Oscars 2020: How to watch the 92nd Academy Awards live in the UK

Tom Butler
Senior Editor
Spike Lee and Mahershala Ali in the 91st Annual Academy Awards press room, 2019. (P. Lehman / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

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With the 2020 Baftas officially done and dusted, awards season will reach its natural crescendo on 10 February.

In the wee hours of Monday morning, the 92nd Academy Awards will be taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, with the biggest films of 2019 competing to win Oscars across 24 different categories.

It’s a fairly open field when it comes to Best Picture with Bafta-winner 1917 competing with Parasite, Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood, Marriage Story, Little Women, Joker, Jojo Rabbit, The Irishman and Le Mans ‘66 for the top prize.

Joaquin Phoenix (Joker), Renée Zellweger (Judy), Brad Pitt (Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood) and Laura Dern (Marriage Story) will all be hoping to carry their awards season momentum to Oscar glory, and Phoenix’s DC Comics film goes into the show with the most nominations: eleven in total.

Read more: 1917 wins Best Picture Bafta

Here’s how you can watch the drama as it unfolds live in the UK.

What time are the 92nd Academy Awards happening?

Oscar statues are seen backstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards, 2019. (Matt Petit - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)

This year the Oscars are being held on the evening of 9 February, with the red carpet action kicking off from around 10pm (GMT).

The ceremony itself will begin at 1am (GMT) in the early hours of Monday, 10 February. Last year’s show ran for 3 hours and 23 minutes, so you can expect this year’s show to finish at around 4:30am, UK time.

Where are the 2020 Oscars held?

This year the Oscars are being held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The theatre has been the venue of the annual Academy Awards ceremony since it opened on 9 November, 2001,

What channel can you watch the 92nd Academy Awards on in the UK?

Sky Cinema Oscars will be streaming the 92nd Academy Awards live from the US. The dedicated channel will be available to watch from 27 January until 14 February and will be capturing all the action from the red carpet before the awards ceremony itself begins at 1am (GMT).

Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt (Best Original Song: "Shallow" - A Star Is Born) pose in the press room at the 91st Annual Academy Awards, 2019. (John Rasimus / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

If you can’t watch live, the channel usually repeats the ceremony a number of times in the following days at more palatable times.

In the lead up to the big night, Sky Cinema Oscars will also be showcasing a variety of Academy Award-winning titles from years past, including The FavouriteBohemian RhapsodyA Star is Born and The Shape of Water, with all titles also available on demand.

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You can subscribe to Sky Cinema Oscars through a Sky subscription, or via a NOW TV Sky Cinema pass, which is available on a 7-day free trial, then it auto-renews at £11.99 a month, unless cancelled.

Who is hosting the 92nd Academy Awards?

Following the success of the host-less Oscars in 2019, this year is following suit and will go host-free for the second year in a row.

Who will present trophies to winners at the 92nd Academy Awards?

Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, Regina King, and Mahershala Ali pose in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

As befits Oscars tradition, last year’s acting winners – Rami Malek, Mahershala Ali, Olivia Colman, and Regina King – will return to present the four acting trophies to this year’s winners.

Also confirmed to present:

  • Utkarsh Ambudkar

  • Zazie Beetz

  • Timothée Chalamet

  • James Corden

  • Penelope Cruz

  • Beanie Feldstein

  • Will Ferrell

  • Jane Fonda

  • Josh Gad

  • Gal Gadot

  • Zack Gottsagen

  • Tom Hanks

  • Salma Hayek

  • Mindy Kaling

  • Oscar Isaac

  • Diane Keaton

  • Shia LaBeouf

  • Brie Larson

  • Spike Lee

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

  • George MacKay

  • Steve Martin

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda

  • Sandra Oh

  • Natalie Portman

  • Anthony Ramos

  • Keanu Reeves

  • Ray Romano

  • Chris Rock

  • Maya Rudolph

  • Mark Ruffalo

  • Kelly Marie Tran

  • Taika Waititi

  • Kristen Wiig

  • Sigourney Weaver

  • Rebel Wilson

Who will perform at the 2020 Oscars?

The artists behind the songs nominated for Best Original Song will perform live during the televised show.

  • Cynthia Erivo will sing ‘Stand Up’ from Harriet

  • Elton John will perform ‘(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again’ from Rocketman

  • Idina Menzel and Aurora will sing ‘Into the Unknown’ from Frozen 2

  • Chrissy Metz will sing ‘I'm Standing With You’ from Breakthrough

  • Randy Newman will perform ‘I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away’ from Toy Story 4

Billie Eilish, the Grammy-winning singer recently chosen to sing the theme song for James Bond No Time To Die, will also be on stage for “a special performance”. Rumours suggest she could be debuting the Bond song during the Oscars.

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Janelle Monáe will also be giving a special live musical performance during the show.

Who is nominated at the 2020 Oscars?

In January, actor and producer John Cho and actor/writer/producer Issa Rae hosted a live two-part presentation that unveiled the nominations in all 24 categories for the first time.

Read more: The Brits nominated for Oscars

Joker leads the way with 11 nominations in total including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director, followed by The Irishman1917 and Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood with ten apiece. Jojo RabbitLittle WomenMarriage Story and Parasite all have six nominations.

Little Women star Florence Pugh, 1917 director Sir Sam Mendes and The Two Popes' Sir Anthony Hopkins are among the British Oscar nominees.

Best Picture

George MacKay in '1917'. (Credit: eOne)

Ford V Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood
Parasite

Actor In A Leading Role

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Actor In A Supporting Role

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

Actress In A Leading Role

Cynthia Erivo in Harriet (Credit: Focus Features)

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

Actress In A Supporting Role

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

Animated Feature Film

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Directing

Director Bong Joon-ho holds the Best Foreign Language Bafta Award for the film Parasite, backstage at the Bafta Film Awards, in central London, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

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

Cinematography

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

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Quentin Tarantino attends the 92nd Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at the Loews Hotel on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)

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

Costume Design

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

Documentary Feature

American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland

Documentary Short

In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

Film Editing

Joaquin Phoenix in Todd Phillips' Joker. (Warner Bros.)

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

International Feature Film (Formerly known as Foreign Language Film)

France, Les Misérables
North Macedonia, Honeyland
Poland, Corpus Christi
South Korea, Parasite
Spain, Pain and Glory

Makeup and Hairstyling

Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917

Music (Original Score)

Joker, Hildur Gudnadottir
Little Women,
Alexandre Desplat
Marriage Story,
Randy Newman
1917,
Thomas Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,
John Williams

Music (Original Song)

’I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away’ from Toy Story 4
’(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’
from Rocketman
’I’m Standing With You’
from Breakthrough
’Into The Unknown’
from Frozen II
’Stand Up’
from Harriet

Production Design

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
1917
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood
Parasite

Animated Short

Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

Live Action Short

Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
Saria
A Sister

Sound Editing

Ford v Ferarri, Donald Sylvester
Joker,
Alan Robert Murray
1917,
Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood,
Wylie Stateman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,
Matthew Wood and David Acord

Sound Mixing

Ad Astra
Ford v Ferarri
Joker
1917
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood

Visual Effects

Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Total nominations by film

Joker 11

The Irishman 10

1917 10

Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood 10

Jojo Rabbit 6

Little Women 6

Marriage Story 6

Parasite 6

Ford V Ferrari 4

The Two Popes 3

Bombshell 3

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 3

Pain and Glory 2

Harriet 2

Judy 2

Toy Story 4 2

Honeyland 2