The biggest night in Hollywood is just around the corner — no not the Oscars, the red carpet … because everyone knows that what celebrities will be wearing is a lot more important than the extremely prestigious awards they’ll be receiving.
So how can you get in on the red carpet action without actually being there? Well, because it’s 2017 you’ll be able to livestream and judge all your favorite stars’ fashion choices from the comfort of your home.
First things first — the Academy Awards will be on Sunday, Feb. 26 and red carpet arrivals will begin promptly at 4 p.m. Pacific Time (7 p.m. if you’re on the East Coast). The awards will be held at Dolby Theater off Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles, if you happen to be in the area and want to stop by and join in the festivities or say hello to your favorite celebrity — although we recommend you don’t because you most likely won’t be able to get anywhere near the area let alone even breathe the same air as your favorite star.
You’ll be able to watch ABC’s coverage of “Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet,” which will be hosted by Robin Roberts, Michael Strahan and Lara Spencer directly on ABC’s website here or on the ABC app which will require you to sign in with your TV provider.
However, the ABC live feed isn’t available in every market. If you have cable, the participating markets are: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco. If you have DirecTV, you can stream the Oscars online in these markets: Albuquerque, Boston, Ft. Smith/Fayetteville (Arkansas), Jackson (Mississippi), Kansas City, Milwaukee, Monterey-Salinas (California), Oklahoma City, Omaha, Pittsburgh, Portland-Auburn (Maine), Savannah and West Palm Beach.
Alternatively, if you don’t have a suitable cable login with which to watch the ABC livestream, you can check out ABC’s other Oscar broadcast instead, Oscars: All Access. That feed, which kicks off at 4 p.m. Pacific as well and will continue through the Oscar ceremony itself, will also feature live red carpet coverage that you can enjoy. And it doesn’t require any cable or satellite logins to view on Facebook Live, as well as the ABC app, ABC News, ABC.com and Oscars.com.
So there you have it, happy watching and happy judging.