A Complete Guide to the 96th Oscars® on ABC

Before the 96th Oscars® airs live coast to coast on ABC, get all the details on this year’s ceremony, from the host and the nominees to the presenters and the performers—plus pre- and post-awards coverage featuring all the stars, the fashions, and, of course, the films.

How and when can I watch the Oscars pre-shows?

Leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night, the Good Morning America team will interview Jimmy Kimmel, who will host the show, and Wolfgang Puck, who is crafting the menu for the Governors Ball, the official post-Oscars celebration. GMA‘s Lara Spencer will report from the red carpet on Thursday, March 7, and Friday, March 8, and Whit Johnson will co-anchor the Saturday and Sunday broadcasts of Good Morning America live from Hollywood.

On Friday, March 8, and Monday, March 11, ABC News’ DeMarco Morgan and Eva Pilgrim and chief health and medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton will originate special editions of GMA3: What You Need to Know from the red carpet and live from the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, respectively. In addition to interviews with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences CEO Bill Kramer, Jimmy Kimmel Live!‘s Guillermo Rodriguez, and Academy social media ambassador and red carpet correspondent Amelia Dimoldenberg, there will be segments highlighting the Best Costume Design nominees; a tour of the Academy’s museum, library, and archive; and more. In the March 11 broadcast, comedian Roy Wood Jr. will share his takes on all the winners from the big night. Also, on March 8, Linsey Davis will anchor a special edition of ABC News Live Prime live from the red carpet.

ABC News will broadcast Countdown to Oscars: On the Red Carpet Live! on Sunday, March 10, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. The pre-show coverage will begin streaming on ABC News Live at the same time and continue throughout the day until the start of the Oscars ceremony. Davis and Johnson will host live from the red carpet, where they will preview the ceremony and interview nominees and presenters and share an exclusive preview of the Governors Ball. The pre-show will also feature ABC News’ Pilgrim, Morgan, Chris Connelly, Kelley Carter, and Mike Muse, in addition to Variety‘s Clayton Davis and celebrity stylist Joe Zee.

Local red carpet coverage starts Sunday, March 10, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT with Countdown to Oscars: On The Red Carpet Live and will continue at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT with On The Red Carpet at the Oscars, hosted by George Pennacchio with Roshumba Williams, Leslie Lopez, and Rachel Brown. Watch all the action from the red carpet live on ABC or stream each show live on OnTheRedCarpet.com or On the Red Carpet’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

At 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT on ABC, Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough will host The Oscars Red Carpet Show, the official lead-in to the 96th Oscars. This will mark Hough’s inaugural year and Hudgens’ third consecutive year hosting the official pre-show. The 30-minute special will highlight Oscar nominees, performers, and presenters, and provide a multi-view experience of the red carpet arrivals, showing viewers every can’t-miss moment from Hollywood’s biggest night. The pre-show is executive produced by David Chamberlin.

Want more Oscars? Tune in to the all-new Oscars On the Red Carpet Encore Unlocked Channel to see memorable moments from years past during the epic celebration that takes place on Hollywood’s biggest night. The fashion, glamour, and star power can currently be streamed for free 24/7—with no sign-in needed—in the ABC app (available on iOS and Android), on ABC.com, or via connected devices using Amazon Fire TV, AppleTV, and Roku.

When are The Oscars on TV?

Live from the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood, the 96th Oscars will take place Sunday, March 10, and air live beginning at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide. Viewers can also watch on abc.com and the ABC app* by authenticating with their provider. An American Sign Language (ASL) livestream with Deaf Interpreters will accompany the 96th Oscars broadcast, also starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

How else can I get real-time Oscars updates?

GoodMorningAmerica.com, the Good Morning America social media accounts, and ABCNews.com will have live coverage of the red carpet and awards show beginning at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on March 10. Additionally, ABC Audio will have full coverage of Oscars night. Live reports will be heard throughout the evening on ABC News Radio affiliates across the U.S., along with full audio, video, and written recaps of big moments on March 11.

Who are this year’s Oscar nominees?

The Walt Disney Company received a combined 20 nominations across its Walt Disney Studios, content brands, and platforms, including 20th Century Studios, Disney+, Hulu, Lucasfilm Ltd., Marvel Studios, National Geographic Documentary Films, Pixar Animation Studios, and Searchlight Pictures. Poor Things leads with 11, followed by The Creator with two. Bobi Wine: The People’s President, Elemental, Flamin’ Hot, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, The Last Repair Shop, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, and Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó each received one. (See the full breakdown of The Walt Disney Company’s nominations here.) ABC offers a printable ballot so fans can play along and predict who will go home a winner!

Stream select Oscar-nominated films now on Disney+ and Hulu.

How do I play Oscars Pick ‘Em?

Visit abc.com and make at least one pick to get started. Winning picks are worth 10 points, and each pick will lock at the time indicated on the matchup. 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 2025 Oscars Watch Party at the Academy Museum, plus $5,000. Also, there are 10 first prize packs that each include an official Oscars water bottle, a shirt, a notebook, playing cards, and an embroidered cap. Click here for the official rules.

Who is the hosting the 2024 Oscars?

Emmy® Award-winning late-night talk show host Kimmel will once again do the honors, marking his fourth time since 2017. “After his triumphant return to the Oscars stage last year, we are honored to have Jimmy back to guide us through one of the most beloved celebrations in entertainment,” says Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu, and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals. “He is such a valuable member of our Disney family, and we could not be more appreciative of him and his entire team.”

Quips Kimmel, “I always dreamed of hosting the Oscars exactly four times.”

“What sets the Oscars apart from other live events?” Kimmel asks. “Well, it’s not as sweaty as the Super Bowl. It’s classier than any of the other award shows. This is the big one. It’s the granddaddy of them all, and everybody is aware of that and pretty excited to be there.”

Who is presenting at the Oscars?

Mahershala Ali, Emily Blunt, Bad Bunny, Nicolas, Cage, Jamie Lee Curtis, Cynthia Erivo, America Ferrera, Sally Field, Brendan Fraser, Ryan Gosling, Ariana Grande, Chris Hemsworth, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Keaton, Regina King, Ben Kingsley, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Matthew McConaughey, Kate McKinnon, Rita Moreno, John Mulaney, Lupita Nyong’o, Catherine O’Hara, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ke Huy Quan, Issa Rae, Tim Robbins, Sam Rockwell, Octavia Spencer, Steven Spielberg, Mary Steenburgen, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlize Theron, Christoph Waltz, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Yeoh, Ramy Youssef, and Zendaya are all confirmed to present at the Academy Awards®.

Who is performing at the Oscars?

This year’s Best Original Song nominees and performers are as follows:

  • “The Fire Inside” from Flamin’ Hot – Performed by Becky G
  • “I’m Just Ken” from Barbie – Performed by Ryan Gosling and Mark Ronson
  • “It Never Went Away” from American Symphony – Performed by Jon Batiste
  • “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)” from Killers of the Flower Moon – Performed by Scott George and the Osage Singers
  • “What Was I Made For?” from Barbie – Performed by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
Who is on the Oscars’ creative team?

Showrunner Raj Kapoor is executive producing the ceremony with Molly McNearney and Katy Mullan, with Hamish Hamilton returning to direct for the fourth time. Kenny Gravillis is the creative director; Misty Buckley and Alana Billingsley are the production designers; Chamberlin is the red carpet show executive producer; and Lisa Love and Raúl Àvila are the red carpet creative consultants. Also returning are co-executive producer Rob Paine; talent producer Taryn Hurd; producers Sarah Levine Hall, Erin Irwin, and Jennifer Sharron; music director Rickey Minor; and lighting designers Bob Dickinson and Noah Mitz.

“Having worked with Raj, Katy, and Hamish on many special and memorable projects over the years, we have full confidence in their vision for the 96th Oscars,” says Rob Mills, Executive Vice President, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television. “Their creativity, infectious energy, and sincere love for the movies will be the ticket to making this year’s ceremony a night to remember.”

Writers include Jamie Abrahams, Rory Albanese, Amberia Allen, Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Bryan Cook, Blaire Erskine, Devin Field, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Eric Immerman, Jesse Joyce, Kimmel, Carol Leifer, Jon Macks, Mitch Marchand, Greg Martin, Jesse McLaren, McNearney, Keaton Patti, Danny Ricker, Louis Virtel, and Troy Walker. “This was an exceptional year for movies,” says McNearney, who returns to executive produce for the second consecutive year. “I’ve watched every single one of them, and I can’t wait to see all of the [nominees] in one room. It’s really exciting to connect with an audience at home, who I believe also felt really joyful watching all of these movies.”

What’s airing on ABC after the Oscars?

Immediately following the ceremony, ABC will broadcast a new episode of the Emmy-, Golden Globe®-, and Peabody Award-winning comedy Abbott Elementary. In “Willard R. Abbott,” Abbott Elementary is deemed a Philadelphia historical landmark, much to the delight of Ava Coleman (Janelle James) and Janine Teagues (Quinta Brunson) and the chagrin of Barbara Howard (Sheryl Lee Ralph) and Melissa Schemmenti (Lisa Ann Walter). The school plans a celebration honoring its namesake, but not everything goes as planned.

Good Morning America will air its signature “Oscars After Party” on March 11, live from Times Square. It will include post-show updates, as well as Spencer’s backstage interviews. Later that day, GMA3 hosts Morgan, Pilgrim, and Dr. Ashton will originate a special edition of the broadcast from the red carpet and live from the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Meanwhile, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, and the Live team will work through the Oscars Sunday in preparation for TV’s biggest morning of the year! The fan-favorite After the Oscars special will air live from the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood at 9 a.m. ET/PT on Monday, March 11, and feature unforgettable moments with the winners—captured the moment they walk offstage. Live’s highest-rated show of the year will take place in front of a supersized audience and include musical performances, fashion panels—and much more!

*Livestream on abc.com and the ABC app is available with a participating TV provider account in select markets only. Visit abc.com/faq for details.