When are the Oscars 2018 on TV, how to watch and who’s hosting?

Sam Ashurst
Contributor
The Oscars are the most prestigious ceremony in show business

‘When are the Oscars 2018 on TV?’ we hear you cry.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – with everything you need to know about this year’s ceremony, including who the current front-runners are.

When are the Oscars 2018 on TV?

The 90th Academy Awards are happening on 4 March. That’s later in the year than usual, with the ceremony being rescheduled so it doesn’t compete with the Winter Olympics.

In the UK, we’ll have to stay up late to watch it – the ceremony won’t start until around 1.30am, and will run until around 4am.

How can I watch the Oscars 2018 on TV?

Sky Cinema broadcasts a live transmission of the whole ceremony and build up on its dedicated pop-up channel Sky Cinema Oscars®. The ceremony will also be available to live-stream, subscription-free, on Now TV with a Sky Cinema Pass.

The pop-up channel will be live from 26 February to 11 March, showing Oscar-nominated and Academy Award-winning movies through the ages, as well as broadcasting all the action from the red carpet and ceremony live from midnight (GMT).

Who’s hosting the Oscars 2018?

Jimmy Kimmel will be taking on hosting duties for the second year in a row – making him the first person to host consecutive ceremonies since Billy Crystal in 1997 and 1998.

Perhaps the organisers were impressed with the way he handled the Moonlight / La La Land Best Picture fiasco.

Can I watch the Oscars 2018 red carpet arrivals?

Always in perfect harmony, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel went down a storm on the Oscars red carpet. His perfectly tailored tux is the ideal complement to her sublime gold gown. Hollywood, February 2017.

You can, they’ll also be live on Sky. Tune in from around 11pm to catch the latest on-the-spot interviews and outfit comparisons.

How do I follow the Oscars 2018 on social media?

In addition to keeping an eye on all your film geek mates’ twitter feeds, you can follow the Oscars at the following places.

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

Who are the Oscar 2018 frontrunners?

Behind the scenes of ‘Dunkirk’

Gary Oldman will win Best Actor for The Darkest Hour, Frances McDormand will win Best Actress for Three Billboards and Chris Nolan will win Best Director for Dunkirk – the favourites are looking very familiar. But this is the Oscars, which means anything could happen; few predicted Moonlight as a Best Picture winner last year, so there’s still all to play (and watch) for.

We’ve predicted a few surprises, but there’s sure to be some shocks even we didn’t see coming.

Where are the Oscars 2018 taking place?

Since 2002, the Academy Awards have taken place at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Centre in Los Angeles. That won’t change this year, with the Academy presumably hoping for a smoother ceremony in familiar surroundings.


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