Oscars 2017: Everything You Need To Know

Posted: Feb 24 2017, 1:42pm CST | by , in News | Latest Celebrity News

Oscars 2017: Everything You Need to Know
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  • Everything You Need to Know about Oscars 2017

Your guide to know everything about this year’s Oscars. We are providing you all information about the worldwide schedule for Oscars 2017 and where you can watch the show and who is going to be there.

This year’s Oscar awards are already different from the past two years primarily because there are more black actors nominated than the previous two year’s combined. Apart from being a celebration of diversity, people are already picking out their favorites among the nominees.

Mel Gibson has been allegedly reembraced by the Academy which has nominated him for the war biopic Hacksaw Ridge and there are already huge snubs which everyone is disappointed about. Are we missing anything? Right now we are all just waiting for the Oscars to happen already and the best way is to know everything there is to know about the ceremony this year.

The Host

Hosting the Academy awards for the first time ever is the host of the late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel hosted the Emmy Awards in 2016 and even made a pun about the Academy awards. This did not earn him any negative points and instead earned him the host position. Once he got the gig, Jimmy tweeted; “Yes, I am hosting the Oscars. This is not a prank. And if it is, my revenge on @TheAcademy will be terrible& sweet. Thx to @alsformalwear.”

The Nominees

The most-nominated film of the year, La La Land, is up for 14 Oscars. Moonlight is another tough contender, nominated in eight categories, and is viewed by many as the biggest threat to La La Land’s Best Picture win. In the Best Actor category, film buffs are divided in a close competition between such heavyweights as Denzel Washington (Fences), Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea), Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic), Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) and Gosling (La La Land). Emma Stone (La La Land) faces competition in the Best Actress category from Natalie Portman (Jackie), Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins), Isabelle Huppert (Elle) and Ruth Negga (Loving).

The Presenters

Some of the best known names in Hollywood are all set to present at this year’s Oscars, including Amy Adams, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Janelle Monae and Charlize Theron. Chris Evans, Halle Berry, Riz Ahmed, John Cho, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Kate McKinnon among others.

The Performers

All this year’s nominees for best original score are also set to perform at this year’s Oscars Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Sting and Lin Manuel Miranda with Auli'i Cravalho. So, tune in to this year’s Oscars to turn in on the movie magic.

When & Where to Watch Oscars 2017

While we have already discussed the nominees and the host and the performers who will be attending this year’s Oscars and speculated over who will win at the prestigious award ceremony as we know that all votes have been cast.

The Date

First thing first, the date of the Oscars is the most important thing. The Oscars are scheduled to take place on February 26, 2017, Sunday.


The Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The Red Carpet that are iconic as a part of the ceremony were laid out on Tuesday while journalists from all over the world photographed the men at work.

ABC Has the Rights

Since its beginning, the Oscars have been airing for home viewers on the ABC network. This year, the show will be broadcast on the channel as well as the ABC.com streaming channel, and also ABC app.

What Time?

You have to know what time will the show start. The show is usually divided into two segments namely, the red-carpet arrivals and the presentation ceremony. ABC will start the transmission at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT with red-carpet arrivals. The broadcast will then be followed 90 minutes later by the awards ceremony. If you’re not interested in the red-carpet arrivals, you can tune in to ABC at 8.30 p.m. ET/5.30 p.m. PT.

Where to watch in different Territories?

The Oscars will be televised in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. If you’re in the U.S. you can tune in to ABC, ABC.com or ABC app to watch the show but if you’re in different areas of the world; these channels will be broadcasting the Oscars if you want to tune in.

Canada - CTV, along with its CTV Go service and CTV.ca. The network will begin wall-to-wall coverage, starting at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT with eTalk's Ultimate Oscar Guide. Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpetwill begin at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, and at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, CTV and CTV Go will air the Academy Awards ceremony itself live.

Australia - Nine Network has the exclusive rights to the Oscars telecast and will air the awards live at 12:30 p.m. local time on Monday.

South Africa - The Oscars air live in South Africa and across the African continent on pay TV operator M-Net's M-Net Movies Premiere channel starting at 3:30 a.m. local time on Monday.

Latin America - TNT Latin America will air the awards show live on both TNT and TNT Series, as well as online through TNT Go in South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

U.K. and Ireland - Sky Movies Oscars will begin the broadcast of the ceremony at 1:30 a.m. local time.

Germany – Pro7 entertainment channel will air the show in the country once again.

France - France's CanalPlus from midnight until 6 a.m. local time, with hosts Didier Allouch and Laurent Weil starting red-carpet coverage as the clock strikes 12. The ceremony begins at 2:30 a.m. local time Monday.

Italy - The ceremony will air live from 10:50 p.m. to 6 a.m. local time on Sky Cinema Oscar and on free-to-air channel TV8.

Spain - Telefonica's Movistar+ will offer a preshow with its own live red-carpet coverage on its Canal+ Estrenos channel, starting at 1:00 a.m. Spanish time, followed by the full ceremony on the same channel starting at 2:30 a.m. Monday morning.

Middle East – MoviesFestival HD channel of pan-Arab satellite TV operator OSN will broadcast the ceremony kicking off at 5.30 a.m. Dubai time exclusively. The red-carpet action will be starting at 2 a.m. on E!

China - The online live rights to broadcast the show went to M1905, the streaming video service of the state broadcaster’s movie channel, CCTV6 on which the Oscars will air live on Monday at 9:30 a.m. local time in China.

Japan - The Wowow satellite network, will air the ceremony on its Prime channel live starting at 9 a.m.

Korea - CJ E&M's cable network Channel CGV, will air the Oscars live at 10 a.m. Monday morning local time.

India - 21st Century Fox's Star India will air the Oscars on its Star Movies and Star Movies Select HD channels live at 5:30 a.m. Monday.

Elsewhere in Asia - HBO Asia is airing the Oscars live again in such countries and territories as Hong Kong, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.

So, no matter where you are in the world, you can catch the Oscars action on these channels and streaming services.

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