Where to Watch the Oscars 2014: Various Live Streaming Efforts

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By charmaine corne clutton | March 3, 2014 9:28 AM EST

The most-awaited 86th Academy Awards is going to unfold on March 2, live at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The host for the prestigious awards night will be none other than Ellen DeGeneres, who also previously hosted the last Oscars. ABC will head the coverage for the of Oscars 2014 on Sunday night at 7 p.m. PT. For those who are not based in the US, ABC will extend its streaming services online-so that those outside the US border can still get the blow by blow action of the awards night. However, one has to be a subscriber of ABC's pay TV account.

For those on mobile devices, ABC also offers livestreaming efforts; one just has to download the ABC app that is available to all iOS, Android, Kindle and Windows mobile devices. One should be, however, a subscriber to ABC to access the livestream efforts.

Supposing the traffic of ABC interrupts with the livestream, fans can still be able to catch the Oscars by viewing famous entertainment shows. E! Online is offering a live from the red carpet coverage for the awards night. For those based in the UK, Telegraph will also host a live streaming effort for the awards night at 11p.m. (UK time).

Big stars such as Judi Dench, Julia Roberts, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence are going to battle it out in the upcoming Oscars to emerge at the top. Top contenders for majors awards such as for Best Actress include Amy Adams (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Judi Dench (Philomena), Julia Roberts (August:Osage Country) and Sandra Bullock for Gravity.

Meanwhile, top contenders for the Best Actor category includes Christian Bale (American Hustle), Leonardo DiCaprio (Wolf of Wall Street), Bruce Dern (Nebraska),Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and lastly,Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club).

The fast approaching Oscars is definitely going to  be the avenue for well-dressed celebrities to showcase their designers. Top pick for the most probably "Best Dressed" category includes the Yale educated Lupita Nyong'o-who is said to be currently dating "30 Seconds to Mars" frontman, Jared Leto as the two have been seen together lalone.

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