Watch Oscars 2016 Online: See Academy Awards Live Stream!
Chris Rock hosts the 2016 Oscars on Sunday, and Gossip Cop has a live stream!
This will be the second time Rock is hosting the Academy Awards. The actor-comedian previously presided over the ceremony in 2005. Now, more than 10 years later, Rock will emcee the 88th annual show from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
He’ll be joined, of course, by the entertainment industry’s biggest stars. That includes not just this year’s nominees, but also more than two dozen celebrity presenters, plus more famous faces who were lucky enough to score an invitation from the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The event signals the culmination of “awards season,” which included the Critics’ Choice Awards, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and, most recently, Saturday’s Independent Spirit Awards. The Oscars are considered the gold standard, but have been mired in controversy since the nominations were announced in January. For the second year in a row, no white actors were nominated, something Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs is expected to address from the stage with a speech on diversity.
There will be musical performances by nominees Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, and The Weeknd, as well as an “In Memoriam” segment. By night’s end, Oscar statues will have been handed out in 24 categories. The three-hour ceremony is slated to begin at 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and Gossip Cop will have coverage all night. Stay tuned! NOTE: The live stream is no longer available.