Sky has confirmed that it will broadcast the 79th Annual Academy Awards in high definition. Both the live ceremony and red-carpet coverage will get the HD treament. Sky One HD’s 90 minute preview coverage will start at 11pm on Sunday 25 February. Fearne Cotton will host. Then Sky Movies and Sky Movies HD will begin live coverage of the awards beginning at 12.30am with the ceremony kicking off at 1.30am. Claudia Winkleman will offer commentary between the ad breaks. An HD highlights show will screen from 10pm on Monday 26.