The Academy, ABC Entertainment and Facebook are partnering to offer this year’s The Oscars Backstage on WATCH ABC.
Beginning at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, the curated “Director’s Cut” feed from The Oscars Backstage – which delivers three channels of live video feeds from over 20 cameras throughout the Dolby Theater to WATCH ABC for desktop and mobile devices – will also stream on the ABC Network’s Facebook Page and be part of the Facebook Trending Oscars experience.
“We’re excited to bring viewers backstage and provide exclusive access to all those memorable, talked-about Oscar moments – the ones that happen on stage as well as the stories that play out behind-the-scenes,” said Christina Kounelias, chief marketing officer, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
On the red carpet, ABC will incorporate exclusive, real-time Facebook data of the most buzzed about nominees during the pre-show. In addition, fans will be able to ask questions of their favorite nominees via the “Good Morning America” Facebook page, with the potential to see their question answered live on the red carpet.
Embeddable video clips of the most memorable moments of the awards show – including all musical performances – will be posted almost immediately after they air to Oscar.com/Video, with a selection of those also being shared on the Facebook pages.
Additionally, this is the first year that The Oscars and The Oscars Backstage will stream with the recently launched WATCH ABC features “Social Lens” and “FastShare,” which provide fans with an even more personalized social experience.
The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
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