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Your Complete Guide to the 90th Academy Awards

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To see the complete list of winners from this year's Oscar show and highlights, click here.

The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be broadcast live on ABC. The special will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will be televised in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Each year ABC makes this event bigger and this year is no exception including a Countdown to the Oscars, Live! special and Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet both airing before the show on ABC. Other specials will air on Facebook and Instagram. Here is you complete guide to this year’s Oscars:

Countdown to the Oscars, Live!
ABC says this is the “ultimate guide to Hollywood’s biggest night” preparing viewers for the big night. Hosted by Paula Faris and Chris Connelly, the three hour special (!) will revisit unforgettable moments from Oscars past and will feature Whoopi Goldberg’s exclusive interview with chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company and museum campaign chair Robert A. Iger discussing the new Academy Museum and the 90th Oscars. Goldberg also brings viewers a first look inside the new museum and visits the Academy Film Archive which is full of treasured Hollywood memorabilia.

Faris and Connelly will be joined by special contributors including editorial director of People and Entertainment Weekly Jess Cagle, The Hollywood Reporter TV editor Marisa Guthrie, actor and writer Robert Wuhl, TV and radio personality Rolonda Watts, fashion expert Joe Zee and stylist to stars Sophie Lopez.

Countdown to the Oscars, Live! airs 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. PST


Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet
Billed as the “ultimate red carpet event” and highly anticipated lead-in to the live telecast of the 90th Oscars, Live From The Red Carpet is a 90-minute special hosted by Michael Strahan, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Sara Haines along with Vanity Fair executive West Coast editor Krista Smith and IMDb special correspondent Dave Karger. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. PST, ABC is the only telecast broadcasting live exclusively from the red carpet. The special features interviews with the nominees, presenters and performers arriving on the red carpet and gives viewers an ultimate insider’s view of all the pre-show excitement.

The Oscars: All Access
Emmy-winning The Oscars: All Access, which features red carpet highlights, exclusive footage from backstage and live “look-ins” to the Oscars telecast, will stream live on The Academy’s show page on Facebook Watch, The ABC Television Network Facebook page, Oscar.com and ABCNews.com, beginning at 3:30 p.m. PT. Hosting duties have been given to actress Sofia Carson and entertainment and sports commentators Chris Connelly, Ben Lyons and Adnan Virk. They are joined by newcomer actor Wesam Keesh from ABC’s upcoming legal drama For The People.

All Access features footage from over 20 cameras strategically placed along the red carpet, backstage and in the audience, providing fans with insider views into the most memorable moments of the night. This year, the Facebook community watching the The Oscars: All Access live stream may also receive a digital autograph from one of their favorite stars on the red carpet. The community can immerse themselves deeper into conversation around The Oscars, on the Academy’s official Facebook Group – Oscars Movie Club – to connect and discuss their favorite films, nominees and moments throughout the night.

Carson and Lyons will host from the red carpet and backstage, with Keesh contributing from the fan bleachers and Virk providing commentary during the backstage show. Chris Connelly is returning as the official greeter of The Oscars red carpet, which includes welcoming nominees, presenters and performers to the show.

And on Instagram…
On Instagram, @theacademy will be sharing every exclusive, star-studded moment of the big day on Stories and Live. Tom Holland will be taking over the official @instagram Instagram Stories. Additionally, throughout the day, viewers can see exclusive video and Boomerang content from their favorite celebrities, glam squads and industry insiders by following #Oscars on Instagram. Stars are expected to take to Instagram to share every moment of the big day – from the highlights to the moments in between. For a first-hand look at the Oscars experience, be sure to follow some of the key nominees including Margot Robbie, Timothée Chalamet, Octavia Spencer and more, in addition to all of the best picture nominees.

The Main Production
The 90th Oscars begins at 5:00 p.m. PST. And will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

This Year’s Nominees
The Best Picture nominees are: Call Me by Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, The Post, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. To see the full list of nominees, click here.

This Year’s Performers
Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Natalia Lafourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, Sufjan Stevens and Oscar winner Common will perform this year’s nominated songs at the 90th Oscars ceremony. Bernal, Lafourcade and Miguel will perform the Oscar-nominated song “Remember Me” from Coco, Blige will perform “Mighty River” from Mudbound, Common and Andra Day will perform “Stand Up For Something” from Marshall, Settle will perform “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman and Stevens will perform “Mystery of Love,” written for Call Me by Your Name.

This Year’s Presenters
This year’s presenters include Mahershala Ali, Emily Blunt, Chadwick Boseman, Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle, Viola Davis, Eugenio Derbez, Laura Dern, Ansel Elgort, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, Gal Gadot, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Eiza Gonzalez, Tiffany Haddish, Mark Hamill, Armie Hammer, Tom Holland, Oscar Isaac, Ashley Judd, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, Kumail Nanjiani, Lupita Nyong’o, Margot Robbie, Gina Rodriguez, Eva Marie Saint, Emma Stone, Wes Studi, Kelly Marie Tran, Daniela Vega, Christopher Walken and Zendaya


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