With the coveted 94th Academy Award® being just a few days away, the Oscar® fever is running high. Cinephiles across the globe have been waiting with bated breath to see their favourite films and celebrities take home their prestigious victories at the ceremony.
The previous year introduced a breathtaking landscape of creative storytelling for movie lovers across the globe, the race to win one of cinema’s most prestigious awards has never been this heated. Disney+ Hotstar is taking India a step closer to the Oscars® magic as its official Indian broadcaster of Hollywood’s most glamorous night.
Film buffs can watch the awards unfold live on March 28, 5:00 AM IST onwards from Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles or stream it later during the day or at their convenience any time later on the platform.
This year, as the esteemed event sees the biggest names of World Cinema come together to honour the best movies, filmmakers and performances of 2021, actors Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina Hall will walk the live audience and viewers through the ceremony as hosts.
The event will witness the presence of popular stars like Halle Bailey, Ruth E Carter, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Kevin Costner, Jamie Lee Curtis, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Hopkins, Samuel L Jackson, Lily James, Daniel Kaluuya, Zoë Kravitz, Mila Kunis, Lady Gaga, John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek, Shawn Mendes, Lupita Nyong’o, Rosie Perez, Tyler Perry, Chris Rock, Tracee Ellis Ross, Naomi Scott, Wesley Snipes, Uma Thurman, John Travolta and Yuh-Jung Youn, Stephanie Beatriz, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Garner, H.E.R., Tiffany Haddish, Tony Hawk, Bill Murray, Elliot Page, Kelly Slater and Shaun White and several others as they present the award to winners of different categories.
Viewers will also be entertained by musical performances by Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, Reba McEntire and Sebastián Yatra. They will perform this year’s nominated songs at the event.
For a year that gifted the world with wonderful and enchanting cinematographic masterpieces, this time the audience gets to vote for their favourite movie, for the all-new nomination category – Favorite Movie of 2021. The Academy Awards® will declare a winner for this category based on votes submitted on Twitter and the Oscars® Fan Favorite website.