The Oscars 90th Academy Awards ceremony is fast approaching. The Academy Award of Merit, better known by its nickname Oscars, is set to hold at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California at 5:00 p.m. PST on March 4, 2018, to honour best films of 2017. For those who wouldn’t make it live at the ceremony, this article will help you know how to watch Oscars 2018 Live Stream Online without stress.
The annual event which is largely described as the world’s most deserving will, as usual, have the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) presenting some 24-karat gold-styled statutes to some deserving awardees. The statutes are designed as a figure of a knight holding a crusader’s sword, standing on a reel of film, with five spokes signifying the five original branches of the Academy (actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers) and Jimmy Kimmel, the world-renowned comedian is expected to host the show. This will be his second year to host the show. The event will be available all through a wide range of streaming options. Let us see the best sources available for watching the Oscars.
How to Watch Oscar 2018 Live Using ABC Go
Prio to this time, Oscars annual ceremony is aired only on TV and radio channels, but with further technological advancement, live streaming is becoming one of the most suitable ways to watch important ceremonies such as this prestigious awards distribution.
The ABC Go stands as one of the best ways to streamline your important shows. ABC, an acronym for American Broadcast Corporation, is one of the biggest US TV networks and its online service is known as the ABC GO.
The ABC Go offers free VOD streaming of shows using the use Unlocator- a DNS service that allows you to unblock and watch ABC shows outside the US using devices like laptops, desktops, mobiles, android, mac, iPhone, iPad and various other devices available with them.
Through the ABC Go DNS service, viewers all over the world are allowed to use the streaming services regardless of their location. No speed loss and viewers are allowed to try it for free – no credit card needed. All you need is to get the free Unlocator account and configure Unlocator DNS on any devices of your choice. The Unlocator spoofs your online location, making ABC to think you are actually located in the USA. Again, assessing the unlocator does not affect or change your public IP neither does it affect your internet speed. Also needed is an American cable subscription which allows you to log into ABC and watch any of the available episodes.
How to Watch Oscars 2018 Live Stream Online Using ABC App
The ABC App is yet another medium you can comfortably watch those live shows, including the most exclusive star-studded event, on your devices, anywhere, anytime. The ABC app works with iOS, Android and Kindle Fire mobile devices along with set-top devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. By owning a participating TV provider, which supports WATCH ABC apps you’ve downloaded from the App store, you can be able to watch Oscars live online on any of your supported devises.
Steps to follow to protect your connection while streaming
- Connect to any ExpressVPN Server Locations available in the United States
- Visit http://abc.go.com/apps
- Download the application on your preferred device
- Search for live Oscar 2018 streams to find out if Oscars live stream is available in your location
Watch the Oscars 2018 Online Using a VPN
You will definitely be unable to unblock the Sling TV or the ABC Live without the virtual private network (VPN) providers which offer the user a secure and anonymous browsing. Through the VPN software, you unlock access to websites from any geographical location to enjoy these free streaming sites. A quality VPN is a sure pass to unlocking the internet. You can find both free and paid VPN services. Although many free plans do offer some useful features, the paid plans typically have a number of advantages
How to watch the 2018 Oscars Using VPN
- Download and also install VPN software on the respective device.
- Connect to the nearest VPN server located in the US that will be closer to your location for optimal speed
- Once connected, go to Sling TV and sign up for the one-week free trial. Make sure you select the right channel package with ABC!
- Tune in on 4 March and enjoy watching the Oscars from anywhere.
To Sign Up for the 7-day Sling TV for free trial
- Log on to Sling.com and click on the blue box under the header image that says “Watch now 7 days Free” or “get this offer”
- Enter your email address and a new password, then click on the register button
- Select either Sling orange, blue, or orange-and-blue combo
- Scroll through the extra channels and choose ABC if its available in your location
- Enter your credit card details but Remember to give yourself a reminder of when the 7-day free trial would end so you can cancel your subscription. This is because Sling will begin to charge you once the free trial day is over.
How To Cancel Live streaming on Sling TV
- Go back to slingtv.com on your phone, computer or other electronic device and access your account at the right-hand corner of your screen
- Log in again, if you’ve been logged out, then click on Cancel Subscription.
Watch Oscars 2018 Live On Facebook
The Facebook is another medium whereby you can comfortably watch the live 2018 Oscars. All you need to do is to sign in / Sign Up if don’t have a Facebook account; then move further to https://www.facebook.com/TheAcademy
Interesting Facts You Should Know About The Oscars and the Oscars 2018 Nomination
There are indications that the 90th Oscar ceremony will be more of surprises than fun, especially for the first-time awardees. Here are some facts about the Oscar 2018 event that may interest you.
- This year’s event will have more female filmmakers being nominated for awards with Rachel Morrison — the director of photography on Mudbound — being the first woman to receive a nomination for cinematography.
- Mary J. Blige is also, for the first time, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Mudbound AND Best Original Song for “Mighty River.”
- Dee Rees is the first black woman to be nominated for Adapted Screenplay for Mudbound and only the second black woman overall to be nominated for writing (Suzanne de Passe nominated for Original Screenplay for Lady Sings The Blues’ in 1972).
- For the first time in the history of Oscars, two Lead Actor nominees Timothée Chalamet for Call Me By Your Name and Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out are both in their 20s
- Jordan Peele will be the first black director to receive three nominations: Best Director, Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay. This will also make him the fifth black man nominated for Best Director.
- Also on the surprise list is Denzel Washington who is reiving his 8th nomination for acting and expanding his own record. This will equally make him the most-nominated black actor in Oscars history. He has won twice, for Glory and Training Day. He also has a nomination for best picture for Fences, which he directed and co-produced.
- Kobe Bryant, an 18-time NBA all-star, is an Oscar nominee for Oscars MVP thanks to his collaboration with artist Glen Keane and composer John Williams for the short Dear Basketball.
- Christopher Plummer who is a Supporting Actor nominee for All the Money in the World will also be the oldest acting nominee in Oscar history.
- Get Out is the first Best Picture nominee released in February since The Silence of the Lambs.
- Logan, a 2017 American superhero film, produced by Marvel Entertainment, TSG Entertainment and The Donners’ Company, and distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the first superhero/comic book film nominated for Adapted Screenplay.
- Golden Globes nominees Armie Hammer Call Me by Your Name and Hong Chau (Downsizing), as well as Wonder Woman, didn’t get a single nomination this year.
- Steven Spielberg’s The Post and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards were also among those left out of the best director category, despite helming two of the most acclaimed movies of the year.
- It takes almost three months to make 50 statuettes of the 3½ inches tall handsome devil called Oscars.
- As the Oscars 2018 award show is still a private event, its ticket which cost for just $5 is still not available for sale to the public
- The first Academy Awards took place in 1929, at a private dinner for about 270 people. The awardees were presented at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles, California.
- The Oscars Academy Award trophy has its official name as Academy Award of Merit. The nickname Oscars is gotten from Academy librarian Margaret Herrick, who said that the little gold man looked like her Uncle Oscar.
- Because the award winners are kept so secret, the Academy usually don’t know how many statuettes to hand
out until the envelopes are opened. To avoid running short of statuettes, the academy then makes a surplus of statuettes and if there are leftovers, they are moved to the Academy’s vaults until the following year.
- The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles has hosted the Academy Awards, which seats 3,400 people for 14 years
- The Oscars stand at 13.5 inches and weigh 8.5 pounds and every first-time winner of the award is usually expected to make comments on how heavy the statuette feels.