Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic host E!'s "Live From the Red Carpet: The 2014 Academy Awards'by jmaloni
On Sunday, March 2, E! goes live from the heart of Hollywood with almost 10 hours of coverage at this year's Oscars. As award season comes to a close, this year's Oscar race is one of the most buzzed about in years and E!'s 20-plus cameras will bring fans closer to all the action as if they were actually on the carpet interviewing their favorite stars. E!'s on-camera team, led by Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic, will have the entire event covered with reporting from the network's exclusive headquarters inside the famed Roosevelt Hotel to the heart of all the A-list action from the star-studded red carpet.
From the very first limo arrival to the last of the night's biggest after-parties, E! will bring fans all the stars, the gowns, the shoes and even the manicures, with the most comprehensive Oscar coverage on the planet. E!'s complete on-air coverage will be complemented by the network's digital, mobile and social platforms, highlighted by Eonline's livestream show hosted by Catt Sadler and Jesse Giddings as an added second screen experience. Throughout the entire day, E!'s updated "Live from the Red Carpet" and "Fashion Police" apps will once again lead the conversation throughout Oscar Sunday.
•Beginning at 1:30 p.m., "Countdown to the Red Carpet: the 2014 Academy Awards" kicks off the biggest day in Hollywood with E!'s expert Oscar team of Rancic, Kelly Osbourne, Jason Kennedy, Sadler, Ross Mathews and George Kotsiopoulos, along with Kristin Dos Santos, Dave Karger, Ali Fedotowsky and fashion expert Orly Shani, reporting from the heart of Hollywood. From surprise special guests to fashion and film experts, E! will bring the most comprehensive coverage live from the Roosevelt Hotel, with additional reporting coming in from the red carpet and E!'s exclusive "Skybox."
•Then at 5:30 p.m., Seacrest will be live on the red carpet to catch up with Hollywood's biggest stars as they arrive at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, with Rancic and Dave Karger leading the team at E!'s Oscar headquarters in The Roosevelt Hotel, while Osbourne and Mathews report from E!'s "Skybox" with a birds-eye view of the stars on the carpet. In addition, E!'s "Fashion Turn powered by Vine" camera is an all-new addition to the 20-plus cameras throughout the venue. It allows celebrities to step onto a small platform where a video camera will encircle them creating a short Vine video of their entire outfit. In addition, Laura Brown, executive editor from Harper's Bazaar will talk Oscar fashion with Rancic and Osbourne, while E!'s Alicia Quarles will report live from the star-studded Vanity Fair viewing party throughout the show.
•Once the ceremony concludes, "E!'s After Party: The 2014 Academy Awards" continues with all-new celebrity interviews, fashion recaps and a look at all the winners from 11:30 p.m.-1a.m. Kennedy, Khloe Kardashian, Terrence Jenkins, Sadler, Brown, Karger, Kristina Guerrero and Quarles lead E!'s party coverage with all the winners and exclusive looks at some of the A-List parties.
•The E! super-sized Oscar celebration continues the next day, with Seacrest and Rancic in-studio for a 90-minute edition of "E! News" at 7 p.m. They'll offer a thorough wrap-up of the entire Oscar celebration, including the most memorable red carpet moments, the awards themselves and inside the lavish parties where the stars celebrate into the wee hours. Directly after "E! News" will be an extended, hour-long "Live From E! at 8:30 p.m. with special guest Ross Mathews discussing the best moments from "Oscar Sunday."
•Then, at 9:30 p.m., Joan Rivers, Rancic, Osbourne and George Kotsiopolous host a super-sized 90-minute "Fashion Police" breaking down all the Oscar fashions that will have all the world talking.