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Sean Daly, Michelle Stark and Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Your guide to watching the Oscars on Sunday

27

February

Sure, some people will just pop some popcorn and turn on the TV Sunday night to watch the Oscar telecast. Amateurs. True fans of the best award show know that things start much earlier and on multiple platforms. Here's your roadmap to keeping up with the fashion police and the snark patrol on Oscar night:

RAZZIES: True snarkers would rather start watching on Saturday night when the Golden Raspberry Awards, aka the Razzies, will be given out to shame the worst that Hollywood had to offer this year. You can see the full list of nominees here and even become a voting member yourself.  Leading the nominations is Adam Sandler's Grown Ups 2, with eight nominations. Johnny Depp's The Lone Ranger, Will Smith's After Earth and comedy ensemble Movie 43, are also all in the running for the worst movie award. Wouldn't it be great if we could watch that award show too? That's not gonna happen. According to the Razzies website: "We have actually negotiated with Comedy Central a number of times, and the stumbling block (as with every broadcast entity) is getting the rights to air clips from the nominees and "winners." Since Hollywood actively hates The RAZZIES, no studio is willing to let us show them in a commercial context."

RED CARPET: As for the Oscars, the E! channel once again will have Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic on the network's pre-Oscars red-carpet coverage beginning at 5:30 p.m. But the channel starts counting down to the red carpet beginning at 1:30 p.m. with fashionistas Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne, Jason Kennedy, Catt Sadler, Ross Mathews and George Kotsiopoulos, along with Kristin Dos Santos, Dave Karger, Ali Fedotowsky and fashion expert Orly Shani, all live from the famed Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

OSCARS SHOW: This year's Oscars award ceremony will be hosted by Ellen Degeneres and will air live on ABC at 8.30 p.m.  The Oscars Red Carpet Live! show will air from 7 p.m. anchored by Good Morning America anchors Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer. They will also have Jess Cagle, editorial director for People and Entertainment Weekly, along with actor and model Tyson Beckford perched on the red carpet for the 90-minute pre-show. You can see Oscars Backstage at oscar.go.com, or via the Watch ABC app that can be downloaded here.

Performers at this year's Academy Awards are Pharrell Williams, U2, Karen O, Idina Menzel, Bette Midler and Pink.

ONLINE: MTV's Josh Horowitz and VH1's Kate Spencer will be on hand for Oscars 2014: Red Carpet Live, with celebrity and fashion news leading into the big night at MTV.com, VH1.com and LogoTV.com  from the moment that the carpet opens up at 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

The E! super-sized Oscar celebration continues the next day, with Ryan and Giuliana in-studio for a 90-minute edition of E! News at 7 p.m. that will include a thorough wrap-up of the entire Oscar celebration, including the most memorable red carpet moments, the awards themselves and inside the parties where the stars celebrate into the wee hours. Directly after E! News, stay connected with an extended hour-long Live From E! at 8:30 p.m.  with special guest Ross Mathews discussing the best moments from Oscar Sunday Then, following at 9:30 p.m.  Joan Rivers, Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopolous host a super-sized 90-minute “Fashion Police” breaking down all the Oscar fashions.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:01pm]

    

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