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February 26, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST

The Oscars may dream in gold, but they’ll stream in blue.

As first reported by Variety, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be streaming behind-the-scenes video from Sunday’s ceremony exclusively via Facebook Live.

The footage, to be shot on smartphones, will be captured before, during, and after the show and beamed directly to the academy’s Facebook page. Checkpoints include the red carpet, the top of the staircase leading into the Dolby Theatre, a pre-show interview stage, the wings of the main stage, the press room, and the Governors Ball.

The Oscars have increasingly tried to tap into social media buzz in recent years, from Ellen DeGeneres’ famous selfie in 2014 to Neil Patrick Harris’ video announcement last year, to Chris Rock’s latest promos.

Watch the PEOPLE & EW Red Carpet Live streaming pre-show celebration on Feb. 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT on and, with live red carpet coverage, fashion and beauty trends, and winner predictions. And catch the 88th annual Academy Awards at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on ABC. For full coverage of the Oscars, head here.

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