Sunday is the 87th Academy Awards on ABC. From live performances to the two dozen awards set be handed out, there is a lot happening during Hollywood’s biggest night. Where can fans watch all of the action?
After nearly three hours of red carpet hoopla, the actual Oscars ceremony begins at 8:30 p.m. EST. The telecast will air live on ABC from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles with Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”) hosting the big event. Viewers who cannot watch on traditional television can tune in to the live stream on Watch ABC and the Watch ABC app in select markets -- Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco.
In addition to the regular Oscars broadcast, fans watching through Watch ABC and the Watch ABC app will have access to special “backstage” content featuring behind the scenes footage and live reactions from the winners as they step off stage after their speeches.
So, who will be making those victory speeches? The award for best actor looks to be a three way race between Benedict Cumberbatch ("The Imitation Game"), Eddie Redmayne ("The Theory of Everything"), and Michael Keaton ("Birdman"). Julianne Moore ("Still Alice"), on the other hand, seems to be a lock to win best actress if previous award shows are any indication.
As for the coveted best picture Oscar, it has all come down to a showdown between "Birdman" -- which tied with "The Grand Budapest Hotel for the most nominations with nine each -- and "Boyhood." Both have taken home the top prize at previous award shows, but only one can win on Oscar night.
With all the viewing options there is no excuse for fans to miss a moment Sunday. Be sure to tune to see all the best speeches, winners, and performances.
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