'OSCARS(R) OPENING CEREMONY: LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET'
The Only Official Oscars Opening Ceremony Coverage With
Exclusive Access to the Red Carpet in Final Hour Leading Up to Award Show
Hosted by Michael Strahan, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sara Haines, Krista Smith and Dave Karger
Airs Oscar Sunday, March 4, 6:30 p.m. EST/ 3:30 p.m. PST on The ABC Television Network
The ABC Television Network and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today "Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From The Red Carpet," the ultimate red carpet event and highly anticipated lead-in to the live telecast of the 90th Oscars hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday, March 4. This 90-minute special, hosted by "Good Morning America" co-anchor Michael Strahan, star of ABC's "The Goldbergs" Wendi McLendon-Covey, "The View" co-host Sara Haines, Vanity Fair executive West Coast editor Krista Smith and IMDb special correspondent Dave Karger begins at 6:30 p.m. EST/3:30 p.m. PST on The ABC Television Network and is the only official red carpet event. Additionally, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST (4:00-5:00 p.m. PST), ABC is the only telecast broadcasting live exclusively from the red carpet.
The special features interviews with the nominees, presenters and performers arriving on the red carpet and gives viewers an ultimate insider's view of all the pre-show excitement.
"Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From The Red Carpet," is produced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC News Live Events Group.
"The Oscars Opening Ceremony captures the energy and excitement of the red carpet like no other," said 90th Oscars producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. "This year promises to be even better with exclusive interviews and access you won't find anywhere else."
"We challenged ourselves to make this, our fourth consecutive year producing the official Oscars pre-show, the most exciting one yet. From a new, circular stage literally in the middle of the Red Carpet, additional camera angles never seen before and a few surprises planned, we want viewers to feel like they're right in the middle of the action," said executive producer John R. Green.
"Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From The Red Carpet" will be executive produced by John R. Green, Michael De Luca, Jennifer Todd, co-executive produced by Morgan Zalkin and directed by Jeff Winn. Marty Pasetta Jr. serves as creative consultant.
The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, at the Dolby Theatre(R) at Hollywood & Highland Center(R) in Hollywood, and will be broadcast live on The ABC Television Network at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST. "The Oscars," produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will also be televised in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
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