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Following last year’s scaled-down ceremony, the 2022 Oscars returned with a bang on Sunday (March 27). From Beyoncé’s mesmerizing opening performance to Coda’s historical win and Will Smith’s altercation with Chris Rock, it’s safe to say that this year’s show was one for the books.
Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes hosted the three-hour show, which was executive produced by Will Packer and aired live from Hollywood’s Dolby Theater.
Some of the night’s big winners included Smith, Jessica Chastain, Troy Kotsur, and West Side Story’s Ariana DeBose, who made history as the first Afro-Latina and openly queer actor to win an Oscar. DeBose’s award for the role of Anita marked the third time in history that two actors have won an Oscar for the playing the same character; Rita Moreno won the Oscar for the role 60 years ago.
Encanto, Summer of Soul, Belfast, The Queen of Basketball, Drive My Car and Dune also took home major awards.
Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Denzel Washington, J.K. Simmons and Aunjanue Ellis were among the nominees. Presenters included Rachel Ziegler, Zoë Kravitz, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacob Elordi, Venus and Serena Williams, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, and Kevin Costner.
Coda won best picture, making it a historic night for the Apple TV+ film, which became the first streaming production to take home the coveted honor. Additionally, Kotsur became the second deaf actor to win an Oscar behind his Coda co-star Marlee Matlin.
Other big moments included performances from Billie Eilish and Reba McEntire, and the live debut of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” featuring surprise appearances from Megan Thee Stallion, Becky G and Louis Fonsi.
The show also featured tributes honoring the 50th anniversary of The Godfather and the 60th anniversary of the first James Bond movie, while Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson and Rosie Perez reunited for the 30th anniversary of White Men Can’t Jump.
How to Watch the 2022 Oscars Online for Free
If you don’t already have cable, don’t worry. There are lots of ways to watch the 2022 Oscars on-demand from your TV or laptop, such as Hulu and ABC.com (an antenna might also do the trick).
How to Watch the 2022 Oscars on Hulu
If you already have Hulu, you can stream the ceremony beginning on Monday (March 28). For those who haven’t joined yet, plans start at just $6.99 a month for Hulu’s ad-supported package, $12.99 a month to watch without commercials. And Hulu + Live TV is $69.99 a month for over 75 live channels including ABC and NBC, along with access to the entire Hulu streaming library, Disney+ and ESPN+.
More Ways to Watch the 2022 Oscars On-Demand for Free
AT&T offers live television through Direct TV Stream, which is $59.99 a month for a limited time only. Subscribers will find the Oscars listed in the on-demand catalog. The same likely goes for Verizon Fios customers.
You can also watch the 2022 Oscars on-demand through Sling TV, another option to catch all of your favorite live programming. Not familiar with Sling? Subscriptions start at $35 a month, after a free three-day trial, and you can stream from multiple devices when you upgrade to larger plans. Sling TV comes with 50 hours of DVR storage.
For anyone else in the market for a live TV streaming plans, Vidgo is currently running a deal for $53 a month for the first three months. The subscription has over 100 live cable and network channels, including ABC and other networks.
Another budget-friendly option is Fubo TV, which gives you hundreds of cable, network and sports channels. Plans start at $69.99 (after a free, weeklong trial) for the Pro package, which comes with over 111 channels including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, FX, TLC, ESPN, FS1, AMC, MSNBC and Nickelodeon. You’ll also get over 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR, and unlimited streaming on up to 10 devices.