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ABC News kicks off ‘Oscar Sunday’ with ‘On The Red Carpet Live: Countdown to Oscars 95’
Model Ashley Graham, actor Vanessa Hudgens and multi-hyphenate Lilly Singh will host “Countdown to the Oscars,” the official lead-in to the 95th Oscars on Sunday, March 12, airing at 6:30 p.m. EDT on ABC.
This marks Hudgens second consecutive year hosting the official pre-show. Content creator Reece Feldman will be a backstage correspondent and Rocsi Diaz will be the correspondent for the Academy’s member viewing party in NYC. The 90-minute special will highlight Oscar nominees, performers and presenters, and give fans around the world “the ultimate insider’s sneak peek at Hollywood’s biggest night.”
“Countdown to the Oscars” is executive produced by David Chamberlin and Michael Antinoro, alongside executive producers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner.
Leading into the official preshow, ABC News will have special coverage of Hollywood’s biggest night with a live Oscars preshow “On The Red Carpet Live: Countdown to Oscars 95” from 1-4 p.m. The preshow coverage will also stream on ABC News Live.
ABC News Live Prime anchor and “World News Tonight” weekend anchor Linsey Davis and “Good Morning America” weekend co-anchor and “World News Tonight” weekend anchor Whit Johnson will host the red-carpet special at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, featuring interviews with Oscar nominees and previewing the big night. Davis and Johnson will be joined by ABC News correspondent Chris Connelly, ESPN’s Andscape senior entertainment reporter and ABC News contributor Kelley Carter and Hollywood insiders, including Variety’s Elizabeth Wagmeister and Clayton Davis, and celebrity stylist Joe Zee.