It’s the biggest night in Hollywood this weekend. On Sunday, February 10, the 92nd Academy Awards will be broadcast live from the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Every year, British film fans stay up late into the night to find out how will take home the coveted golden statues. Not to mention to gawp at all the glamour on the red carpet. There are two ways to watch the main ceremony and the red carpet broadcast live in the UK.
HOW TO WATCH THE OSCARS LIVE IN THE UK: WHAT TIME DOES IT START?
Sky Cinema Oscars will be streaming the 92nd Academy Awards LIVE from the US on February 10 from 1am UK time.
DO YOU NEED A SPECIAL SKY SUBSCRIPTION TO WATCH THE OSCARS?
The dedicated channel Sky Cinema Oscars is part of the regular Sky Cinema package and included at no extra cost. This channel is available until February 14.
Sky Cinema Oscars will also be showing a classic selection of Academy Award-winning titles from previous years.
Film lovers can catch up on past winners including The Favourite, Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star is Born and The Shape of Water, plus many more available on demand.
It’s a great way to hunt for clues about what will triumph this year – although most of the main categories have started to look like one or two-horse races, with very few surprises expected.
It seems highly unlikely anyone will pip Joaquin Phoenix to the post as Best Actor for his explosive performance in Joker.
The actor is the overwhelming favourite and a win would make him the second star to take home an Oscar for the role, following Heath Ledger’s Best Supporting Actor gong in 2008’s The Dark Knight.
Best Actress is another dead cert with Renee Zelwegger appearing unbeatable for the title role in Judy, the biopic of movie legend Judy Garland.
Best Film is more of a mystery. Korean thriller Parasite was hotly tipped to make history but, realistically, it seems like a two-horse race between Sam Mendes’ World War I drama 1917 and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.
British hopeful 1917 is looking very strong after recent wins at the Golden Globes and BAFTAS, although both are voted for by a rather more partisan crowd.
The Academy voters love an elegant historical movie, especially one with a powerful message. However, Tarantino’s chances will be boosted by the feeling it could be ‘his turn’.
Furthermore, the Academy voters love films about their own industry, especially one like this which pays homage to the usually unsung careers of less famous actors, extras and stuntmen.