Watch Oscars: Live Stream of Academy Awards Tonight, Watch ABC Links

February 22, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

There are live streaming options available for watching the Academy Awards on Sunday night.

The early access and backstage portion of the awards ceremony starts at 7 p.m. ET. One can watch the Oscars via the Watch ABC app, which is accessible here.  It’s available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Here’s what the Oscars site says on scheduling:

RED CARPET: Fashion, fashion and more fashion! Watch your favorite celebrities walk the red carpet in stunning ensembles only seen at The Oscars
BACKSTAGE: What happens behind the red curtains during Hollywood’s biggest night? Now you can find out with access to candid backstage cameras
WINNERS: Catch the winners’ first thoughts as they step backstage after their acceptance speeches
MORE: And there’s even more to be seen on The Oscars Backstage— the ultimate viewing companion for Oscar Sunday


The Associated Press has more:

The Oscar movies this year may be small, but they’re packing a lot of drama.

When the 87th Academy Awards kick off Sunday night at 8:30 EST, the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles will be buzzing with something the Oscars haven’t always had in recent years: genuine intrigue at who the night’s biggest winners will be.

The Oscars may also have another sight unusual to Southern California: rain. Light afternoon showers are expected, which could dampen red-carpet arrivals (though the carpet itself is under a glass tent).

With a co-leading nine nominations, Alejandro Inarritu’s backstage comedy “Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” flies in with the strongest wind at its back. It topped the acting, directing and producing guild awards, which are often strong predictors of what the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will vote for.

“Birdman” also won best feature at Saturday’s Independent Film Spirit Awards, further boosting its momentum. At the pre-Oscars beachside bash, star Michael Keaton, who won best actor, proclaimed the film “bold cinema” and “a game changer,” a judgment shared by many in Hollywood who no doubt recognize something in Keaton’s character’s out-of-control ego.