While the red carpet has been rolled back up for another year, there’s still ample opportunity to catch up on last night’s glitz and glamour (and fallout) of the Oscars. Watch back every last star-gazing second, and see the tuxes and ballgowns in full, with our guide below on how to watch the 2022 Oscars online and stream The 94th Academy Awards – including the best free options!
Whether you’re eagerly anticipating Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog to sweep the board, or cheering on Will Smith to finally bag that Best Actor Academy Award, this year’s Oscars ceremony was certainly more than anyone bargained for.
After last year’s socially distanced ceremony at Union Station, we were whisked back to the grandeur of Hollywood’s Dolby Theater. It’s always a thrill to see so much star-wattage in one place, and cinema’s biggest, glitteriest names were out in force: Denzel Washington, Jessica Chastain, Nicole Kidman, and Javier Bardem among them, all nominated for the big acting awards – you can see the full list of Oscar 2022 nominees here.
Meanwhile, the 94th Academy Awards had three presenters after being host-less since 2018. Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, and actress Regina Hall oversaw proceedings this year: serving up tongue-in-cheek banter and ushering Tinseltown talent like Bill Murray and Lady Gaga on stage to announce the winners.
The Power of the Dog is the frontrunner with 12 nominations, including Best Picture. But with strong competition in that category, including neo-noir thriller Nightmare Alley, Apple drama CODA, Spielberg’s West Side Story remake, and Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car, it’s anyone’s bet who’ll be whisking Oscar home on Sunday night.
Find out how to watch the 2022 Oscars live stream back below and join the celebrity crowd as film history is made.
Can I stream the Oscars for free?
There’s only one place we know that you can get a free stream of the most glamourous event on the film calendar, and that’s Australia. Channel 7 (opens in new tab) (and streamer 7Plus) will air the 94th Academy Awards completely free as it goes out.
Elsewhere, US cable-cutters can get ABC coverage of the show with a subscription to FuboTV (opens in new tab). Both offer a 7-day FREE trial first, so as long as you cancel before that expires you won’t have to pay a thing.
How to watch a 2022 Oscars live stream from outside your country
Scroll below to see your full viewing options if you’re based in the US, Canada, UK, India and Australia (Pssst: it’s absolutely FREE to stream Down Under).
But if you’re out of the country on Oscar night and hoping to stream home coverage through a laptop or mobile, you’ll be out of luck thanks to geo-blocks. This is easily fixed, though, because with a VPN you can change your IP address to a location back in your own hometown or country that will then let you stream the event as if you were sat back at home.
Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three…
1. Download and install a VPN – as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN
2. Connect to the appropriate server location – open the VPN app, hit ‘choose location’ and select the appropriate location.
3. Go to the broadcaster’s stream – head to your home broadcaster’s site or app and watch as if you were at home – so that’s abc.com (opens in new tab) in the US or the 7Plus website and app (opens in new tab) Down Under.
How to watch an Oscars live stream in the USA
How to watch an Oscars live stream in the UK for FREE
How to live stream the Academy Awards for FREE in Australia
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How to live stream the 2022 Oscars in India
Best Picture nominees at the 2022 Academy Awards
The big prize of the night is the Best Picture award – and here are the 10 nominees competing for it:
- Don’t Look Up
- West Side Story
- Nightmare Alley
- The Power of the Dog
- Drive My Car
- King Richard
- Licorice Pizza
How to watch Will Smith take on Chris Rock
*Oscars spoilers below*
While Will Smith may have taken home the award for Best Actor, this was largely overshadowed by his altercation with comedian, Chris Rock. Following a joke made at the expense of Jade Pinkett-Smith’s suffering with alopecia, Will Smith took to the stage to slap Chris Rock across the face.
An evening to celebrate some of the greatest films in Hollywood, it would seem this TV moment is all anyone can speak about. Missed it? There are plenty of clips circulating, but you can catch the full, uncensored version below.
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