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Sky has launched a new pop-up channel for the film industry awards season - Sky Movies Oscars.

The channel will show over 100 Oscar-winning films on TV - alongside a range of supporting programming - over the next three weeks.

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But the centrepiece of the Sky Movies Oscars schedule will be live coverage of the 86th Annual Academy Awards from Los Angeles on Sunday March 2nd.

The 2014 ceremony - which will air exclusively in the UK on Sky Movies Oscars - is to be hosted by US chat show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres.

Alex Zane will present UK coverage from Sky’s London studio, ably assisted by a panel of celebrity guests and film experts.

In addition, Sky News correspondent Greg Milam will be reporting live from the red carpet, offering star interviews and all the latest Hollywood gossip.

Ahead of the Academy Awards in two weeks' time, film buffs can get themselves in the mood by working through Sky's catalogue of classic pictures.

Ten of the 12 Oscar-winning features from last year will be broadcast on Sky Movies Oscars, including 'Life of Pi', which picked up four gongs at the 2013 ceremony.

An array of previous winners such as 'The Full Monty', 'Gladiator', 'Goodfellas', 'Walk The Line', 'Gandhi' and 'Jaws' are also set to air, giving viewers plenty of choice.

Sky Movies subscribers can watch films live on TV, or at their convenience by using Sky On Demand. A number of collections are available to viewers who have connected their Sky+HD box to their broadband connection.

These include Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress, Best Writing, Best Visual Effects, Best Song and Musical Score and Other Winners.

Film fans who do not have a Sky Movies subscription can also watch the ceremony live, because Sky Movies Oscars is available on the contract-free streaming service NOW TV.

Consumers who buy a Sky Movies Month Pass for £8.99 will be able to watch all the action from the Dolby Theatre on Sunday March 2nd.

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