The 85th Annual Academy Awards take place Sunday night, as “Argo,” “Lincoln,” "Silver Linings Playbook,” and more contend for the tile of Best Picture of the year. Most people probably will be watching from their living rooms, tuning in to ABC at 8:30 p.m. EST but if you’re looking for ways to livestream the event without a TV, read on.
If you’re simply interested in knowing the winners list, many sites (including IBT) will be offering live updates, but the Oscars have set up an official app to track the winners and behind-the-scenes events. The Oscars app is available for both iPhone and Android.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences already has a livestream page set up, airing features related to the Oscars. It’s mostly behind-the-scenes material on the making of several films up for awards at the Oscars at the moment, but as the awards ceremony approaches, the channel will start to add more and more interesting content.
And if you’re looking for a livestream of all sorts of Oscar-related red carpet events, check out IBT’s handy guide to the variety of available livestreams offered by E!, TV Guide, and the Associated Press.
But say you’ve checked out all other options and you’re still not satisfied. Your TV is broken, and you absolutely have to see the Oscars ceremony live for all the celebrity speeches and performances. While the Oscars aren’t set to be officially livestreamed over the Internet, there are a few less-than-reputable sites out there offering complete livestreams of major TV channels.
One such site is Stream2Watch. The livestreaming site is typically littered with ads, but does provide streams of dozens of TV channels. Including ABC. So anyone that happened to tune into that site around 8:30 p.m. may be able to get a glimpse at the Oscar ceremony. Maybe.
Eric Brown is an IBTimes political reporter who eats far too much pizza. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and currently resides in Brooklyn.