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Running in Real Time: #Oscar Live Updates

Around Maryland and the globe, the tweets are pouring in about Sunday's 86th annual Academy Awards. Who are your Oscar picks?

The 86th annual Academy Awards are Sunday. Credit: Special/South Gate-Lynwood Patch
The 86th annual Academy Awards are Sunday. Credit: Special/South Gate-Lynwood Patch
By Hunt Archbold

Get ready Maryland, the 86th annual Academy Awards are Sunday, and not just Sunday evening as it's an all-day affair.

While the program airs live on ABC Sunday beginning at 7 p.m., red carpet coverage begins on E! at 1:30 p.m. Gosh that's a lot of time to gush about how fabulous everyone looks...or doesn't.

#Oscar has been going nuts on Twitter for some time now and the fervor is only building as the red carpet and ceremony approach. Follow along here and see what people are saying, and don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comment section below. 

Here's 10 things you may not know about the Oscars, and the full list of Oscar night presenters can be found here.

And here's a few major categories and their nominees. Who do you think will win?

Best Picture
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
The Wolf of Wall Street


Best Actor
Christian Bale (American Hustle)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Wolf of Wall Street)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
Jonah Hill (Wolf of Wall Street)
*Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
June Squibb (Nebraska)
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)

Best Director
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street
David O. Russell (American Hustle)
Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)

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