Air Date: Sunday, February 27, 2005
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: "OSCAR COUNTDOWN 2005"
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Billy Bush, Jann Carl, Chris Connelly and Shaun Robinson have been set to co-host the Academy's arrivals show, "Oscar Countdown 2005," preceding the 77th Academy Awards(r) airing on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 on the ABC Television Network. This is the sixth Oscar Night(r) association for Connelly, and the second for Bush, Carl and Robinson. All four correspondents will conduct final interviews with the nominees to determine their last-minute frame of mind as they walk down the red carpet.

Bush is co-anchor of "Access Hollywood." He joined the program in December 2001 as the east coast correspondent and became the co-anchor in June of 2004.

Carl is in her tenth season serving as the weekend anchor and correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight." Prior to that she was an anchor for KTLA's "News at Ten" and a co-host on KABC's "Eye on LA."

Connelly is a correspondent for ESPN and a contributing correspondent for "20/20." Prior to ESPN he was an on-air correspondent and editorial director of MTV News.

Robinson is the weekend co-anchor and correspondent for "Access Hollywood." Prior to joining "Access Hollywood" in 1999, she was the morning anchor/reporter for the Fox-affiliated Miami television station, WVSN.

The pre-show will be produced by Dennis Doty and executive-produced by Gil Cates. It will air at 8:00 p.m., ET / 5:00 p.m., PT on the ABC Television Network, and will segue directly into the 77th Academy Awards presentation at 8:30 p.m., ET / 5:30 p.m., PT.

The Oscars are televised live by the ABC Television Network from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.(r) Information about the 77th Academy Awards can be accessed at www. oscar.com.

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