The 2013 Oscars show is creating a big buzz on the Internet this weekend. One of the biggest questions on the minds of Academy Awards fans on the Internet is whether the awards show will be shown online anywhere and whether any site will be hosting a streaming version of the show.
The answer is no. Last year there was a $29.99 pay per view service, but this year nothing. Usually, bootleg sites pop up providing illegal streams. They stay active until they get shut down. No one will be (legally) showing the Oscar 2013 show online. There will be no legal live stream broadcasts of the 2103 Academy Awards show.
But you can follow the Oscars with a free live app. Information on how to do that is here.
When will the Oscars start?
After a series of pre-Academy Awards shows, the Oscars show itself will begin on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 8:30 p.m. EST, or 5:30 p.m. PST.
All eyes of the world are on Hollywood this weekend for the 2013 Academy Awards. Preparations are well underway in Hollywood. Hollywood Boulevard is shut down in front of the Dolby Theater as LA gets ready for its big closeup. See slideshow above for pictures of the red carpet that was put in place in front of the Dolby Theater.
Oscars on TV
If you can't make it to Hollywood or to one of the Academy Awards parties on Sunday, of course, you can watch the show on TV. The 2013 Academy Awards (AKA The Oscars) is being broadcast on ABC-TV stations around the country.
Who's hosting the 2013 Oscars?
The 2013 Academy Awards will be hosted by a first-time host, Seth MacFarlane.
Oscars 2013: The Academy Awards post-show
If you are watching on the East Coast, most local stations will carry local news after the telecast. Most ABC stations on the West Coast will carry post-Oscars shows.
Oscars on TV, how long will Academy Awards show last?
But once again, the best way to watch the 2013 Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24, is free in your living room. The Oscars show will air around the country on ABC stations starting at 8:30 p.m. EST or 5:30 p.m. PST. Check your local listings for the ABC channel in your area. The Oscars show is expected to last at least three hours. But once again, the Oscars will not be shown online.