How to watch the Oscars in the UK on TV and online

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Jonathan Ross will host Oscars coverage on ITV1 and ITVX this year, with the ceremony available to UK audiences for free.


This show promises to offer UK viewers an exclusive look into the 96th Academy Awards, live from a specially designed studio accompanied by celebrity guests and film experts.

You can watch the Oscars in the UK from 10:15PM GMT on ITV1 and stream via ITVX.

Joining Jonathan on the night will be actor Richard Armitage, actor, film critic and comedian Ben Bailey Smith, actress Fay Ripley and TV and radio presenter Yinka Bokinni.

ITVX is set to offer an array of unique programming, including unseen behind-the-scenes footage, tailor-made nominee packages, and a fast channel dedicated to Oscar®-winning films. This rich content will be available in the run-up to and during the Oscars night, providing film fans with a comprehensive Oscars experience.

The official Oscars red carpet live show will be streamed exclusively in the UK on ITVX from 9:30PM, with Ross King reporting directly from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

From Monday, continue to enjoy awards season, either by streaming the full ceremony over breakfast or with a 90-minute highlights package of the ceremony, airing on ITV1 at 10.45pm on Monday 11th March. Plus this will be available to stream on the ITVX pop up Oscars page (both versions will remain available for three weeks).

Meanwhile viewers can warm up for the awards with a dedicated FAST channel featuring Oscar-nominated films such as Monster’s Ball and Black Narcissus, along with a special edition of Jonathan Ross’s Must-Watch Films show focusing on the Oscars.


In the lead-up to the 96th Oscars, ITV’s daytime shows including Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning, and Loose Women, along with ITV News, will cover the latest Oscars news and build up to the event. This comprehensive coverage will explore various aspects of the awards, keeping viewers up-to-date with all the latest developments.

ITVX will offer a collection of Oscar-winning and nominated films available for streaming 24/7. This includes classics like Chicago, No Country For Old Men, and Pulp Fiction, providing film enthusiasts with a rich selection of acclaimed movies to enjoy at their leisure.

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