The 85th Annual Academy Awards (aka The Oscars), by far the biggest award ceremony in the field of motion pictures and arts, is scheduled to be held on February 24th, 2013 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. As always, ABC will be broadcasting the Oscars 2013 live on TV, but for some reason, you are unable to catch the live action on TV, there are some neat ways to watch Oscars 2013 live online. More on that later.
Seth MacFarlane will host the Oscars for the first time. He was also the host for the nominations show held in January this year. The movie, Lincoln has received the most nominations at Oscars this year (12), followed by Life of Pi (11). Other movies include Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook and Argo.
Sadly, this time around, we have not much information about the presenters and performers at Oscars 2013, so we’d have to wait and watch for that!
Watch Oscars 2013 Live Online
Unfortunately, unlike the Grammys, ABC won’t be live streaming the Oscars 2013 online. But we have found out some decent alternatives to watch Oscars 2013 live online for free.
1. Watch Oscars 2013 Live on ctv.ca – The Canadian channel will be live streaming both the Red carpet ceremony and the awards show live online, with an option for the fans to live chat while watching the show.
2. Watch Oscars 2013 Red Carpet Live on iPad and iPhone – The official Oscar backstage pass app for iOS lets you watch the Oscars red carpet live on your iDevice along with some exclusive clippings of the backstage preparations. Available only in US.
3. Watch Oscars 2013 Live online on Android devices – The official app from the official broadcaster, ABC, lets you watch the Red carpet live on your android devices. Unfortunately, the actual award show won’t be streamed online.
4. Watch Oscars 2013 Red Carpet Live online on E! – As always E!online will be live streaming the Oscars red carpet on desktops and mobiles.
5. Watch Oscar Awards 2013 live streaming online for free on UStream TV – a great resource for user generated live streaming links.
7. Academy Awards 2013 Live streaming for free on Justin TV – Similar to UStream, better quality streams to watch Oscars online.
8. Watch Oscars 2012 Online on Livestream – Over the past years these livestream channels had streamed the awards ceremony live. Keep a track of them:Livestream.com/AcademyAwards, Livestream.com/APLive or Livestream.com/theoscars
Other bootlegged live streams can be found at sites like atdhe.eu, but they are mostly unreliable.