WATCH: Academy Awards Live Stream 2015!
Neil Patrick Harris hosts the 2015 Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday. Gossip Cop has a live stream below!
Harris, who has previously hosted the Tony Awards and the Emmy Awards, is expected to kick off the ceremony with a musical number called “Moving Pictures” that pays tribute to the film industry. The night’s entertainment factor is expected to be high, with Lady Gaga, Adam Levine, and Jennifer Hudson also among the night’s performers. Anna Kendrick, Jack Black, Tim McGraw, Rita Ora, Common and John Legend will all take the stage as well.
Per tradition, last year’s acting winners will return as presenters. Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto will present Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively, while Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong’o will be on hand for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. Other scheduled presenters include previous winners such as Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman and Shirley MacLaine. Nominees Reese Witherspoon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Marion Cotillard, and Oprah (a producing nominee for Best Picture contender Selma) will all present, too.
Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the nominations with nine nods apiece. The ceremony is slated to begin at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Gossip Cop will have a running winners list updated live, video of Harris’ opening, and clips of every can’t-miss moment. Watch the live stream at abc.go.com/watch-live!