How to watch the Oscars 2024 online: live stream the 96th Academy Awards free from anywhere

Jimmy Kimmel and some of the cast of Barbie including Ryan Gosling in an Oscars 2024 promo shot
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How to watch the Oscars 2024

Oscars 2024 is here! Film fans can watch for free on ITVX (UK only) and free on 7plus (Australia only). In the US, the 96th Academy Awards will be broadcast on ABC. CTV has the rights to the Oscars ceremony in Canada. Out of the country? Then download our top-rated VPN to watch Oscars 2024 free on your usual services.

Oscars 2024: preview

It’s time to roll out the red carpet as Hollywood heavyweights like Ryan Gosling, Jodie Foster, and Martin Scorsese waltz into Dolby Theatre to celebrate 2023’s bumper crop of movies. "Barbenheimer" set the box-office on fire, and films like Killers of the Flower Moon and Past Lives made multiple critics Top 10 lists.

Jimmy Kimmel will return as host for the fourth time, so viewers can look forward to a hilarious opening skit riffing off of the Best Picture nominees, plus an opening monologue in which the TV presenter and comedian roasts his impeccably dressed, A-list audience.

Oppenheimer has the most nominations with an impressive 13. But it faces stiff competition from Poor Things and Killers of the Flower Moon, which boast 11 and 10 respectively. Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, meanwhile, has nods in eight categories, including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress for America Ferrera.

As well as 23 category winners to announce, there’ll be some thrilling musical numbers courtesy of the Best Original Song nominees – yes, Gosling will be performing Spotify smash “I’m Just Ken” from the Barbie soundtrack! And viewers can expect a wealth of industry icons to grace the stage (Chris Hemsworth, Michelle Yeoh, Al Pacino) to hand out awards.

Will it be a big night for Barbie? Or will Oppenheimer continue to sweep the board? Find out with the following guide explaining how to watch the Oscars 2024 and live stream the ceremony free from anywhere now.

Watch Oscars 2024 free live stream in the UK

You can watch the Oscars live and for free on Sunday, 10th March at 11pm GMT on ITV1, with red carpet coverage leading up to the ceremony. 

If you don’t have cable or prefer to watch online, check out free streaming platform ITVX. You can catch the show live online or stream a 90-minute highlight episode the following day. As we said, ITVX is 100% free to use – simply create an account. However, you will need a valid TV license to watch ITV content.

Out of the country? A VPN like NordVPN will let you connect to your favourite streaming services from anywhere.

Watch Oscars 2024 live online from anywhere

Away from home at the moment and blocked from watching the Oscars on free streaming service ITVX?

You can still watch the Oscars 2024 live stream thanks to the wonders of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The software allows your devices to appear to be back in your home country regardless of where in the world you are. So, ideal for film fans away on vacation or on business. Our favourite is NordVPN. It's the best on the market:


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How to use a VPN to watch the Oscars 2024 live online

1. Install the VPN of your choice. NordVPN 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 2024, you may wish to choose 'UK' to watch ITV's free stream.

3. Then head over to ITVX on your browser or device and enjoy the free 2024 Oscars live stream!

Watch Oscars 2024 live online for free in Australia

Australian movie buffs can watch the Oscars 2024 live online on Channel 7, from 11am AEDT on Monday, 11th March and simultaneous with its US broadcast. If you’ve cut the cord or simply prefer to watch TV on a mobile device, then you can stream this year’s Academy Awards live on 7plus. It’s a completely free service. Just create an account, sign-in, and start streaming!

Not currently in the UK? Download a VPN to avoid geo-restrictions and log-in to your usual streaming platforms – no matter where you are.

Watch Oscars 2024 live online in the US

US viewers can watch the 96th Academy Awards live on the ABC network Sunday, 10th March at 4pm PT/7pm ET, with red carpet coverage beginning from 3pm PT / 6pm ET. You can also watch the Oscars online through or via the ABC app by entering your cable provider login details.

However, if you’ve cut the cord, there are a number of streaming alternatives. Fubo offers a 7-day free trial before members pay a penny (plans begin at $79.99 per month but there's often a $20 discount available). A Hulu with Live TV subscription stars at $76.99, while ABC programming is available via Sling TV’s Sling Blue plan from $40 a month.

A reminder that if you find yourself abroad, download a VPN to access the streaming services you’d normally use hassle-free back home and watch the Oscars 2024 online.

Watch Oscars 2024 live online in Canada

The CTV channel is airing the Oscars live in Canada on Sunday, March 10 at 4pm PT/7pm ET, simultaneous with its US broadcast.

Viewers can also stream the ceremony through the CTV website. However, to watch the 2024 Oscars online you’ll need to have a CTV account, or to login with your TV provider details.

Travelling abroad? Purchase a VPN and watch the Oscars 2024 online no matter where you are in the world.

Everything to know about the Oscars 2024

Who are the Oscars 2024 nominees?

Some of the nominees in the award’s ceremonies biggest categories are:

Best Picture

  • American Fiction
  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • Barbie
  • The Holdovers
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Maestro
  • Oppenheimer
  • Past Lives
  • Poor Things
  • The Zone of Interest

Best Director

  • Justine Triet – Anatomy of a Fall
  • Martin Scorsese – Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Christopher Nolan – Oppenheimer
  • Yorgos Lanthimos – Poor Things
  • Jonathan Glazer – The Zone of Interest

Best Actor

  • Bradley Cooper – Maestro
  • Colman Domingo – Rustin
  • Paul Giamatti – The Holdovers
  • Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer
  • Jeffrey Wright – American Fiction

Best Actress

  • Annette Benning – Nyad
  • Lily Gladstone – Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Sandra Hüller – Anatomy of a Fall
  • Carey Mulligan – Maestro
  • Emma Stone – Poor Things

Best Supporting Actor

  • Sterling K. Brown – American Fiction
  • Robert De Niro – Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Robert Downey Jr. – Oppenheimer
  • Ryan Gosling – Barbie
  • Mark Ruffalo – Poor Things

Best Supporting Actress

  • Emily Blunt – Oppenheimer
  • Danielle Brooks – The Color Purple
  • America Ferrera – Barbie
  • Jodie Foster – Nyad
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers

Best Original Screenplay

  • Anatomy of a Fall – Justine Triet and Arthur Harari
  • The Holdovers – David Hemingson
  • Maestro – Bradley Cooper and Josh Singer
  • May December – screenplay by Samy Burch
  • Past Lives – Celine Song

You can find the full list of this year’s Oscar nominees here.

Where will the Oscars 2024 ceremony take place?

For the third year in a row the Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Who is hosting the Oscars ceremony this year?

Jimmy Kimmel, TV host, comedian, and friend to the stars, is back to host Hollywood’s most prestigious event, making this his fourth time presenting the Oscars.

Daniel Pateman

Daniel Pateman has been a freelance writer since 2018. He currently works across Future Plc brands for TechRadar, T3, GamesRadar, What Hi-Fi? and CinemaBlend, where he regularly pens How To Watch pieces about where our readers can stream some of the hottest new films and TV shows, as well as producing detailed guides on the best streaming services such as Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus and Amazon Prime Video. He received a first-class degree in Humanities and Media in 2013 from Birkbeck University and later an MA in Contemporary Literature and Culture. In addition to his work for Future, Daniel writes across the broad spectrum of arts topics – including photography, sculpture, painting, film – and has been published in Aesthetica, The Brooklyn Rail, and Eyeline magazine among others. He’s interviewed artists, film directors, written features and reviewed exhibitions within the UK and abroad.