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See all the major nominees, learn where to stream Oscar-nominated films, and find out how to tune in for the 96th Academy Awards ceremony on March 10.

It’s Hollywood’s most glamorous, magical night — and it’s coming soon to your TV or streaming device. Catch the 2024 Academy Awards live from the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 10, at 7:00 PM ET, with an opening pre-show at 6:30 PM. The star-studded event will feature host Jimmy Kimmel, who is returning for the fourth time to emcee. Fortunately, you have some time to catch up on all the films you may have missed. Below are all the details you need for how to view the 2024 Oscars ceremony and how you can stream this year’s Oscar nominations.

Ways to Watch the Oscars in 2024

There are a number of ways you can watch the Oscars. Here are your best viewing options:

  • Live on ABC through your cable or broadcast television provider.
  • View the live stream on from a desktop or laptop computer.
  • Via the ABC app on your Android or iOS mobile device.
  • Through a streaming service that offers live, local channels.

Select your viewing option in advance and be sure you can access it easily on the day of the big event. This may include downloading/updating apps, subscribing to TV service, or more. Decide how you want to watch early on, so you don’t miss a minute of the red carpet or the respective award winners’ speeches.

Top 2024 Oscar Categories and Nominees

The 2024 Oscars honors the best and brightest Hollywood had to offer in 2023. It was a year that saw the world of film reignited after a tumultuous period caused by COVID and followed by both the American actors’ union (SAG-AFTRA) strike and writers’ union (WGA) strike. Despite paused productions for half of the year, theaters filled with those eager to get lost in the sweeping historical saga of Oppenheimer and the vibrant, feminist tour-de-force of Barbie.

Let's take a look at the major award nominees waiting to hear their names read on March 10. We’ll cover the top nominations, predicted winners, and where to watch them. To ensure you don’t miss any of the festivities, double check your clocks as the event falls on the first day of Daylight Savings Time in the US!

Best Actor

Though Paul Giamatti gave an incredible performance in The Holdovers, and Bradley Cooper generated plenty of buzz as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro, the favorite to win this year’s Best Actor category is Cillian Murphy for his portrayal as the father of the atomic bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer.

  • Bradley CooperMaestro
  • Colman DomingoRustin
  • Paul GiamattiThe Holdovers
  • Cillian MurphyOppenheimer
  • Jeffrey WrightAmerican Fiction

Best Actress

Relative newcomer Lily Gladstone is favored over her more well-known counterparts, making her the first Native American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award. She is also coming off a win at the SAG Awards for best female action in a leading role.

  • Annette BeningNyad
  • Lily GladstoneKillers of the Flower Moon
  • Sandra HüllerAnatomy of a Fall
  • Carey MulliganMaestro
  • Emma StonePoor Things

Best Supporting Actor

Lauded actor Robert Downey, Jr., is the front-runner for his turn in Oppenheimer, but Ryan Gosling’s role as Ken in Barbie has also generated headlines — particularly after his co-star Margot Robbie was snubbed in the Best Actress category.

  • Sterling K. BrownAmerican Fiction
  • Robert De NiroKillers of the Flower Moon
  • Robert Downey, Jr.Oppenheimer
  • Ryan GoslingBarbie
  • Mark RuffaloPoor Things

Best Supporting Actress

Broadway actress and Tony Award-winner Da’Vine Joy Randolph is the favorite to win for best supporting actress for her role in The Holdovers, but with these other nominees, it could be anyone’s award.

  • Emily BluntOppenheimer
  • Danielle BrooksThe Color Purple
  • America FerreraBarbie
  • Jodie FosterNyad
  • Da’Vine Joy RandolphThe Holdovers

Best Director

Will it be a sweep by Oppenheimer as this year’s big winner? Christopher Nolan is in the lead so far and pegged for the Best Director award.

  • Justine TrietAnatomy of a Fall
  • Martin ScorseseKillers of the Flower Moon
  • Christopher NolanOppenheimer
  • Yorgos LanthimosPoor Things
  • Jonathan GlazerThe Zone of Interest

Best Original Screenplay

Of all the incredible stories that were created in 2023, the French legal thriller Anatomy of a Fall seems to be the favored pick for best original screenplay.

  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • The Holdovers
  • Maestro
  • May December
  • Past Lives

Best Adapted Screenplay

As one of the most anticipated awards of the night, the Best Adapted Screenplay is expected to come down to either Oppenheimer or Barbie. Though, as we’ve seen in the past, surprises can always happen.

  • American Fiction
  • Barbie
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things
  • The Zone of Interest

Best Animated Feature

While Pixar is no stranger to winning this award, its latest installment, Elemental, likely can’t overcome the visual, critical, and box office success of Spiderman: Across the Spider-verse.

  • The Boy and the Heron
  • Elemental
  • Nimona
  • Robot Dreams
  • Spiderman: Across the Spider-verse

Best Original Song

The Best Original Song is a Barbie battle between Ryan Gosling’s catchy bop and Billie Eilish’s moving anthem. Eilish is the current front-runner.

  • The Fire InsideFlamin’ Hot
  • I’m Just KenBarbie
  • It Never Went AwayAmerican Symphony
  • Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)Killers of the Flower Moon
  • What Was I Made For?Barbie

Best Original Score

The odds show this is likely to be another win for Oppenheimer, but it’s likely going to be a close call.

  • American Fiction
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things

Best Picture

Though Oppenheimer is, again, the favorite for the biggest award of the night, with so many impactful films in 2023, anything could happen.

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

Want to see all the nominees for every category in 2024 as well as years past? Check out the Oscars official site.

How to Watch the 2024 Best Picture Nominees

Here are your 2024 nominees in the Best Picture category, along with all the information you need on where and how to watch.

American Fiction

American Fiction is in theaters now and available for purchase on Amazon Prime Video and other platforms (YouTube, Apple TV, Vudu, Google Play).

Anatomy of a Fall

You can find Anatomy of a Fall for rent or purchase on Amazon Prime Video and other platforms.


Barbie is available to stream for free with a Max subscription or a premium subscription on Hulu, YouTube, or Prime. It can also be rented on Google Play, Vudu, or Apple TV.

The Holdovers

Stream The Holdovers for free with a Peacock subscription, or rent it on all other platforms.

Killers of the Flower Moon

You can stream Scorcese’s latest masterpiece for free with an Apple TV subscription or purchase on Vudu, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, or Google Play.


Maestro is currently only available for streaming with a Netflix subscription.


Streaming free with a Peacock subscription, Oppenheimer is also available to rent or purchase on Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, YouTube, or Apple TV.

Past Lives

Stream Past Lives for free with a Showtime subscription (or with other premium subscription upgrades on your favorite platform).

Poor Things

Poor Things is available to buy or rent on Apple TV, Prime Video, and other popular video-on-demand services.

The Zone of Interest

The film is available to purchase or rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and more.

Find the Right TV Provider With SmartMove

If you want to catch up on the movies you’ve missed and ensure you have the ability to watch the Oscars this year, SmartMove is here to help. SmartMove will connect you to the best cable TV providers in your area so you don’t miss a moment of award season.

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