Oscars 2014: The date, nominations, live streams - ALL you need to know

Tom Butler
Yahoo UK Movies News25 February 2014

This Sunday, the stars of the silver screen will descend on Hollywood for the biggest event in the movie calendar – the 86th Academy Awards, or The Oscars to you and me.

’12 Years A Slave’, ‘Gravity’, ‘American Hustle’, and ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ are all hotly-tipped for awards glory, but where, when, and how can you keep up with the action as it happens?


When are the Oscars 2014?
Date: March 2, 2014
Time: 11:30pm-04:00am

Where can I watch the Academy Awards live?
The 86th Academy Awards will be broadcast via livestream from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood exclusively to Sky Movies Oscars in the UK.

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The pre-show begins at 11:30pm with Red Carpet Live and that’s available on Sky Living and Sky Movies Oscars before the main event kicks off at 01:30am on Monday morning.

If you can’t watch the Awards live, we’ll be covering them as they happen on our Twitter stream at @YahooMoviesUK and you’ll find all the big stories as they happen on our Oscars page.


Who is this year’s Oscars host?
American stand-up comic, actress, and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will host the show for the second time.

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She proved to be a popular host in 2007, so the Academy have opted for a safe pair of hands following Seth McFarlane’s controversial turn last year.

The creator of ‘Family Guy’ and ’Ted' offended pretty much everyone with his “We Saw Your Boobs” song and jokes about domestic violence. Expect a much safer approach from the show this year.


How to get tickets to the 2014 Oscars red carpet
The Awards themselves are strictly for Academy members, film-makers and nominees, so it’s near impossible to attend as Joe Public. Most years, tickets for the red carpet viewing area known as the "bleacher seats" are allocated via a lottery system.

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This year the Academy dished out tickets through a social media competition dubbed Academy Fan Appreciation Week, which is now closed, so you’re out of luck if you were thinking of swinging by and ogling the stars this year.

The most sought-after tickets at the Oscars are known as “seat-fillers”. About 150 people are on standby every year to sit in vacant seats in the auditorium should any guests drop out. These are usually given to photogenic out of work actors and Academy employees with the application process renowned for being notoriously long-winded.

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