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How to watch Oscars 2021 live: Channel, streaming and time

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The show is going on — more or less.

While the Oscars were delayed almost two months this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony is moving ahead with an in-person show at Los Angeles’ Union Station and the Dolby Theatre.

However, only presenters, nominees and their guests will be in attendance.

The producers are working hard to make sure the show is a must-see event amid low ratings for other awards shows during the pandemic.

But it’s been complicated to work around the safety protocols: Producers came under fire last month when they announced there would be a “no-Zoom” rule during the telecast. That would have been a significant departure from the Grammys and the Golden Globes — which both decided to take a virtual turn by having winners and nominees dial into the show via the video-streaming platform.

The producers later backed off on the rule, which would have left out overseas participants.

So, expect a mix of in-person festivities and the usual video conference setup this year. Here’s everything else you need to know about this year’s Oscars ceremony.

What channel is the Oscars on?

The ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC on April 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Who is hosting this year?

For the third year in a row, there will be no Oscars host.

How to livestream the Oscars

You can watch the Oscars 2021 livestream on ABC’s website by logging in with your cable provider. Viewers can also tune in on the ABC app. The live show will also be available to watch on Hulu Live TV ($64.99/month) AT&T TV ($69.99/month), fuboTV ($64.99/month), or YouTube TV ($64.99/month). 

Who is nominated this year?

Nominees for the 93rd Academy Awards include David Fincher’s Netflix film “Mank,” a drama about “Citizen Kane” screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz. The black-and-white flick scored 10 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Acting nods for Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried. “Nomadland,” “Minari,” “Sound of Metal” and “The Father” were each nominated for six awards apiece.  

For the first time in Oscars history, two women were nominated in the Best Director category this year. Chloé Zhao got a nod for her drama “Nomadland” while Emerald Fennell scored a nom for her black comedy “Promising Young Woman.”  

Chadwick Boseman was honored with a posthumous nomination for Best Actor for his role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”), Steven Yeun (“Minari”), Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”) and Andra Day (“The People vs. Billie Holiday”) also received nods for Best Actor/Actress. 

Who is presenting this year?

The Academy announced their star-studded roster of A-list celebs to hand out this year’s coveted golden statuettes. Presenters include Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Don Cheadle, Renée Zellweger, Regina King, Joaquin Phoenix, Rita Moreno, Laura Dern, Zendaya, Angela Bassett, Bryan Cranston, Marlee Matlin and last year’s Best Director winner Bong Joon Ho.

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Former President Obama’s dog Bo died Saturday, the ex-commander in chief revealed in a Twitter thread.

The cause of death was cancer. He was 12 years old.

“Today our family lost a true friend and loyal companion. For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, gentle presence in our lives — happy to see us on our good days, our bad days, and everyday in between,” Obama wrote.

“He tolerated all the fuss that came with being in the White House, had a big bark but no bite, loved to jump in the pool in the summer, was unflappable with children, lived for scraps around the dinner table, and had great hair,” Obama continued. “He was exactly what we needed and more than we ever expected. We will miss him dearly.”

Bo, a Portuguese Water Dog, moved into the White House shortly after Obama took office, and was colloquially known as the first dog. He was joined by a second canine of the same breed named Sunny in 2013.

The former president’s post swiftly went viral on Twitter, where it was met with an outpouring of sympathy from Bo fans.

“It always made the day incalculably better to see Bo wandering around the west wing,” said former Obama administration Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes.

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Everyone loves the hedgehog – except for New Zealand.

The creature that inspired Beatrix Potter’s “Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle” and the popular video game character Sonic was introduced to the country decades ago when New Zealand was still a British colony to remind the colonizers of their gardens at home. But with no natural predators on the island nation, the hedgehog population soared and is now a scourge of “killing machines.”

“Unchecked by the food chain, they meander blissfully through forests and gardens, hoovering up an astonishing number of native creatures,” the Guardian reports.

 “It’s increasingly coming to light how much damage they can do,” Nick Foster, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Otago who is researching hedgehogs, told the paper. A single, dedicated hedgehog will consume numerous native lizards, bird eggs, and wētā – a kind of large flightless cricket found only in New Zealand. One study found 283 wētā legs in a single hedgehog stomach. “That means in a 24-hour period this hedgehog has guzzled up 60 or so animals,” Foster said. “It’s a banquet.”

New Zealand is now trying to eradicate the animals by 2050, by way of trapping, hunting, and poisoning them — a plan that is despised by some locals due to the “cuteness” of the animals.

Foster told the Guardian there is “a bit of a psychological barrier” when it comes to hedgehog eradication. “It has been proposed to ship them all back to the UK. European hedgehogs aren’t doing so well in Europe. Still in good numbers, but they are declining.”

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Adamello White War Museum, Temu, Valle Camonica, Lombardy. Image shot 08/2014. Exact date unknown.

Thawing ice has revealed a treasure trove of previously hidden World War I artifacts in the Italian Alps. 

Last month, a team from the Stelvio National Park White’s War Museum excavated a cave shelter, built by Austrian soldiers, atop Mount Scorluzzo and acquired 300 “exciting” artifacts, ranging from coins to corpses, helmets and weapons. 

No one had been inside the space, which was hidden and closed off by ice, in nearly 100 years. But as a result of rising temperatures, a glacier preventing access to the shelter had sufficiently melted in 2017 to allow researchers into what they’ve discovered to be a goldmine of items.

As the ice melted, relics — including bodies — have continued to appear in the area summer after summer. 

“A corpse is found every two or three years, usually in places where there was fighting on the glacier,” museum staffer Marco Ghizzoni told The Guardian.

“The findings in the cave on Mount Scorluzzo give us, after over a hundred years, a slice of life at over 3,000 meters above sea level, where the time stopped on November 3, 1918 when the last Austrian soldier closed the door and rushed downhill,” according to a museum press release, CNN reported. 

Inside, a world last accessed close to a century ago has offered researchers an abundance of antiques from a bygone era. Some of the recovered artifacts will be part of a collection set to open at the museum next year.

“It’s a sort of open-air museum,” historian Stefano Morosini told CNN of the northern Italy cave, where 20 servicemen lived their “very poor daily” lives while fighting Italian troops during the war. “Soldiers had to fight against the extreme environment, fight against the snow or the avalanches, but also fight against the enemy,” he went on. “The artifacts are a representation, like a time machine, of … the extreme conditions of life during the First World War.”

Italy’s White War Museum.

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Adamello White War Museum, Temu, Valle Camonica, Lombardy. Image shot 08/2014. Exact date unknown.

An upcoming exhibit here will display some of the findings from the cave expeditions.

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