KUSA - Oscars night in America is here. For some, the night is about the glamour of Hollywood, the red carpet attire and the entertainment of the host and the speeches. For others it's about the films themselves and what new ground has or hasn't been broken in the industry.
Whatever the reason to watch, millions are expected to experience the 86th Academy Awards Sunday night by turning on the TV or live stream and chatting on social networks about all things Oscars.
Whether you're gathering with others for the Oscars or sharing your thoughts on social media, the experience is as much about being social as it is about who actually wins.
If you're hosting or attending a party, check out the 9NEWS Pinterest board for ideas: http://on9news.tv/1cdusAi.
Here are a few locations hosting Oscar night parties in the metro area:
GlitzGlamGive gala with Denver Film Society: http://bit.ly/NcRLi1
Cinema Grill, Aurora: http://cinemagrill.com
Caveau Wine Bar Oscar Viewing Party: http://bit.ly/1hJwMN7
Lannie's Clocktower, Denver: http://bit.ly/1kwQBsP
If you know of additional Oscar events, add information about them in the comments.
Cast your vote for each category by printing this ballot: http://on9news.tv/1i0bShh. Many at 9NEWS will be posting our ballots on Facebook and Twitter through the weekend. We invite you to compare your choices to ours and to follow along with us during the Oscars!
Here are ways you can interact with the Oscars:
Get yourself red carpet ready and tweet a photo with the hashtag #MyOscarPhoto to Oscars Twitter account @TheAcademy. Select #MyOscarPhoto tweets will be chosen and shown live during Oscars Red Carpet Live. Information: http://bit.ly/1gFhEQ5.
Viewers are invited to join the second screen experience with "The Oscars Backstage." This gives viewers access to three channels show what is happening behind the scenes during the award show. You can find this link here: http://oscar.go.com/the-oscars-backstage.
Join 9NEWS during the Oscars on these social networks: