Sky Cinema launches dedicated Oscars channel and streaming collection
James R | On 18, Feb 2019
Sky Cinema has once again launched Sky Cinema Oscars, a channel dedicated to the Academy Awards.
Now, in their 91st year, the Academy Awards have repeatedly caused controversy in the run-up to the big night, from the choice of host (there’s now no host) to the decision not to present several key awards live on TV (that decision has now been reversed). Fortunately, one constant remains the same: Sky Cinema Oscars.
The channel – number 304 on your Sky box – will be the exclusive home of The Oscars in the UK and Ireland as always, providing full live coverage of the ceremony this Sunday, as well as airing a wide range of Oscar-winning films over the next two weeks.
Sky has long been the home of the Academy Awards in the UK and this year is no exception. On Sunday 24th February from 10pm, Sky will be broadcasting live from the red carpet in partnership with E1. From 12.30am on Monday 25th February, presenter Alex Zane will take the reins before the ceremony kicks off proper at 1am, running until 5am at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre.
The whole ceremony will be repeated on Sky Cinema Oscars from 8am on Monday 25th February, with a two-hour highlights show also available on demand and from 8pm on Monday 25th February.
Sky, meanwhile, will also be streaming and broadcasting an impressive collection of former Oscar winners. There are now over 100 Oscar-winning films in a bespoke collection On Demand, including The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Call Me By Your Name, Phantom Thread, Coco, Get Out, A Fantastic Woman and Blade Runner 2049.
Not a Sky customer? You can also get Sky Cinema through a NOW Cinema Pass, which costs £9.99 a month – with a 7-day free trial available. Both The Academy Awards live on Sunday night and Sky’s range of Oscar-winning movies will be available through NOW. For more information on how to watch the Oscars 2019 live without Sky, click here, or if you’re catching up with this year’s contenders, see our guide to where you can watch the Oscar 2019 nominees online.