For the first time ever, The Oscars live red carpet preshow and full awards show will stream live on WATCH ABC viewers online at ABC.com and on mobile devices. The 2014 Oscars will be held today at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. The 86th Academy Awards will begin at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
ABC will offer an online live stream of the Oscars this Sunday, but there are restrictions. Those who meet those restrictions can watch it on abc.go.com/watch-live.
According to official announcements, live streaming is available through Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent Communications, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber, and AT&T U-verse in ABC's eight Owned Station markets - New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham, and Fresno.
If you are not in the area covered by ABC, another TV live stream source provides coverage for more areas.
The actors nominated in Actor in a Leading Role category are Christian Bale (American Hustle), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club),Bruce Dern (Nebraska) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave).
This year's nomination for Actresses in a Leading Role are Amy Adams (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena), and Meryl Streep (August: Osage County).
Meanwhile, E! online will be providing red carpet coverage kicking off at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m PT and the livestream at 5:25 p.m. ET/2:25 p.m. PT.
WATCH ABC Live Behind-the-scenes live cameras will include:
-Excitement of the evening's arrivals, memorable fashion moments and press interviews live on the red carpet
- Unique coverage from the heart of the red carpet's fan bleachers
- "Thank You" cam capturing the winners' first thoughts as they exit the stage
Track and share the hottest topics as they happen:
- Trending tweets
- Academy Twitter feed
- Photo Gallery
After the show airs Sunday night, the full Oscars telecast and pre-show will be available on demand through WATCH ABC for verified viewers through Wednesday, March 5.
The WATCH ABC App can be downloaded on Apple iPhone and iPad, Android devices, and Amazon Kindle tablets.
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The official Oscars live blog can be accessed here.