When awards season rolls around, they don’t come any bigger than the Oscars, which is the de facto gold standard for Hollywood's best movies.

We’re all used to spending the next morning arguing about who should have won what, but the really committed will try to watch the Academy Awards live - though if you want to watch the Oscars in the UK you might be in for a late night.

We've rounded up everything you need to know on the hosts, nominees, how to stream the event and more. Whilst you're waiting, you can also check out our personal picks of the movies of the decade

When are the 2020 Oscars?

The 2020 Academy Awards will be held in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Sunday 9 February 2020, but they’ll be broadcast on TV and online around the world.

Red carpet coverage begins at 10:00pm GMT, with an all-access live feed happening on Twitter.

The awards show itself will kick off in the early hours of Monday morning at 1am. Expect it to go on until around 5am (if you intend to watch the whole thing, maybe take a day's holiday from work).

There's no confirmation yet on repeats or highlights - we'll add in those details as soon as we have them. 

Which channel are the Oscars on?

If you're in the US, the Oscars are usually aired on ABC, and will be again this year.

In the UK, Sky Cinema will be airing the event, starting with the red carpet coverage from 10pm, and then the entire awards ceremony. Before the awards ceremony, Sky Cinema will also be airing several Oscar-winning films such as Bohemian Rhapsody and The Favourite. 

If you’re not already a Sky Cinema customer, you can sign up from Sky’s website. It costs an extra £11 a month for existing Sky TV customers - otherwise you might be better off watching it online through Now TV - more on that next.

How to watch the Oscars online

US viewers who won't be near a TV have an easy option - head to the ABC website to stream the whole show live, or watch it through the ABC app.

If you're in the UK and don’t have a Sky account, or would simply rather stream the Oscars ceremony than watch it on TV, all of Sky’s coverage be streamed online through Now TV.

That might sound like bad news if you’re not already a Now TV subscriber, but don’t worry - you can still get a pass for free. Now TV offers a 14-day free trial for its Sky Cinema Pass, which is normally £11.99 a month. That means that as long as you sign up for the trial any time between now and the Oscars ceremony, you can watch it live and entirely free.

If you've already used up your Now TV free trial and don't want to pay again, you could always try to use a VPN to access the free ABC stream in the US - though be warned that it's not guaranteed to work. Our current top VPN recommendation is NordVPN, but take a look at our full VPN ranking to find out more.

Who is hosting the 2020 Oscars?

Last year was the first time in 30 years that the Oscars went without a host, following the controversy of comedian Kevin Hart's homophobic jokes and tweets, ultimately forcing him to step down. There's been no drama this year, but the Oscars will still go without a host for 2020. 

The Academy will once again rely on the various celebrities that present each award to serve as hosts, rather than have a single figure run proceedings. Last year we saw Tina Fey, Keegan-Michael Key and Trevor Noah. No figures have yet been confirmed this year. 

Who is nominated for the Oscars?

Nominations for the Oscars have just been confirmed, with The Irishman, 1917, Joker and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood all leading the pack across the board. Here's the full list:

Best Picture:

“Ford V Ferrari”
“The Irishman”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Little Women”
“Marriage Story”
“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

Lead Actor:

Antonia Banderas, “Pain And Glory”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”
Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”

Lead Actress:

Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”
Scarlett Johansson , “Marriage Story”
Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women”
Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”
Renee Zellweger, “Judy”

Supporting Actor:

Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood”
Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”
Al Pacino, “The Irishman”
Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”
Brad Pitt, “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

Supporting Actress:

Kathy Bates “Richard Jewell”
Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”
Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit”
Florence Pugh, “Little Women”
Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”


Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”
Todd Phillips, “Joker”
Sam Mendes, "1917”
Quentin Tarantino, "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood"
Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite”

Animated Feature:

“How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” Dean DeBlois, Bradword Lewis and Bonnie Arnold
“I Lost My Body,” Jeremy Clapin and Marc Du Pontavice
“Klaus,” Segio Pablos, Jinko Gothoh and Marisa Roman
“Missing Link,” Chris Butler, Arianna Sutner
“Toy Story 4” Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera

Animated Short:

“Dcera (Daughter),” Daria Kashcheeva
“Hair Love,” Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver
“Kitbull,” Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson
“Memorable,” Bruno Collet and Jean Francois Le Corre
“Sister,” Siqi Song

Original Screenplay:

“Knives Out,” Rian Johnson
“Marriage Story,” Noah Baumbach
“1917,” Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns
“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino
“Parasite," Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won

Adapted Screenplay:

“The Irishman,” Steven Zallian
"Jojo Rabbit” Taika Waititi
“Joker,” Todd Phillips and Scott Silver
“Little Women,” Greta Gerwig
“The Two Popes,” Anthony McCarten


“The Irishman,” Rodrigo Prieto
“Joker,” Lawrence Sher
“The Lighthouse,” Jarin Blaschke
“1917,” Roger Deakins
“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” Robert Richardson

Best Documentary Feature:

“American Factory,” Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert
“The Cave,” Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod
“The Edge Of Democracy,” Peter Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris and Tiago Pavan
“For Sama,” Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts
“Honeyland,” Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska and Atanas Georgiev

Best Documentary Short Subject:

“In The Absence,” Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam
“Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You're A Girl),” Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva
“Life Overtakes me,” John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson
“St. Louis Superman,” Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan
“Walk Run Cha Cha,” Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt

Best Live Action Short Film: 

“Brotherhood,” Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon
“Nefta Football Club,” Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi
“The Neighbor's Window,” Marshall Curry
“Saria,” Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre
“A Sister,” Delphine Girard

Best International Feature Film:

“Corpus Christi” (Poland)
“Honeyland” (North Macedonia)
“Les Misérables” (France)
“Pain And Glory” (Spain)
“Parasite” (South Korea)

Film Editing:

“Ford V Ferrari,” Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland
“The Irishman,” Thelma Schoonmaker
“Jojo Rabbit,” Tom Eagles
“Joker,” Jeff Groth
“Parasite,” Yang Jinmo

Sound Editing:

“Ford V Ferrari,” Donald Sylvester
“Joker,” Alan Robert Murray
“1917,” Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate
“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” Wylie Statement
“Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker,” Matthew Wood and David Acord

Sound Mixing:

“Ad Astra”
“Ford V Ferrari”
“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

Production Design:

“The Irishman,” Bob Shaw and Regina Graves
“Jojo Rabbit,” Ra Vincent and Nora Sopkova
“1917,” Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales
“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh
“Parasite,” Lee Ha Jun and Cho Won Woo

Original Score:

“Joker,” Hildur Guðnadóttir
“Little Women,” Alexandre Desplat
“Marriage Story,” Randy Newman 
“1917,” Thomas Newman
“Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker,” John Williams 

Original Song:

“I Can't Let Your Throw Yourself Away” from "Toy Story 4" by Randy Newman 
“(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again” from "Rocketman" by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
“I'm Standing With You” from “Breakthrough” by Diane Warren
“Into The Unknown” from “Frozen II” by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
“Standup” from “Harriet” by Joshuah Brian-Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

Makeup and Hair:

“Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil”

Costume Design:

“The Irishman,” Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson
“Jojo Rabbit,” Mayes C. Rubeo
“Joker,” Mark Bridges
“Little Women,” Jaqueline Durran
“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” Arianne Phillips

Visual Effects:

“Avengers: Endgame”
“The Irishman”
“The Lion King”
“Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”