The stage is set for the 91st Academy Awards. The Oscars 2019 have already generated a lot of controversy in their effort to minimise the run-time. From the academy’s initial decision of not allowing the nominees of the Best Original Song to perform at the ceremony to the entire hullabaloo around its host, this year saw many firsts. All even before the ceremony actually started.

The Oscar Awards make for one of the most awaited starry nights across the globe. Even though this year remained a bit more controversial than the others for the academy, all of it is just expected to give more buzz to the evening underway. While people await the big show to begin, here’s everything you should know about the Oscars 2019 if you are planning to watch in India.

Oscars 2019 (Photo Courtesy: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)


When, how and where to watch Oscars 2019 in India
The live coverage of the ceremony is available in India from 5: 30 am IST onwards. The gala will begin with red carpet appearances following the show at 6: 30 am IST on February 25, Monday. However, if you come across any doubts or confusions, the official website of the Academy Awards is always there to rescue you. You can head to the site to find when will the ceremony be aired in your country at what time.

Further, if you want to watch a full live stream of the awards ceremony, you can switch to Hotstar. The Star channels are going to telecast the show. So, you can select Star Movies, Star Movies HD, and Star Movies Select HD for the broadcast. In case you miss to watch early morning, remembers Star Movies will be repeating the broadcast at 8: 30 pm IST on Monday itself.

Oscars 2019 (Photo Courtesy: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)


This is for the first time in the three-decade history of the Academy Awards that the show will happen without a host. The 91st gala is also the first to see a superhero film, Black Panther, being nominated in the Best Picture category. In fact, thanks to Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, Netflix has finally bagged its first ever Oscars nomination with the film taking over as many as four categories.