Streaming The Oscars 2024: How And When To Tune In For The 96th Academy Awards In India
Streaming The Oscars 2024: How And When To Tune In For The 96th Academy Awards In India

It’s that time of the year again when movie buffs around the world gear up for one of the most prestigious events in the film industry – the Oscars 2024. The 96th Academy Awards ceremony is all set to dazzle audiences with its star-studded affair, promising a night filled with glitz, glamour, and of course, those eagerly anticipated award announcements. Scheduled to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 11 (IST), viewers in India can catch all the action live as it unfolds.

Here’s everything you need to know about streaming the Oscars 2024:

When and Where to Watch: Mark your calendars for the morning of March 11, as the Oscars 2024 kick off at 4 am IST. The festivities will commence with the iconic red-carpet extravaganza, followed by the main event – the award presentations. This year, the ceremony will be hosted by none other than Jimmy Kimmel, returning for his fourth stint as the master of ceremonies. In India, viewers can catch the live stream of the Oscars 2024 on Star Movies and Disney+ Hotstar starting from 4 am. Additionally, Star Movies will broadcast a repeat telecast at 8:30 pm IST for those who miss the initial airing.

What to Expect: Following India’s remarkable success at the previous year’s Academy Awards, with accolades for “Naatu Naatu” from RRR and the documentary “The Elephant Whisperers,” anticipation is high for this year’s contenders. Indian audiences will be particularly interested in the Documentary Feature Film category, where the Canadian documentary “To Kill a Tiger,” directed by Nisha Pahuja, has garnered attention. The film sheds light on a Jharkhand family’s quest for justice following a harrowing incident, with notable figures like Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Dev Patel, and Mindy Kaling serving as executive producers.

Naatu Naatu from RRR Nominated at the Oscars 2023
Naatu Naatu from RRR Nominated at the Oscars 2023

Among the frontrunners for this year’s awards, Christopher Nolan’s epic “Oppenheimer” leads the pack with an impressive 13 nominations, sparking speculation that the acclaimed director may finally clinch the coveted Best Director accolade. Other notable contenders include Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things” with 11 nominations and Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” with 10 nominations. The Best Picture category boasts a diverse array of films, including “Oppenheimer,” “American Fiction,” “Anatomy of a Fall,” “Barbie,” “The Holdovers,” “Maestro,” “Past Lives,” “Killers of the Flower Moon,” and “The Zone of Interest.”

Oppenheimer nominated for Best Film at Oscars 2024
Oppenheimer with 13 Nominations at the Oscars 2024

In addition to the thrill of the awards ceremony, viewers can look forward to an array of celebrity presenters, including Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Zendaya, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Lange, Nicolas Cage, Mahershala Ali, Sam Rockwell, Lupita Nyong’o, Brendan Fraser, Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Jamie Lee Curtis, among others.

As the countdown to Hollywood’s biggest night begins, cinephiles in India are eagerly awaiting the Oscars 2024, poised to witness memorable moments and celebrate the best of cinema on the global stage.

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