What time does the Oscars 2024 start tonight?

Australian actress Margot Robbie arriving at the 2024 Oscars
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The stage is set and the players have arrived. It's time for the Oscars 2024! The 96th Academy Awards evening is underway but if you to what time the Oscars starts where you live, then you've come to the right place.


The stars have taken to the red carpet in typically fabulous attire but it's not quite all business as usual with the Oscars 2024 timed slightly differently this year. The ceremony has shifted to a more globally-friendly hour with the Best Picture award now presented significantly earlier than usual.

Read on and we'll be sure you don't miss the battle between Oppenheimer, American Fiction, The Holdovers and The Zone of Interest.

When are the Oscars?

The 2024 Oscars are today, Sunday, March 10, 2024.

What time does the Oscars start? 

The 2024 Oscars ceremony starts one hour earlier than usual, at 7pm ET / 4pm PT / 11pm GMT – 10am AEDT on Monday morning for Australians film fans.

Why is the Oscars time earlier this year?

The Oscars organisers haven't done the best job of putting word of the early start out there, especially as Sunday, March 10 also happens to be the first day of daylight saving time in the US, but they're hoping for it to boost viewing figures.

Past ceremonies have regularly topped 3 hours, so in its previous slot the biggest award of the night – Best Picture, which is always saved for last – has tended to be announced well after most viewers had gone to bed.

When does the Oscars start where I live?

Watching worldwide? Here are the Oscars start times around the world:

  • 4pm PDT – Pacific Standard Time
  • 5pm MDT – Mountain Standard Time
  • 6pm CST – Mexico City, Mexico
  • 6pm CDT – Central Standard Time
  • 7pm EDT – Eastern Standard Time
  • 7pm BRT – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 11pm GMT – United Kingdom
  • 12am CET – Central Europe (Mon, Mar 11)
  • 1am SAST – South Africa (Mon, Mar 11)
  • 3am GST – Dubai, UAE (Mon, Mar 11)
  • 4.30am IST – New Delhi, India (Mon, Mar 11)
  • 6am WIB – Jakarta, Indonesia (Mon, Mar 11)
  • 7am CST – Beijing, China (Mon, Mar 11)
  • 10am AEDT – Australia (Mon, Mar 11)
  • 12pm NZDT – New Zealand (Mon, Mar 11)

When are the Oscars nominations announced?

The 2024 Oscars nominations were announced on Tuesday, January 23. Oppenheimer led the field with 13 nominations including Best Picture.

When is the Oscars pre-show? 

The 2024 Oscars pre-show will begin half-an-hour ahead of the ceremony, at 6.30pm ET / 3.30pm PT / 10.30pm GMT, which is 9.30am AEDT on Monday.

When is the Oscars Red Carpet?

The Oscars Red Carpet is the same as the pre-show. Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough will hosts the 30-minute segment from 6.30pm ET / 3.30pm PT / 10.30pm GMT, which for viewers in Australia is 9.30am AEDT on Monday morning.

What time does the Oscars finish?

The Oscars are scheduled to finish at 10.30pm ET / 7.30pm PT on Sunday night, which is 2.30am GMT in the early hours of Monday morning for viewers in the UK, and 1.30pm AEDT on Monday afternoon in Australia.

When are the Oscars winners announced?

The 2024 Oscars running order of awards hasn't been revealed at the time of writing, but if it follows the same pattern as last year's ceremony, we'd expect it to go as follows:

  1. Best Animated Film
  2. Best Supporting Actor
  3. Best Supporting Actress
  4. Best Documentary
  5. Best Live Action Short Film
  6. Best Cinematography
  7. Best Makeup and Hairstyling
  8. Best Costume Design
  9. Best International Film
  10. Best Documentary, Short Subject
  11. Best Animated Short Film
  12. Best Production Design
  13. Best Original Score
  14. Best Visual Effects
  15. Best Original Screenplay
  16. Best Adapted Screenplay
  17. Best Sound
  18. Best Original Song
  19. Best Editing
  20. Best Director
  21. Best Actor
  22. Best Actress
  23. Best Picture

When can I watch the Oscars movies?

Many of this year's nominees are already streaming on Netflix, Apple TV+ and Disney+...

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Row 0 - Cell 0 Release dateStreaming date
OppenheimerJul 11Feb 16 on Peacock
Poor ThingsSep 1Mar 7 on Hulu & Disney+
Killers of the Flower MoonMay 20Jan 12 on Apple TV+
BarbieJul 9Dec 15 on Max
MaestroSep 2Dec 20 on Netflix
American FictionSep 8TBA
Anatomy of a FallMay 21Feb 24 on MyCanal
The HoldoversAug 31Dec 29 on Peacock
The Zone of InterestMay 19TBA
NapoleonNov 14Mar 1 on Apple TV+
The CreatorSep 29Dec 20 on Disney+ & Hulu
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part OneJun 19Jan 25 on Paramount+
NyadSep 1Nov 3 on Netflix
Past LivesJan 21Feb 2 on Paramount+
Society of the SnowSep 9Jan 18 on Netflix
Aatif Sulleyman

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