Time is ticking toward one of the most glamorous nights in Hollywood, where stars will fill the Dolby® Theatre for the 95th Oscars®.
As artists draft their acceptance speeches, we’ve assembled the ultimate guide to The Oscars®, which airs live on Sunday, March 12, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. This year’s awards show broadcasts from the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood, with an endless menu of dazzling performances, acclaimed presenters, and—of course—the coveted gold trophies.
From performance lineups to Disney’s celebrations, here’s our roadmap to this year’s Academy Awards®.
How can I watch the Oscars?
The Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 12, at 8 p.m. ET in more than 200 territories. The show will also be streamed on abc.com and on the ABC app; FAQs about availability can be found here.
You can also stream the show with a subscription to Hulu Live TV.
How and when can I watch the Oscars pre-shows?
Countdown to the Oscars®, the official lead-in to the 95th Oscars, will highlight Oscar nominees, performers, and presenters for the ultimate insider’s sneak peek. Hosting the pre-show is model Ashley Graham, actor Vanessa Hudgens (for her second consecutive year), and multi-hyphenate Lilly Singh. Content creator Reece Feldman will be a backstage correspondent, and Rocsi Diaz will be the correspondent for the Academy’s member viewing party in New York City. The pre-show airs Sunday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
Leading into the official pre-show, ABC News will have special coverage with a live Oscars pre-show On The Red Carpet Live: Countdown to Oscars 95®, Sunday, March 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. ET. The pre-show coverage will also stream on ABC News Live starting at 1:30 p.m. ET throughout the day until the start of the Academy Awards.
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, featuring interviews with Oscar nominees. 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.
How is Disney Parks celebrating Oscars week?
Limited-time food and photo ops are available throughout U.S. Disney Parks! At Disneyland Resort, the iconic Snow White-inspired Oscar statue is on display through Monday, March 20. The trophy traveled from The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, California, and is now available for photo ops at Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure Park. Another photo op is just beyond the tree branches at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, where a larger-than-life Oscars statue is stationed by a red carpet. The display will be up through Wednesday, March 15.
Limited-time food comes to Hollywood Land in Disney California Adventure Park from Friday, March 10, to Sunday, March 12. Guests can choose between three funnel cakes at Award Wieners and then head over to Schmoozies! for a chocolate brownie milkshake, looking dapper with a bow tie for the occasion.
At Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World Resort, the ABC Commissary offers a tropical tart topped with an Oscars chocolate coin while specialty popcorn blends are offered at select carts. These are available through Oscars Sunday, March 12. This year’s photo wall comes to Disney Springs in early March for the perfect picture. Post your photos to social media with the hashtags #DisneySprings and #Oscars.
Who are the nominees?
The Walt Disney Company received 22 nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 95th Oscars, including two Best Picture nominations for 20th Century Studios’ Avatar: The Way of Water and Searchlight Pictures’ The Banshees of Inisherin.
The Banshees of Inisherin leads with nine nominations, followed by Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with five, and Avatar: The Way of Water with four. Empire of Light, Fire of Love, Le Pupille, and Turning Red each received one nomination.
For a complete list of nominations, visit the Oscars website.
How do I make my predictions?
Play a free game of Oscars Pick ’Em for a chance to win your own prize! The Grand Prize Winner will receive an Oscars All-Star Winner prize package: a three-day/two-night trip for two to Los Angeles and tickets to the 2024 Oscars Watch Party at the Academy Museum. There are also 10 First Prize packs that each include an official Oscars tote, water bottle, notebook, pen, and beanie. Voting locks just before the show on Sunday, March 12. Enter here for your chance to win.
Who is the Oscars host?
Emmy® Award-winning late-night talk show host and producer Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars for the third time. Kimmel previously hosted back-to-back broadcasts in 2017 (89th Awards) and 2018 (90th Awards).
“Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honor or a trap. Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said ‘no,” Kimmel joked.
“Having Jimmy Kimmel return to host The Oscars is a dream come true. As we see every night on his own show, Jimmy can handle anything with both heart and humor; and we know that he will deliver the laughs and celebratory moments that define the Oscars,” said Craig Erwich, president, ABC Entertainment, Hulu & Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals.
Who are the Oscars presenters?
The roster includes Riz Ahmed, Emily Blunt, Glenn Close, Jennifer Connelly, Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Troy Kotsur, Jonathan Majors, Melissa McCarthy, Janelle Monáe, Deepika Padukone, Questlove, Zoe Saldaña, Donnie Yen, Halle Bailey, Antonio Banderas, Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Chastain, John Cho, Andrew Garfield, Hugh Grant, Danai Gurira, Salma Hayek Pinault, Nicole Kidman, Florence Pugh, Sigourney Weaver, Halle Berry, Paul Dano, Cara Delevingne, Harrison Ford, Kate Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Olsen, Pedro Pascal, and John Travolta.
Who are the Oscars performers?
Four of the five nominated songs were announced for the awards show. Rihanna will perform “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which marks her first Oscar nomination. Among other performers are Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava with “Naatu Naatu” from RRR, as well as actor/singer Sofia Carson and songwriter Diane Warren (marking her 14th Oscar nomination) with “Applause” from Tell It like a Woman.
Oscar-winning David Byrne, Oscar-nominated actor Stephanie Hsu, and music trio Son Lux will perform “This Is A Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once. Hsu is nominated for Actress in a Supporting Role and Son Lux is nominated for Original Score for their performances in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Grammy®-winning musician Lenny Kravitz will deliver the “In Memoriam” performance.
Who makes up the Oscars creative team?
Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner serve as The Oscars executive producers and showrunners, while Rob Paine returns for his 28th year in a new role as co-executive producer. They’re accompanied by producers Raj Kapoor, Sarah Levine Hall, Erin Irwin, and Jennifer Sharron, as well as Taryn Hurd as talent producer.
Rounding out The Oscars team are writers Agathe Panaretos, Dave Boone, and Nefetari Spencer, music director Rickey Minor, and lighting designer Robert Dickinson.
How can I watch Oscars post-show coverage?
The morning after, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest will keep the party going with backstage highlights. The Live After Oscar® Show will premiere live from the Dolby Theatre in national syndication on Monday, March 13, at 9 a.m. ET.
Ripa and Seacrest will be the first to chat with this year’s Oscar winners just after their acceptance speeches, collecting all the A-list action for viewers at home. Meanwhile, Emmy-winner Carson Kressley will serve as a special Live correspondent and report from the Oscar Red Carpet. Kressley will join Ripa and Seacrest on Monday morning with news of the previous night’s glamour.
“After two years producing the show bicoastally, we are beyond thrilled to be back on the Oscar stage for one of our absolute favorite shows of the year,” said executive producer Michael Gelman. “Kelly and Ryan and the entire Live team are geared up to deliver that signature Oscar excitement to our millions of viewers at home.”