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See the OscarsĀ® exclusively live on Sky

25 February 2013

This year's Academy Awards® can be seen exclusively in the UK live on Sky Movies tonight - on a dedicated HD Oscars® channel.

The 85th Academy Awards ceremony will be broadcast as it happens from Los Angeles on Sunday February 24 on the new channel Sky Movies Oscars / HD, which launches on February 11.
 
DI Sky Movies HD Oscars LogoSky Movies presenter Alex Zane will be joined in Sky’s London studio by actor Colin Salmon, film expert Boyd Hilton and fashion hackette Antonia O'Brien, who'll be sharing their predictions and reactions throughout the movie world’s most exciting night of the year.

Sky News correspondent Lucy Cotter will be reporting live from the red carpet, bringing Hollywood glamour and exclusive chats directly to Sky viewers’ living rooms for Oscars 2013: Red Carpet Live.
 
Televised live from the Dolby Theater in LA, this year’s ceremony will be hosted by funnyman Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Ted and Family Guy, while British sensation Adele is lined up to perform her Academy Award-nominated song Skyfall alongside a wider 50th Anniversary Bond tribute. 

The ceremony will also feature a live performance from two-time Academy Award winner and three-time nominee Barbra Streisand, who last sang at the Oscars in 1977.
 
DI Moet & Chandon Sponsored By logo (2)Whilst Sky Movies has been the home of the Academy Awards in the UK for nine consecutive years, this is the first time it will have a dedicated channel.

From February 11, Sky Movies Showcase / HD will become Sky Movies Oscars / HD, showing award-winning films 24 hours a day until the Academy Awards ceremony itself on February 24.
 
The Sky Movies Oscars / HD channel line-up boasts 10 of last year’s 12 Oscar-winning feature films - including the five-time Oscar-winning silent film sensation The Artist – as well as a vast array of previous winners including Forrest Gump, Girl, Interrupted, Philadelphia, Kramer vs Kramer, Pulp Fiction, Boys Don’t Cry and The King’s Speech.

Here's a taster of what to expect...

The season will also be available On Demand and on the move with Sky Go and with the recently launched Sky Go Extra, which allows customers to download TV from Sky to watch offline, wherever they are.

Oscar Night - Sunday 24 February

Here's the running order for Oscar night on Sky Movies Oscars / HD.

11.30pm  Oscars 2013 Red Carpet Live (also on Sky Living / HD)
1.30am  The 85th Annual Academy Awards® Live
5am  Lincoln: Sky Movies Special
5.30am  Les Miserables Special
 
It's going to be a wonderful night, but don't take our word for it - see what some of the biggest winners have to say about it...