As the home of blockbuster movies and series, OSN will broadcast the 87th Academy Awards ceremony on OSN Movies Festival HD, on February 23, 2015. It will be the first time that a broadcaster is providing such comprehensive coverage of the ceremony, with over 7 hours of live broadcast including red-carpet arrivals, the red-carpet walk and the awards ceremony.
In addition, OSN will also host the massively popular Live from the Red Carpet, with Juliana Rancic, only on E!
As the excitement builds for the ceremony, OSN viewers are in for a treat as OSN Movies Festival HD is screening past Oscar nominated and winning titles, every night. Titles will include blockbuster releases like Gravity and 12 Years a Slave, to name a few.
Khulud Abu Homos, OSN’s Executive Vice President for programming and creative services said, “This year’s Academy Awards show is guaranteed to be a night of high-wire tension after a year of blockbuster movies in 2014. Critics are likely to be left guessing until the very last moment on who will pick up the coveted best picture award, as epic movie successes like Boyhood, Birdman and American Sniper battle it out. We at OSN are excited to be the region’s first network to bring such a spectacular event to our viewers live and exclusive.”
In the running for the award for ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ is Steve Carell for his captivating role as John E. du Pont, in the American biographical drama Foxcatcher. The film is based on the tragic events surrounding multimillionaire wrestling enthusiast, Du Pont, in his efforts to train a team for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Foxcatcher will be screened on OSN Movies Box Office HD from 20th February. Also, hoping to clinch the same award are Bradley Cooper in American Sniper, Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game and Michael Keaton in Birdman.
Other nominated movies currently available on OSN include Whiplash, The Judge and Gone Girl, to name a few