While glitzy movie awards shows come and go, there’s only one that draws stars, crowds and viewers in equal abundance – the biggest movie event of the year, the Oscars.
And the best way to watch the 86th Annual Academy Awards? Live, as it happens on Sky Movies Oscars, with TalkTalk TV – the Home of the 2014 Oscars.
With TalkTalk’s Essentials TV package, and the quick and easy addition of TalkTalk's Sky Movies Boost, you can watch the fun, glamour and craziness as it unfurls.
The Sky Movies Oscars channel will air the Academy Awards (to watch live or on demand), and show over 100 Oscar winners (featuring ten of last year’s 12 Oscar-winning feature films), including Life Of Pi, Gladiator, Jaws, Gandhi and many more.
And – just in case you needed them – here are four reasons to stay up way past your bedtime and watch the event live.
(Oh, and if work/life/sleepiness gets in the way, you can watch the whole thing using TalkTalk’s on demand service, too!)
Social Media Funtimes
If there’s one thing that accentuates the viewing experience, it’s playing along with all the social media lunacy that occurs as the awards are broadcast.
People all over the world come together to offer live commentaries on Twitter and share memes on Facebook - from insightful fact-finders, to fun gif creators and Photoshop comedians, the experience is only accentuated by getting involved with the biggest and most fascinating movie-related group discussion on the planet.
If we’re lucky, we might even be privy to another ‘Angelina Jolie’s right leg’ meme!
Make sure to follow TalkTalk TV on Facebook to join in the social fun, and to get a steady stream of all the latest Oscars news, entertainment, and fun and games.
The Presenting And Commentary
Following her barnstorming (and highly amusing) presenting gigs at the 2012 and 2013 Oscars, the Academy has asked comedienne Ellen DeGeneres back to corral the nominees, winners and losers into shape.
So, expect wry, silly and off-hand commentary galore.
Not only that, but Sky Movies Oscars will have Alex Zane connecting the on-screen dots with a host of other famous commentators, for insightful and irreverent commentary from a distinctly UK point of view.
Brush up on your own Oscar knowledge and become an insta-expert of your own by rifling through TalkTalk’s Box Office awards winners’ collection. Watching some of the best movies ever made - simply with a couple of clicks of your remote - isn’t too traumatic a piece of homework now, is it?
Slumber Party Fun!
Grab some friends, a few buckets of popcorn, some beers (or fizzy pop, depending on your age), and build a duvet fort - because bunking down in your living room with your besties is a great way to watch the Oscars.
Not only do you get to experience the ‘tee-hee-we’re-up-way-later-than-we-should-be’ thrill of it all, but you can provide your own gossip, commentary and inevitable arguments (when people win/lose) along the way.
And if you want to get in some slumber party practice in advance, then we heartily recommend you do a couple of trial runs, and make the most of TalkTalk’s PictureBox Boost when you’re at it. When you buy TalkTalk TV, you can trial the PictureBox Boost for free for a whole three months - meaning you get to dabble in its amazing movie library before, during and after the awards!
Last year, Jennifer Lawrence fell flat on her face tripping up the stage stairs, before engaging in hilariously flirty repartee with Jack Nicholson back-stage.
And that’s just for starters - from the rambling and weepy speeches to the winner/loser shockers, it’s one of the most unpredictable and enjoyable awards of the year.
Bunker down and brace yourself - it’s going to be a giddy, rocky ride, with more than enough endorphin-boosting shock moments to power you throughout the night.
And if you either doze off halfway through, or simply want to re-watch said hilarious/tearful moment again and again, remember the whole ceremony will be available to watch whenever you like, using TalkTalk’s on demand service.
The Oscars 2014: Red Carpet Live will air from 11:30pm to 1:30am on Sunday 2 March in the Sky Movies Boost.
The 86th Annual Academy Awards will air live exclusively on Sky Movies Oscars from 1:30am to 4am on Monday 3 March.
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