Undoubtedly, last year was unprecedented for business in entertainment; particularly or the film industry, after several movie theaters closed due to the restrictions related to the pandemic. For this unusual year, the Academy has planned an unusual ceremony to be on par with the difficult times we're living in, but also in a very different way as an effort to attract a younger audience.
With studios pushing the release dates for many big movies for months, and several productions shutting down, nobody even thought that the ceremony was going to be celebrated. However, producers had to figure out ways to comply with tradition and bring home the long-awaited Academy Awards ceremony.
If there's something that Hollywood has taught us along the years, is that “the show must go on”; and with that in mind, there were many great films that came out last year and have been honored this year by earning Oscar nominations. This sunday, the 93rd Academy Awards will grant honors to the nominees for a range of areas such as performance, techincal achievement and craft work.
From what we've heard, the Oscars 2021 ceremony will be held largely in-person, located primarily at Union Station in Los Angeles; but for this special occasion, there will be additional events at the Dolby Theatre. There will be a red carpet, of course, but the attendance will be completely different from glamorous endeavors from the past; this time, only guests and presenters, who will go through a series of rounds of testings to guarantee the safety of other attendees, as well as a required quarantine period.
How to live streams the Oscars 2021 live without cable
Film buffs will be able to tune into the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. The ceremony will be preceded by the pre-show, “Into the Spotlight”, at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT. The broadcast can be accessed through TV antennas, of course, but also through a cable TV package. However, this is not the only way the audience will be able to enjoy the broadcast.
Newer audiences, who often do not have cable, and are accustomed to digital sources, can watch ABC on a live TV service like FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV and AT&T Now. The pre-show titled “In the Spotlight”, will feature the coverage of the red carpet, some interviews with the nominees, but it will also play some pre-recorded performances of all five nominated Original Song nominees, like H.E.R., Leslie Odom Jr, Laura Pausini and Diane Warren, Celeste and Daniel Pemberton and Molly Sandén.
So far we know there will be a wide selection of hosts and presenters, such as Angela Bassett, Bong Joon-Ho, Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Bryan Cranston, Don Cheadle, Halle Berry, Joaquin Phoenix, Laura Dern, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger, Zendaya and Marlee Matlin. All of these celebrities are incredible excuses to tune the long-awaited and highly publicized broadcast.