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Oscars full replay and highlights 2023

Roll back the red (well, champagne) carpet, because the biggest night in the Hollywood calendar is done. Good luck finding any Advil and ready salted chips in LA this morning. The fun isn't over, though. Film fans can watch a 2023 Oscars full replay for FREE on 7plus. Use a VPN to watch 7plus from abroad, if you happen to be away from home.

Oscars 2023 replay and highlights: preview

Well, we found out which films which made movie history at the 2023 Oscars but we're not going to spoil it for you. Go and watch a full Oscars replay and highlights for yourself.

Everything Everywhere All at Once led the way with 11 nominations, but it was up against stiff competition for the Best Picture award from The Banshees of Inisherin, which was also nominated in eight other categories, James Cameron's long-awaited Avatar sequel The Way of Water, and Netflix's harrowing World War I drama All Quiet on the Western Front, which would become only the second foreign language film to take the title.

Brendan Fraser was hotly tipped to walk away with the Best Actor award for his portrayal of a morbidly obese father who tries to reconnect with his daughter in The Whale, while Cate Blanchett's performance as classical conductor Lydia Tár in Todd Field’s Tár was many critics' pick for Best Actress.

There are 24 categories in total, including Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Documentary Feature (you can watch the excellent Navalny free on BBC iPlayer), plus the more technical awards, such as Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing, but it'll be a night to remember for all winners and losers.

Of course, it's not just about the winners either. Fresh from her incredible Super Bowl halftime show appearance, Rihanna will perform her song Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson and Janelle Monáe are among the huge names who will be presenting gongs to their worthy winners, and all eyes will be on whether Will Smith chooses to slap anybody this year. 

Excited? Make sure you read on to find out how to use a VPN to watch an Oscars live stream from anywhere. Localised options below.

Watch a free 2023 Oscars replay

Aussie network Channel 7 aired live coverage of the 2023 Oscars in Australia. That means the action is still available to stream free on 7plus. All you need do is sign up with an email address.

There will also be a full replay of the ceremony on TV at 8.45pm on Monday 13th March.

Travelling abroad during the Oscars? Aussie nationals can use a VPN to access 7plus from overseas. We recommend ExpressVPN as it's incredibly stable and comes with a nifty 30-day, risk-free money-back guarantee. It's ace.

Watch Oscars 2023 full replay from anywhere

You won't be able to watch your regular Oscars 2023 live stream while traveling abroad. The streaming service will spot that you're in a foreign country and block you. You can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this, though.

It's a straightforward piece of software which sets your device to appear as if it's in the right country, allowing you to watch the Oscars 2023 live stream from anywhere in the world.

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How to use a VPN for the Oscars replay and highlights

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the Oscars 2023, you may wish to choose 'Australia' for Channel 7's free stream.

3. Then head over to 7plus on your browser or device and enjoy the free 2023 Oscars live stream!

Oscars 2023 highlights in the US

ABC had the rights to the 2023 Academy Awards in the States and the network still has extensive highlights of the big night on its website. Do beware, though, that the spoilers will hit you right in the face.

UK: Watch Oscars replay 2023

Sky Cinema, Sky Showcase and Sky News all featured live coverage of the 2023 Oscars in the UK, and there will be an extended highlights programme on Monday 13th March at 8pm on Sky Arts.

At the time of writing, there are no on-demand Oscars highlights on Sky or Now, although this may change after the Sky Arts airing. Here's are today's best Sky TV deals.

Who are the Oscars 2023 nominees?

Some of the nominees for the Oscars 2023 are as follows:

Best Picture
All Quiet on the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Banshees of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Fabelmans
Top Gun: Maverick
Triangle of Sadness
Women Talking

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett - Tár
Ana de Armas - Blonde
Andrea Riseborough - To Leslie
Michelle Williams - The Fabelmans
Michelle Yeoh - Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Actor
Austin Butler - Elvis
Colin Farrell - The Banshees of Inisherin
Brendan Fraser - The Whale
Paul Mescal - Aftersun
Bill Nighy - Living

Best Director
Martin McDonagh - The Banshees of Inisherin
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert - Everything Everywhere All at Once
Steven Spielberg - The Fabelmans
Todd Field - Tár
Ruben Ostlund - Triangle of Sadness

You can see a full list of the Oscars 2023 nominees here.

Where is the Oscars held?

The Oscars 2023 ceremony took place on Sunday 12th March at the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Joe Svetlik

Joe has been writing about tech for 17 years, first on staff at T3 magazine, then in a freelance capacity for Stuff, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Men's Health, GQ, The Mirror, Trusted Reviews, TechRadar and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include all things mobile, headphones and speakers that he can't justifying spending money on.