Oscars 2015 Date And How To Watch The Academy Awards Live

Tom Butler - do not use
·Senior UK Writer

The 87th Academy Awards are nearly upon us. As Hollywood’s finest earnestly await the results of months of campaigning and voting, let’s take a look at the event itself to find out when it’s happening how you can watch along at home.

Oscars 2015 Date and Time

The 87th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday 22 February, 2015. 

The event kicks off at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles at around 4PM local time, so that’s midnight here in the UK.

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The broadcast will begin with full red carpet coverage before the glitzy ceremony itself gets underway. ‘Gone Girl’ star Neil Patrick Harris will host the ceremony for the very first time.

How To Watch The Oscars 2015 Live

In the UK Sky Movies Oscars, a dedicated Sky channel available in HD and SD, will broadcast the entire Oscars 2015 live as it happens.

'The Oscars 2015: Red Carpet Live' will air from 11:30pm to 1:30am on Sky Movies Oscars and Sky Living, before the 87th Academy Awards ceremony itself will air live on Sky Movies Oscars from 1:30am-4:30am.

You can get Sky Movies on other pay TV subscribers including Virgin Media and BT so best to check your chosen provider ahead of the event as it may require an additional subscription fee.

How To Watch The Oscars 2015 Online

Movie fans who don’t have Sky TV can watch Sky Movies Oscars contract free on NOW TV, the online streaming service, with the Sky Movies Month Pass. You could also watch the event on Sky Go, but if neither are available, you won’t be able to watch the Academy Awards live online legally.

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Most websites will offer an edited highlights package the following day if you’re not able to watch along live.

The Oscars 2015 Nominees

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Birdman' have the most Oscar nominations this year with 9 apiece, closely followed by 'The Imitation Game' with 8.

Here’s the full list of nominees below.

Best Picture

American Sniper



The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game


The Theory Of Everything


Actor In A Leading Role

Steve Carrell, Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper, American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Michael Keaton, Birdman

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Actress In A Leading Role

Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Actor In a Supporting Role

Robert Duvall, The Judge

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Edward Norton, Birdman

Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

JK Simmons, Whiplash

Actress In A Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Laura Dern, Wild

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Emma Stone, Birdman

Meryl Streep, Into The Woods

Animated Feature Film

Big Hero 6

The Boxtrolls

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Song Of The Sea

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya



The Grand Budapest Hotel


Mr. Turner


Costume Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Inherent Vice

Into The Woods


Mr. Turner


Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Visual Effects

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Guardians of the Galaxy


X-Men: Days of Future Past

Writing - Adapted Screenplay

Jason Hall, American Sniper

Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice

Anthony McCarten, The Theory of Everything

Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

Writing - Original Screenplay

lejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo, Birdman

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

E Max Frye and Dan Futterman, Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler

Short Film


Boogaloo and Graham

Butter Lamp


The Phone Call

Sound Editing

American Sniper


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies



Sound Mixing

American Sniper





Music - Original Song

Everything Is Awesome, The LEGO Movie

Glory, Selma

Grateful, Beyond The Lights

I’m Not Gonna Miss You, Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me

Lost Stars, Begin Again

Production Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game


Into The Woods

Short Film - Animated

The Bigger Picture

The Dam Keeper


Me and My Moulton

A Single Life

Foreign Language Film





Wild Tales

Makeup and Hairstyling


The Grand Budapest Hotel

Guardians of the Galaxy

Music - Original Score

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game


Mr. Turner

The Theory of Everything

Documentary Feature


Finding Vivian Maier

Last Days In Vietnam

The Salt of the Earth


Documentary Short Subject

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Our Curse

The Reaper

White Earth

Film Editing

American Sniper


The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game


Image credits: Oscars/ABC