Viola Davis Will Be Presenting at the 2021 Oscars

Selena Barrientos
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The Oscars are upon us! Airing on Sunday, April 25, the 93rd Academy Awards will be live (and with guests!) at the Union Station in Los Angeles. Among the 170 celebrities expected are several presenters who will take the place of a host for the third year in a row.

Viewers will see Viola Davis, Regina King, Bong Joon Ho, Joaquin Phoenix and many more hand out the coveted golden statuettes to a few lucky nominees. Now that you've watched a handful of the nominated movies and made your predications, it's time to tune in to see who graces the stage for their acceptance speeches.

How to Watch or Stream the 2021 Oscars Red Carpet

This year, the Oscars will not have a traditional red carpet. If you're still interested in watching red carpet coverage though, E! has got you covered. Live From E!: Oscars 2021 with Giuliana Rancic will air on Sunday, April 25 at 5 p.m. ET on E!.

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

That said, the Academy Awards will air a 90-minute pre-show special called Oscars: Into the Spotlight beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET on ABC. For the first time in the event's history, the five nominees for Best Original Song will perform during the special instead of at the ceremony.

What's more, after the Oscars rolls the credits, viewers can stick around to watch the post-show called Oscars: After Dark. While the evening is being recapped, folks will also get to watch the historical moment winners have their names engraved onto their statuettes, making it official.

Read on below to get all the info on how to watch the Academy Awards pre-show, ceremony and postshow on ABC.

How to Watch or Stream the 2021 Oscars

The 93rd Academy Awards will air on Sunday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The show is scheduled to run until 11 p.m. ET. That said, in the past, it's lasted as long as four hours.

If you won’t be near your TV, you can head over to the ABC website or the ABC app. Once you’ve signed in with your cable provider, you can begin streaming the event live on your laptop or mobile device.

Otherwise, the following streaming services will also offer the Oscars on ABC:

  • YouTube TV ($65 per month, free seven-day trial included)

  • FuboTV ($65 per month, free seven-day trial included)

  • Hulu + Live TV ($65 per month, free seven-day trial included)

  • AT&T TV Now ($69.99 per month, free 14-day trial included)

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