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Countdown to 'Oscar Sunday' begins; new time for awards show

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Mon, Dec 4th 2017 03:10 pm
ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 90th Oscars telecast on Sunday, March 4, 2018, will now begin at 8 p.m. EST, a half-hour earlier than prior telecasts. As previously announced, late-night talk show favorite Jimmy Kimmel will return to host, and Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will return to produce.
Additionally, starting at 6:30 p.m., the Oscars pre-show returns to give fans exclusive insider access to all the excitement of the red carpet. The 90-minute special features interviews with nominees, presenters and performers, and brings viewers the best behind-the-scenes moments.
ABC and the Academy also released a first look at the 90th Oscars with a promo celebrating the season. Watch it below:
The 90th Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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