For the first time in the long history of the Oscars, you will be able to watch the Oscars online. ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be making the entire telecast available on multiple online venues starting Monday morning.
Deadline.com is reporting that this is the first time that you will be able to watch more than a few clips here and there. The entire broadcast, from beginning to end will be made available for a limited time as well.
The broadcast will be put online from Monday morning until February 27. That means that should you somehow miss something from tonight’s show you will have a window to go and catch it online. There has been a lot of talk about just how good performances like that of the cast for Les Miserables will be but few people can sit down and watch the show from beginning to end.
Thanks to the Oscars being online tomorrow, you can go back and watch Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway sing their little hearts out as often as you’d like. Not only is this the first time that the Oscars have been made available online in their entirety, but this is the first time any awards show has had this kind of offering.
You will be able to watch the entire Oscars presentation online through ABC.com, Hulu.com and several of Hulu’s distribution partners. Mobile device fans will also reportedly be able to watch through the ABC player app and the Hulu Plus application.
In addition to getting the entire Oscars 2013 broadcast early Monday morning, Oscar.com will have buzzed about clips up earlier than ever before. If there is an especially funny joke, or buzzed about musical performance it will be posted almost instantly.
Those wanting to watch the Oscars live will still have to do so through regular broadcast television. The awards show is simply too valuable as a revenue producer for ABC to allow it to be broadcast anywhere but live television initially.