The Academy Awards is the biggest event in the film industry calendar, with names like Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger expected to sweep up. Movies like 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Parasite are also expected to receive nominations, but until the names are released it’s hard to call the winners. But what time is the ceremony itself, and can UK viewers tune in to watch them unfold?
What time are The Oscars on TV?
The nominations will be a precursor for the ceremony itself, which will be on February 9, starting at 5pm (PT).
This means, for UK viewers operating on GMT, the ceremony begins at 11pm.
The Oscars will be shown in the USA on ABC, and last year UK viewers were able to tune in via Sky Cinema and NOW TV.
Last year, the Oscars’ All Access: Red Carpet Live was also streamed live on Twitter exclusively, while the E! UK Twitter page also hosted their own coverage.
At present, it has not been confirmed whether a UK broadcaster will show the ceremony, but it is likely most UK broadcasters will at least have highlights to show on the morning after.
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Who is likely to win an Oscar?
The odds are also hotting up for The Oscars, which will share its nominations on January 13.
According to Betway, Parasite is currently second favourite to swipe the Best Picture win, sharing its betting spot with Sam Mendes’ 1917.
While they share 3/1 odds, storming ahead as the most likely to win the top spot is Tarantino’s Hollywood ode, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is sitting at 7/4.
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Joker is doing better than The Irishman for The Oscar race, sitting at 6/1 odds from Betway, while The Irishman has 7/1 odds.
As their nominations have not yet been released, it is trickier to tell which movies could bag the big prize.
Other movies in the running are Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit, both sitting at 25/1, while at 50/1 are Just Mercy, Little Women and A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood.
None of these films have entirely lit up the awards season yet, with only Laura Dern of Marriage Story getting a look in from these movies.
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In terms of the actors and actresses, Betway have Renee Zellweger taking the prize with a 2/7 odds, while Scarlett Johansson is at 6/1, Charlize Theron is at 7/1 and Cynthia Erivo is at 8/1.
Awkwafina, who won the award at the Golden Globes alongside Zellweger, is sitting at 12/1 odds despite this, lower than Saoirse Ronan and Lupita Nyong’o who are both at 12/1.
In terms of the actors, it’s Phoenix all the way on 1/6, while Adam Driver quickly follows on 9/2.
Taron Egerton, who won with Phoenix at the Golden Globes, is at 7/1, while Leonardo DiCaprio sits at 10/1 for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
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Other names in the mix are Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory, Christian Bale for Le Mans 66 and Jonathan Pryce for The Two Popes.
SkyBet, however, has slightly different odds, with Phoenix still at the top for Joker, though at 1/10 odds.
Adam Driver follows with 4/1, while DiCaprio beats out Taron Egerton with 7/1 odds.
Robert De Niro and Edward Norton then slide in with 8/1 odds, leaving the Golden Globe winner, Egerton, languishing at 10/1 odds.
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Meanwhile, Zellweger has stormed ahead for her role in Judy with 1/4 odds from Skybet, while Scarlett Johansson is at 6/1 for Marriage Story.
Cynthia Erivo is at 7/1 odds, while Charlize Theron and Saiorse Ronan follow at 10/1, leaving Awkwafina behind on 12/1.
Considering the nominations for these awards have not yet been released, however, everything can change when the names of the nominees are heard.
The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 13 before the ceremony on February 9
*Odds right as of January 10
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