Oscars 2016: How to watch the Academy Awards in the UK tonight

Both streaming and on TV

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As great as being British can be, unfortunately, it doesn't lend itself nicely to watching the Oscars at the same time as our pals across the pond in the US.

Unlike them, where the LA ceremony kicks off at 5.30pm local time, for those of us in the UK the red carpet starts at midnight, Sunday, while the ceremony itself beginning at 1.30am Monday morning.


If you're going to be up all night watching, you'll need to know where to watch.

So, how can you watch the Oscars in the UK?

Sky has set up a special, Oscar-dedicated channel for the occasion called Sky Movies Oscars. It went live on 22 February and will run until 6 March, and is currently showing odd shows building up to the final ceremony.

If you want to watch online, you can stream the channel through Now TV with a Sky Movies Month Pass, which can be accessed through almost any device, from a laptop to Playstation 4. There's also a free 14 day trial if you haven't used the service before.

Illegal streams are inevitable, and their reliability depends on how many people ABC have got working on pulling them down today. Look out for them on Reddit and Twitter.

For more information, such as who is hosting and who is nominated, you can find out everything here.