How to watch this year’s Academy Awards in Aotearoa


Find out how you can watch this year’s Oscars (after critiquing outfits you could never afford on the red carpet, of course).

Kiwis will be able to watch the 94th Academy Awards live and for free on Monday 28 March (NZ time). TVNZ is screening the Oscars again this year on TVNZ2. Red carpet coverage begins in the morning, followed by the 94th Annual Academy Awards ceremony from 1pm. The awards will also be available delayed via TVNZ OnDemand.

Returning to the Dolby Theatre this year, the ceremony will buck the trend of recent, host-less Oscars. But wait for it—possibly making up for lost time, there will be not one, not two, but three hosts, each tackling an hour of the show. Let the jockeying for position begin—with Best Picture to announce, not all co-hosts will be created equal.

UPDATE: Variety reports Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes are finalising details to host this year’s Academy Awards.

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)…

Belfast
Drive My Car
Dune
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
King Richard
Licorice Pizza
Nightmare Alley
Parallel Mothers
The Power of the Dog
Spencer
The Tragedy of Macbeth
West Side Story

Coming to cinemas soon: The Worst Person in the World

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

Netflix – Don’t Look Up, The Lost Daughter, The Power of the Dog, tick, tick…Boom!

Prime Video – Being the Ricardos

Apple TV+ – CODAThe Tragedy of Macbeth