The 2011 Academy Awards are this weekend (or the "Super Bowl" of award season as we like to call it around these parts), and though there have been predictions from everyone from psychics, to Twitter chatter, and our own editors, I can't wait to sit down in front of the tube with my champagne and watch it all unfold. If you're sans cable (like me), then you're probably wondering how I'm going to keep up with the action. I'll tell you: with the help of a few handy live streams, apps, and websites.
Find out which one's I'll be using after the break.
- PopSugar TV Live — The PopSugar team is broadcasting live from the red carpet! Get all the celeb info you need preshow with live video, photos, and tweets. Plus, we'll have folks backstage in the press room and attending some of the swankiest parties! Talk about juicy details.
- Oscar Backstage Pass — This app gives you a behind-the-scenes look at what's going on the red carpet, backstage, and during the show. Works on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
- Twitter — Celebrity moms are on the job, as they'll be tweeting live during the show. Expect some sappy and heartfelt notes about how proud they are.
- Oscar All Access — By signing up for the Oscar.com "All Access pass," you can control what you see and when thanks to the strategically-placed cameras set up in 15 different spots around the Kodak theater. Get a full view of the red carpet with the 360-degree camera, and even see what happens during commercial breaks. This VIP access will cost you, though — it's $5 to join.
- Slingbox — Can't be in front of your TV on Oscar night? If you've got a Slingbox at home, you can download one of the many Slingbox apps available, and watch from your mobile phone. It'll set you back $30 for the app.