High definition television. It's so early 2000s, no?
If you're tired of tuning in to the prestigious Academy Awards ceremony on your giant flat screen (or just want to catch a repeat of "The Simpsons" instead) do not fret - we live in the age of technology. There are other options.
Internet speeds are at an all-time high, so it's no surprise to find several sites streaming the Oscars in all its glory. MTV's Live-Stream has the hook up for red carpet antics, where man-on-the-ground Josh Horowitz will be wrangling big stars and taking your questions. Through the magic of Twitter, you at home can pop questions to big name celebs by messaging @MTVNews and adding the hashtag #Oscars.
For the actual ceremony, tune in to YouTube's dedicated Oscar page, where they'll be streaming a simple telecast from the floor. They've also got a ton of behind-the-scenes videos starring hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Perfect for lulls in the action. Oscar.com also has their own streaming setup, but for a few dollars extra ($4.99 to be exact), you can soup it up to the "All Access" service, which gives you an unprecedented look at the show and backstage, where cameras pick up the post-win reactions and follow people to the after party.
For iPad/iPhone users, Apple has their own app designed in partnership with the Oscars, that gives you most of the "All Access" features of the website, put all on a handy mobile app. In case you're stuck on a long bus trip and need to watch the acceptance speeches live.
And what would a live event be without some awesome Twitter coverage? The usual suspects will all be tweeting and live-blogging Hollywood' biggest night with #Oscars, but if you're looking for a more intimate conversation, check out the "Mominees," a band of nominees' mothers shooting out 140 character reactions throughout the night. Who doesn't want to hear Franco's mother and grandmother giving advice to all the famous people in the room?
The Oscars air live this Sunday, February 27, at 8:30 P.M. EST, but the real show begins on the red carpet, which should pick up around 6:00 P.M. EST. Tune in any way you want!