Here's how to watch the Oscars red carpet 2020 this weekend, and when it starts in UK time

The Academy Awards celebrate the very best of the movie industry as those famous statuettes are handed out to the great and the good of Hollywood.

The biggest night in the Awards season is steadily approaching, and the Oscars will be with us on the night of Sunday 9 February.

But how do movie fans watch the whole ceremony in the UK? And how can we catch all the glitz and glamour of that all important red carpet?

Here's everything you need to know:

When are the 2020 Oscars?

The 92nd Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Despite more than a decade of the Awards being given out towards the end of February, this year's ceremony has been moved forward, and takes place on Sunday 9 February.

How can I watch the Oscars in the UK?

British film and TV fans might want to consider taking a day off work if they're to stay up and watch the show live.

The ceremony takes place on the evening of Sunday 9 February in America, meaning it will be the early hours of Monday morning for Brits tuning in.

Sky Cinema Oscars, a dedicated channel broadcasting between 27 January and 14 February, will be showing the ceremony live from 1am.

You can access Sky Cinema with a Sky Cinema Pass with Now TV, who offer a free trial for seven days. That means if you time it right, you can watch the Oscars live for free on the night.

The ceremony itself starts at 1am, but if staying up until the wee hours isn't your style, you'll be able to catch the Oscars ceremony when it’s repeated on Monday evening.

What about the red carpet coverage?

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Sky's coverage of the ceremony also includes coverage of all the red carpet action, which will will begin at 10pm in the same place.

Oscars All Access: Red Carpet Live - which is somehow Emmy-award winning in itself in some kind of awards show meta crossover - will also feature red carpet highlights and insider access to the biggest night in Hollywood.

It will be "streamed live exclusively broadcast live" (according to the Oscars' website) from the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Centre on Twitter from 11.30pm UK time on Sunday 9 February.

The live stream will be available at twitter.com/theacademy or via @TheAcademy.

Who is hosting this year's ceremony?

In 2019, the Oscars went hostless for the first time in three decades after original booking Kevin Hart was forced to step down because of homophobic tweets he posted nearly a decade ago resurfaced.

The Academy have confirmed that they are opting to take the same approach in 2020, tweeting that while the show will feature "stars", "performances", and "surprises", there will once again be no host.

Karey Burke from Oscars ABC also confirmed "there will be no traditional host this year", as the network ABC had been "extremely happy" with how last year's ceremony had turned out.

And the nominees are...

The full list of nominees was announced on Monday 13 January 2020, at a ceremony in Los Angeles, with super-villain origins story Joker picking up the most nods.

The film - which charts the transformation of a failed stand-up comedian into the iconic nemesis of Batman - picked up 11 nominations, including in the Best Film and Best Actor categories.

Other films to pick up an armful of nominations include Martin Scorsese's gangster epic The Irishman, Quentin Tarantino's revisionist Tinseltown love letter Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Sam Mendes' one-shot war tale 1917, all of which received 10 nominations.

Taika Waititi's Hitler-centric comedy Jojo Rabbit and Bong Joon-ho's foreign-language Parasite - the first South Korean Best Picture nominee - both received six.

This article originally appeared on iNews