How to watch the Academy Awards in Aotearoa


Find out how you can spend a public holiday watching this year’s Oscars.

Kiwis will be able to watch the 93rd Academy Awards live and for free on Monday 26 April. TVNZ is screening the Oscars again this year on TVNZ2. Red carpet coverage begins at 10:30am, followed by the 93rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony from midday.

The awards fall on Anzac Day observed, with the public holiday meaning you can relax in front of the screen instead of camouflaging  your viewing from your boss by hiding it in your browser tabs (we swear we’re not speaking from experience).

Can’t remember who got nominated for what? We’ve got the full list of nominees right here.

If you want to catch on some of the big nominees, a number of them are currently playing in NZ cinemas. Here’s a list of what’s showing (some in quite limited sessions)…

Another Round – Find times and tickets

Collective – Find times and tickets

The Father – Find times and tickets

Judas and the Black Messiah – Find times and tickets

Minari – Find times and tickets

Nomadland – Find times and tickets

Promising Young Woman – Find times and tickets

Streaming services have a number of Oscar contenders this year, including Netflix’s Mank which leads the nominations:

Netflix –  Ma Rainey’s Black BottomMank, Pieces of a WomanThe Trial of the Chicago 7, The White Tiger

Prime Video – Borat Subsequent MoviefilmOne Night in MiamiSound of Metal