The 90th edition of the Oscars is finally here, as tonight, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honor the best movies released in 2017. For movie buffs and betting odds aficionados alike, viewing options seem to be limitless, including 2018 Oscars live stream (free online), Facebook Live feed, and of course, for TV, there is regularly scheduled programming.

The Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, Calif., will be the site for tonight’s festivities. As far as TV coverage is concerned, E! and ABC networks will go head-to-head in the battle for most eyeballs throughout the day.

2018 Oscars TV schedule, channel and start times

Cable’s TV schedule coverage for the 2018 Academy Awards gets underway at 1 PM ET with "E! Countdown to the Red Carpet." That will be followed by "E! Live From the Red Carpet" at 5 PM ET, and E! will conclude its pre-ceremony coverage with "Red Carpet Rundown" at 7 PM ET.

ABC will also get their Oscars 2018 coverage early on with "Countdown to the Oscars" live at 1 PM ET and culminating at 4 PM ET. They will take a small break from the action, and will return to their Academy Awards coverage at 6:30 PM ET with "Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet."

After all that lead up, the 2018 Oscars have a TV scheduled start time of 8 PM ET on ABC, but those watching online also have plenty of viewing options.

Oscars 2018 live stream and Facebook live

There’s good news for those either on the road or away from a television, as will host a free live stream feed of pre-ceremony coverage. Facebook’s live feed will get underway at 5 PM ET and will mirror ABC’s coverage.

Other 2018 Oscars live stream online options include YouTube TV, as they will be partnering up with E!

for the "E! Live from the Red Carpet" show at 5 PM ET. They will also live stream E!’s "Red Carpet Rundown" at 7 PM ET and the actual award ceremony at 8 PM ET with ABC subscription to YouTube TV.

2018 Oscars betting odds

As far as entertainment betting odds are concerned, the most prestigious (group) honors of the night go to best picture.

According to betting experts, the odds to win the Oscar for Best Picture are as follows:

  • "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" (-115)
  • "The Shape of Water" (+140)
  • "Get Out" (+550)
  • "Lady Bird" (+1400)
  • "Dunkirk" (+3300)
  • "Call Me by Your Name" (+6600)
  • "The Post" (+10000)
  • "Darkest Hour" (+10000)
  • "Phantom Thread" (+10000)

Odds to win Best Actor.

  • Gary Oldman ("Darkest Hour") -2500
  • Timothée Chalamet ("Call Me by Your Name") +1000
  • Daniel Day-Lewis ("Phantom Thread") +1500
  • Daniel Kaluuya ("Get Out") +1600
  • Denzel Washington ("Roman J. Israel, Esq.") +3300

Odds to win Best Actress.

  • Frances McDormand ("Three Billboards ...") -2500
  • Saoirse Ronan ("Lady Bird") +750
  • Sally Hawkins ("The Shape of Water") +1400
  • Margot Robbie ("I, Tonya") +2500
  • Meryl Streep ("The Post") +5000

Odds to win Best Director.

  • Guillermo Del Toro ("The Shape of Water") -1000
  • Christopher Nolan ("Dunkirk") +600
  • Greta Gerwig ("Lady Bird") +850
  • Jordan Peele ("Get Out") +2500
  • Paul Thomas Anderson ("Phantom Thread") +7500

Odds to win Best Supporting Actor.

  • Sam Rockwell ("Three Billboards ...") -800
  • Willem Dafoe ("The Florida Project") +450
  • Richard Jenkins ("The Shape of Water") +1600
  • Christopher Plummer ("All the Money in the World") +2000
  • Woody Harrelson ("Three Billboards ...") +3300

Odds to win Best Supporting Actress.

  • Allison Janney ("I, Tonya") -600
  • Laurie Metcalf ("Lady Bird") +400
  • Mary J. Blige ("Mudbound") +1600
  • Lesley Manville ("Phantom Thread") +2200
  • Octavia Spencer ("The Shape of Water") +2200