The 90th Year of the Oscars Will Be the Most Social Yet

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(WTNH) — The Oscars, which is also known as the Academy Awards, will be celebrating its’ 90th year with honors across 24-categories in film industry on Sunday, March 4th beginning with a red carpet pre-show at 6:30 p.m. and airing the ceremony at 8 p.m. on WTNH News 8.

In addition to the televised broadcast, The Oscars is planning to have its’ most social event utilizing technology from companies like Facebook to bring the red carpet experience directly to viewers.

Facebook Live from The Academy is bringing the ability for viewers and fans to join in on a Q&A live from various panels of nominees before the red carpet is set to begin. Starting at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday night, Facebook Watch will be presenting ‘Oscars: All Access‘ hosted by Sofia Carson, Ben Lyons alongside ‘Good Morning America’ contributor Chris Connelly and ESPN commentator Adnan Virk. There will be footage from over 20 different cameras to help bring footage from backstage and a live look into the actual broadcast as a complement to what viewers will see televised.Related Content:Oscars Making Changes to Prevent Another Envelope Error

On Instagram, The Academy will be providing live photo and video updates while Instagram’s own Instagram account will have their Stories feature taken over by Tom Holland of ‘The Avengers: Infinity War’ to provide a personal look at what is happening behind-the-scenes.

Twitter will be allowing viewers to live tweet and give their reactions during the show in real-time using #Oscars where trending topics mirror hot moments of the show, sometimes including outfit choices, actor or actress names and keywords from speeches.

It’s even easier to share your opinion and connect with the celebrities attending by using Facebook, Instagram or Twitter on #Oscars night this Sunday, March 4th on WTNH News 8.

Stay close to our News 8 website, social media and app for a a winner’s list as the event happens.

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