition to the winners from the 2020 performing classes — Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon and Renée Zellweger.

Right here’s the remainder of the star-studded forged:

  • Riz Ahmed
  • Angela Bassett
  • Halle Berry
  • Don Cheadle
  • Bryan Cranston
  • Viola Davis
  • Laura Dern
  • Harrison Ford
  • Regina King
  • Marlee Matlin
  • Rita Moreno
  • Zendaya

Is that it?

The Instances has been following Oscars buzz all awards season, so keep tuned for our reside protection Sunday evening. Preserve a watch out for notable speeches and lovely Alan Kim moments.

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