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Watch The Oscars Exclusively Live On Sky

News Release

January 28, 2004.

Watch The Oscars Exclusively Live On Sky

SKY Television confirmed today that it will broadcast the 76th Annual Academy Awards® EXCLUSIVELY LIVE from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on SKY Movies 1, Monday, March 1 from 1pm.

SKY Movies 1 will begin its LIVE build-up from the Kodak Theatre at 1pm, with the Awards ceremony set to begin at 2pm.

New Zealanders have a vested interest in these Academy Awards®. Firstly, Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King has 11 nominations including Best Director and Best Picture - the most nominations for any picture this year.

Plus, Kiwi sensation, 13-year-old Keisha Castle-Hughes, is the youngest ever actor to garner a "Best Actress in a Leading Role" nomination for her stunning performance in Whale Rider.

SKY'S coverage of the event also includes E! channel's 3-hour special, Countdown to the Red Carpet, from 6am, followed by Live From the Red Carpet at 12pm.

Preceding the Academy Awards® on Monday, February 23 at 4pm are the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®. The SAG Awards® are unique in that they only have 13 categories honouring the most breathtaking acting performances in both film and television.

Keisha Castle-Hughes has been nominated for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role", and the cast from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King has been nominated in the "Outstanding Cast Performance in a Theatrical Motion Picture " category.

The 76th Annual Academy Awards® will screen EXCLUSIVELY LIVE on SKY Movies 1, Monday, March 1 at 1pm, replaying on Saturday, March 6 at 3pm. LIVE pre and post show coverage will screen on E! with Countdown to the Red Carpet at 6am and Live From the Red Carpet at 12pm.

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