Where to stream the 2014 Oscars live online

 

[Follow along with our Oscars live blog for all the news from the Academy Awards.]

Major networks are, to the delight of the cord-cutting public, gradually beginning to stream awards shows and other major events online. “Gradually” is the key word here, though. The Oscars will be streaming online tonight, for instance … but only to the residents of eight cities.

Those lucky cities are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and Fresno, Calif. (But not D.C.? Why?!) Cable subscribers in those cities can live-stream the telecast on Oscar.com and ABC.com, provided they belong to Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent Communications, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber or AT&T U-verse.

As for the other millions of frustrated TV watchers out there, you do have options — a dogged Google search should turn them up. You can also stream the red carpet show online. But your best bet for the actual event may be to head to a local bar or restaurant that’s playing the awards show. (It’s not too late!) The Post’s Going Out Guide has compiled some great D.C. options here.

 

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Why ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ should win the Best Picture Oscar

Why ‘American Hustle’ should win the Best Picture Oscar

 

Caitlin Dewey is The Post’s digital culture critic. Follow her on Twitter @caitlindewey or subscribe to her daily newsletter on all things Internet. (tinyletter.com/cdewey)

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