Hollywood’s biggest night is almost here. After a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Oscars is taking place this Sunday, April 25.
With movie theaters facing temporary closures in the past year, many of the Oscar-nominated films debuted on streaming sites, including Netflix and Amazon, so we could watch from the comfort of our couches. Now, it’s time to see which will win the coveted trophies.
The Academy is aiming to make the award show “an intimate, in-person event” filmed at both Union Station in Los Angeles and the traditional Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The Oscar nominees will also celebrate with a 90-minute “pre-show gathering” in the Union Station courtyard to enjoy cocktails with their fellow A-listers.
Since the 2021 Oscars will be mainly in person, expect plenty of glitz and glamour from the red carpet, as well as several moving speeches from the night’s big winners.
ABC is the official broadcaster, so you can watch the show at 8 p.m. ET on your TV at home. You can also watch online at ABC.com and the ABC app, as well as on streaming sites that offer live TV options, including AT&T TV, Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV.
Make sure to also tune in to E! starting at 3 p.m. ET and 12 p.m. PT. for our Brunch at the Oscars special followed by Live From E!: Oscars 2021. Giuliana Rancic is set to host E!’s red carpet coverage alongside Queer Eye star Karamo and panelists Nina Parker, Brad Goreski, Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley and E!’s style correspondent Zanna Roberts Rassi.
Some of the presenters have already been announced. As usual, they include the past year’s Oscar winners, including Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Renée Zellweger and Laura Dern, who took home trophies in the four main acting categories in 2020.
Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Reese Witherspoon and Zendaya will also take the stage to present awards.
As show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh said in a press release, “There’s so much wattage here, sunglasses may be required.”