Here's How to Livestream the 2016 Oscars and the Red Carpet

Here's How to Livestream the 2016 Oscars and the Red Carpet

The 88th Academy Awards take place today at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. ABC will be officially broadcasting the event beginning with the red carpet at 7 p.m. Eastern, while the ceremony starts at 8:30 p.m. Eastern. 

Those with a cable subscription can watch the Oscars live on ABC, its mobile app or on ABC.com (but only if you live in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia; Fresno, California; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and San Francisco).

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Another media outlet livestreaming the Oscars red carpet is E!, which'll start coverage at 1:30 p.m. Eastern on their television channel. The online livestream will begin at 5:25 p.m. Eastern.

For the second time, comedian and actor Chris Rock will be hosting the Oscars. Other stars partaking in the event are presenters and performers such as Chris Evans, Patricia Arquette, Sofia Vergara and Pharrell Williams. 

The most nominated films for the 24 categories were The RevenantMad Max: Fury Road and then The Martian. The big winners are expected to be Leonardo DiCaprio from The Revenant and Brie Larson from Room. The two would be able to put the Oscar right next to their Golden Globe awards from this year. The Revenant's Alejandro Iñárritu is also expected to bring home Oscars for best picture and best directing. 

However, this year has sparked controversy by notoriously failing to nominate any actors or actresses of color for the major acting categories.