When 40 million Americans tune into the 88th Academy Awards tonight, to see Oscar nominees like Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio and host Chris Rock, the vast majority of them will watch it on TV. The old-fashioned way, where you watch stars accept their awards, cut to commercial and repeat.
It'll be great, but for some people, you'll be able to watch the Academy Awards like you've never seen it before. This year, you can go backstage to see the stars when they're being their true selves, and you'll see them all dolled up walking the Red Carpet.
Of course, you'll be able to watch the show, too. However, there are some limitations.
To live stream the Oscars (click here), and at Oscars.go.com, you have to have a pay TV provider. The site will ask you to input your provider. And it's limited to these metropolitan areas: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco.
You can also watch it on the app, Watch ABC. But only in those metro areas and if you have a pay TV provider.
If you can stream the Oscars, the Red Carpet and backstage starts at 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Pacific. The Academy Awards ceremony begins at 8:30/5:30 p.m.
However, you can also use social media to watch behind-the-scenes video footage. Use #Oscars or #Oscars2016.
Note: You can watch the Oscars live in HD even if you don't pay for cable TV or satellite TV. With the razor-thin Komando Indoor Amplified HD Antenna, you can watch all your favorite local TV channels and network TV shows for free.