Oscar awards show can now be seen online via ABC, Hulu

The entire broadcast can be streamed from now until Wednesday through ABC.com, ABC On Demand, Hulu, and Hulu Plus.

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Those of you who missed the Oscars on TV last night can catch the entire show online.

As of 3 a.m. PT this morning, the full awards ceremony has been available for streaming through several outlets, including ABC.com, the ABC Player app for iOS, the free Hulu site, Hulu Plus, and ABC On Demand.

The streaming Oscars will be available only until this Wednesday at 9 p.m. PT. The online version will also offer its fair share of commercials. But the ads will be short and sweet -- 15 to 30 seconds in length.

"Tonight's show included remarkable performances that will surely have people talking," Karin Gilford, senior vice president of digital media for ABC Entertainment, said in a statement. "This is an easy, convenient way for anyone who missed the show to catch up and join the conversation. It's also perfect for anyone who just wants to relive the most magical moments of the night."

People also can catch their favorite celebrity moments directly at Oscar.com. The site's "Real Time Oscar Highlights" offers clips of celebrities on the red carpet and backstage during the show itself.

How did Oscar itself fare among the Twitter faithful?

Last night's Academy Awards triggered 8.9 milllion tweets -- 2.1 million during the red carpet and 6.8 million during the actual ceremonies.

The win for Best Picture by "Argo" led to 85,300 tweets per minute. Singer Adele performing the title track to the James Bond film "Skyfall" shot up the Twittersphere with 82,300 tweets per minute. Jennifer Lawrence's win for Best Lead Actress cooked up 71,600 tweets per minute.

Adele winning the award for Best Original Song grabbed 64,000 tweets per minute. And Anne Hathaway getting the nod for Best Supporting Actress saw 60,400 tweets per minute.