Oscars 2019: The 91st Academy Awards will be given away in less than 24 hours from now. The biggest awards ceremony in the world of entertainment, popularly called the Oscars, has seen a number of controversies already, but that hasn’t dampened the spirits of movie fans who are eagerly waiting for the even to start.
Satyajit Ray, an Oscar winner himself, had called the Academy Awards the “Nobel of Cinema”, and the event creates a lot of buzz in India too where people wake up early every year to catch the show live.
Here is when, and where you can watch it in India.
OSCARS 2019 DATE IN INDIA
The award ceremony will start at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood in the US at 5 pm (PT) on Sunday, February 24, preceded by the red carpet around 3:30 pm PT. In India, people can watch the live telecast from 6:30 am on Monday, February 25. Twitter will live-stream the red carpet at 5.30 am.
WHERE TO WATCH OSCARS 2019 IN INDIA
TV channels Star Movies, Star Movies HD, and Star Movies Select HD will telecast the Oscars 2019 in India. There will be a repeat telecast at 8:30 pm. You can catch the livestream on Hotstar too from 6.30 am.
Eight films will vie for the top award. They are Black Panther, BlackKklansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star is Born and Vice.
The ceremony will begin with a live performance by Queen, whose biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has been nominated for Best Picture. Adam Lambert will be the lead vocalist. Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and others will perform the nominated songs.
In a first in several decades, there will be no host, with Kevin Hart vacating the post after his old homophobic tweets surfaced.