Oscar 2012
The 84th annual Academy Awards will air on Feb.26 from Kodak Theatre, Calif. Reuters

The countdown for the much-awaited Oscar/ 84th annual Academy Awards has begun. It will be aired from Kodak Theatre, Calif., Feb. 26.

Every year, millions of viewers watch the biggest award ceremony all round the world. Well, if you are still wondering where to catch live glimpse of the star-studded evening, here is excellent news.

For the first time in history, the ceremony will be livestreamed online (on oscar2012live.com). The telecast will begin at 7:00 p.m ET / 4:00 p.m. PT.

According to watchoscars2012onlinelive.com, the presentation will be aired on ABC, starting 7:00 p.m. ET.

Several other sites and television channels have also programmed live coverage of Oscar red carpet arrivals, awards and backstage events. Specifically for red carpet arrivals, one can tune in to E! Live at 5:30 p.m. ET/ 2:30 p.m. PT. It will also live stream a companion show starting 5:15 p.m./ 2:15 p.m. PT.

The nine-time Oscar presenter, Billy Crystal, will host the ceremony. Other live presenters include Christian Bale, Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, J.Lo, Emma Stone, Penelope Cruz, Bradley Cooper, Kristen Wiig, Cameron Diaz, Michael Douglas, Tom Hanks, Milla Jovovich and several others.

The free app Oscars for iPad and iPhone can be downloaded here.

Complete list of Oscar 2012 Nominees:


The Artist, Thomas Langmann, producer

The Descendants, Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, producers

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Scott Rudin, producer

The Help, Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, producers

Hugo, Graham King and Martin Scorsese, producers

Midnight in Paris, Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, producers

Moneyball, Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, producers

The Tree of Life, Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Dede Gardner and Grant Hill, Producers

War Horse, Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, producers


Demián Bichir, A Better Life

George Clooney, The Descendants

Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt, Moneyball


Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis, The Help

Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn


Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Alexander Payne, The Descendants

Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life


Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn

Jonah Hill, Moneyball

Nick Nolte, Warrior

Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close


Bérénice Bejo, The Artist

Jessica Chastain, The Help

Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer, The Help


The Descendants, Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

Hugo, John Logan

The Ides of March, George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon

Moneyball, Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Screenplay by Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan


The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius

Bridesmaids, Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig

Margin Call, J.C. Chandor

Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen

A Separation, Asghar Farhadi


A Cat in Paris, Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli

Chico & Rita, Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal

Kung Fu Panda 2, Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Puss in Boots, Chris Miller

Rango, Gore Verbinski


Bullhead, Belgium

Footnote, Israel

In Darkness, Poland

Monsieur Lazhar, Canada

A Separation, Iran


Hell and Back Again, Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky

Pina, Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel

Undefeated, TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas


The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement, Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin

God Is the Bigger Elvis, Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson

Incident in New Baghdad, James Spione

Saving Face, Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen


Dimanche/Sunday, Patrick Doyon

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg

La Luna, Enrico Casarosa

A Morning Stroll, Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe

Wild Life, Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby


Pentecost, Peter McDonald and Eimear O'Kane

Raju, Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren

The Shore, Terry George and Oorlagh George

Time Freak, Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey

Tuba Atlantic, Hallvar Witzø


The Artist, production design: Laurence Bennett; set decoration: Robert Gould

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, production design: Stuart Craig; set decoration: Stephenie McMillan

Hugo, production design: Dante Ferretti; set decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo

Midnight in Paris, production design: Anne Seibel; set decoration: Hélène Dubreuil

War Horse, production design: Rick Carter; set decoration: Lee Sandales


Guillaume Schiffman, The Artist

Jeff Cronenweth, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Robert Richardson, Hugo

Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life

Janusz Kaminski, War Horse


Lisy Christl, Anonymous

Mark Bridges, The Artist

Sandy Powell, Hugo

Michael O'Connor, Jane Eyre

Arianne Phillips, W.E


The Artist, Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius

The Descendants, Kevin Tent

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall

Hugo Thelma Schoonmaker

Moneyball, Christopher Tellefsen


Albert Nobbs, Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin

The Iron Lady, Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland


The Adventures of Tintin, John Williams

The Artist, Ludovic Bource

Hugo, Howard Shore

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alberto Iglesias

War Horse John Williams


Man or Muppet from The Muppets, music and lyrics by Bret McKenzie

Real in Rio, from Rio, music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown; lyrics by Siedah Garrett


Drive, Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Ren Klyce

Hugo, Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty

Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl

War Horse, Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson

Hugo, Tom Fleischman and John Midgley

Moneyball, Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick

Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin

War Horse, Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson

Hugo, Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning

Real Steel, Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg

Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett

Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier