Oscars 2024: The 96th Academy Awards

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The 96th Academy Awards: An Exciting Night of Glamour and Cinematic Triumph, Kick-Off Time and Broadcast Details

The countdown to Hollywood’s biggest night is on! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has announced that the live telecast of the prestigious Oscars ceremony will commence an hour earlier than usual, starting at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT), on Sunday, March 12, 2023 [1]. ABC will air a captivating 30-minute pre-show leading up to the live telecast at 6:30 p.m. ET, and immediately following the end of the ceremony, a new episode of the critically acclaimed comedy “Abbott Elementary” will be aired [2].

In keeping with the tradition, the Academy has also stated that this year’s show runtime will last three and a half hours [3]. Jimmy Kimmel, who has previously hosted the awards ceremony in 2017, 2018, and 2022, will once again grace our screens as the emcee for the star-studded event [4][5]. Molly McNearney, Kimmel’s wife, will also be returning to serve as an executive producer for the second consecutive year [4][5].

Prepare yourselves for a thrilling journey as we witness which film will take home the coveted award for Best Picture and other prestigious categories. With 13 nominations, Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” is a strong contender; however, only time will tell who will truly dominate the Oscars [6].

For international viewers, local broadcast schedules are available here [7]. To catch all the glamour and excitement, tune in to ABC in the US at 7 p.m. ET, or stream it contact on abc.com and the ABC app [7]. The ceremony will also be accessible through subscription streaming services such as Hulu Live TV, YouTubeTV, AT&T TV, and FuboTV [7].

The anticipation builds as we eagerly wait for the official red carpet pre-show, which you can watch on ABC’s pre-show starting at 6:30 p.m. ET [2]. For those wanting an even earlier glimpse, E! will begin their live coverage from the red carpet arrivals site at 4 p.m. ET [2].

[1] News Finder, “Oscars telecast to start one hour earlier than in years past,” Alli Rosenbloom, November 28, 2022.
[2] News Finder, “Jimmy Kimmel to host the Oscars for fourth time, ‘Abbott Elementary’ to follow,” Dan Heching, November 30, 2022.
[3] News Finder, “How to watch the Oscars: Start time, live stream and red carpet arrivals,” Tom Page, March 9, 2023.
[4] News Finder, “From ‘Night Chef’ to ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’: How Molly McNearney and Jimmy Kimmel’s Emmy-winning team is redefining comedy,” Tom Page, February 21, 2023.
[5] News Finder, “Jimmy Kimmel to host the Academy Awards for the fourth time,” Tom Page, November 30, 2022.
[6] News Finder, “Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’: The film that could clean up at the Oscars,” Tom Page, March 2, 2023.
[7] News Finder, “How to watch the Oscars: Start time, live stream and red carpet arrivals,” Tom Page, March 9, 2023.