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Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman stars in The favourite, one of the films vying for the best picture at this year's Oscars.

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Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman stars in The favourite, one of the films vying for the best picture at this year's Oscars.

Yorgos Lanthimos / Twentieth Century Fox

Do not leave!

Are you the person who did not read the title and who left the comment: "I would never watch the Oscars! Who does it matter? NPR, I'm so disappointed with you!"? I hear you. I heard you welcome.

Sometimes the Oscars seem to be very separate from the movies that people have gone to see and even from the ones you've seen. But this year, there are many popular films, even beloved ones, that are rewarded. Black Panther! Bohemian Rhapsody! The favourite! Among other things, when will these films still be mentioned? Probably never.

It is quite possible that the ceremony is a disaster, a hostless calamity that makes everyone dream – well, maybe not for Kevin Hart, but at least for Kevin Kline. Kevin Bacon. Kevin Durant? Anyway. Such a collapse would certainly be more exciting than several montages and a dozen mentions of entertainment attorneys, which is the usual trend.

Great things could happen this year. Spike Lee could win, and he has never won an ungrateful Oscar! Glenn Close has a good shot, and she is on her seventh winless nomination! The best picture speech could actually end with someone saying "Wakanda forever!"

Go ahead, take your pink champagne and your smartest friends and consider a passage on the couch to watch the Oscars Sunday night.

This year, from 6:30 pm Eastern Time (3:30 Pacific, you're lucky, the ducks who get up early), a show on the red carpet will be broadcast only on Twitter. Apparently, they decided to cut the middle man between your vision of a dress (bad or big) and your tweet of your opinion in the world.

The show itself starts at 8:00 pm EST on ABC. You can watch it on a cable or connect with a simple digital antenna. We will update a list of winners on

Is the broadcasting of the Oscars streaming? Well, sort of. This is not the broadcast you are considering, you can take it live, for free and live. In some markets, you can stream it live from ABC if you connect with your cable or satellite provider – for more information about this, click here. You can also get it via a streaming service offering live TV or a live TV subscription, like Hulu with Live TV (different from classic Hulu). Again, it may depend on the market. So, before subscribing to anything, make sure you get what you want.

You can watch with us and the rest of the NPR Artistic Team by finding us on Twitter. The PCHH team will monitor:

Members of NPR's Arts Office will also be present:

Until then, go ahead and catch up with the extended coverage of the Happy Hour Pop Culture Oscars. NPR One was kind enough to round up a lot of our stuff in a special collection, or browse our page to find all our previous covers. Today, we have released our annual Oscar preview, which includes all our predictions that will win, who should win and who should win.

And, of course, come back Monday morning for the end of our vertiginous podcast with the blue eyes of the late evening.


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