How to Watch the Oscars Without Cable on April 25

Hollywood’s biggest night has arrived as the biggest stars on the big screen will be honored for their work over the past year at the 93rd Academy Awards. This year’s ceremony will be directed by Glenn Weiss and produced by Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh. Mank leads the pack with 10 nominations. The 2021 Oscars ceremony will be a hybrid ceremony as some celebrities will be on Zoom and the event will be hostless like the previous two ceremonies; however, there will be a diverse ensemble cast of presenters, who are listed below.

  • Riz Ahmed 
  • Viola Davis
  • Angela Bassett
  • Halle Berry
  • Bong Joon Ho
  • Don Cheadle
  • Bryan Cranston
  • Laura Dern
  • Harrison Ford
  • Regina King
  • Marlee Matlin
  • Rita Moreno
  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • Brad Pitt
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Renée Zellweger
  • Zendaya

Beginning at 1 p.m. ET, ABC News’ “Oscars Countdown, LIVE!” will be the first pre-show of the day and will be hosted by ABC News Correspondents Chris Connelly and Janai Norman. The show will take place live from Union Station in Los Angeles. The three-hour pre-show will feature commentary from contributors such as Kelley Carter, Elizabeth Wagmeister, Clayton Davis, and Joe Zee.\

The second pre-show will directly follow at “Oscars Countdown, LIVE!,” which begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on ABC News Live and will feature celebrity interviews, entertainment and fashion reports, and the historic impact of this year’s ceremony. The two-hour show will feature a countdown clock to Hollywood’s biggest night.

At 6:30 p.m. ET the red carpet pre-show “Oscars: Into the Spotlight,” hosted by actress Ariana DeBose and comedian Lil Rel Howery will be broadcasted on ABC. The Original Song nominees will be performing throughout the 90-minute show with four of the performances will take place at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles while one will be recorded in Iceland. Below is the full list of artists and songs that they will be performing during the pre-show.

  • H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II — “Fight For You” from Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Daniel Pemberton — “Hear My Voice” from The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Gransson — “Husavik” from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” 
  • Diane Warren — “Io Si (Seen)” from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)
  • Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth — “Speak Now” from One Night in Miami

When to watch the 2021 Oscars

ABC will be broadcasting a hybrid show, as the 93rd Academy Awards will be presented live from two iconic venues in Los Angeles, California: Union Station and the Dolby Theater on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET.

How to watch the 2021 Oscars

This year cord cutters have a few options when it comes to watching this year’s historic Academy Awards. ABC has aired the show since 1976 and will continue the tradition this year. AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see what ABC channel is available in your area with an antenna.

The ceremony will also be available to watch on ABC’s official website and the ABC app.

Locast: Viewers in one of the 30 markets served by Locast will also be able to watch on their local ABC for free with the service.

Cord cutters can watch every single moment of the Oscars with Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, or any compatible devices by subscribing to any one of these live TV streaming services.

fuboTV has ABC covered with the fuboTV Family plan for $65/month.

Hulu with Live also carries ABC for $65/month.

AT&T TV includes ABC in its Choice package for $65/month.

YouTube TV includes ABC with a $65/month subscription

Vidgo also includes ABC with a $55/month subscription (currently only $10 for the first month).