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88th Academy Awards: Where and when can India tune in?

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MUMBAI: It’s that time of the year again when movie buffs across the globe stay glued to their television screens to celebrate Hollywood's best. Yes, it’s Oscar time! No matter, which part of the world you are in, if you have a flair for international cinema, the Oscars is a singular event you wait an entire year for and dare not miss it. That goes for the Hollywood fans in India as well. 

The 88th Academy Awards will be held on 29 February at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood in Los Angeles at 5:30 pm PST. Those in India can catch the show live at the wee hours of the morning at 5:30 am on Star Movies and Star Movies Select HD.

And in case you’re not a morning person you can tune in again to either of the channels at 8:30 pm for a repeat telecast of the awards.

For the digital audience -- be it early commuters, people who can’t be in front of a TV due to circumstances and even those who have long forsaken television -- start flipping tables, Star India’s OTT platform Hotstar will also stream the Oscars live at the same time.

Hotstar will also let viewers catch the Oscars main event after 29 February with Red Carpet Moments, Thank you clips, high-points, best speeches as well as behind the scenes footage from 1 - 13 March.

Last to last year there was a general disagreement when Hollywood actor Leonardo Dicaprio failed to bag the Oscar for best actor for The Wolf Of Wall Street and his Indian fans took to social media to express their disappointment. This year, even as Dicaprio is yet again nominated for his performance in The Revenant, the expectation and anticipation levels are sky high. 

Some of the movies nominated for the Best Picture this year are The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, Room and Spotlight.

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