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Oscars 2013: What time are the Academy Awards?

February 23, 2013|By Nardine Saad

The 85th Academy Award nominees and winners have been chosen, the red carpet has been rolled out and the gilded Oscar statues have been polished. But what time is the show again?

The 2013 Oscars ceremony honoring the films of 2012 is set to take place Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The pre-show broadcast will begin on ABC with red carpet arrivals at 4 p.m.  PST (7 p.m. EST) and will be hosted by Lara Spencer, Jess Cagle, Kristin Chenoweth and Kelly Rowland.

The awards show will start at 5:30 p.m. PST (8:30 p.m. EST) and is scheduled to last three hours. It will be hosted by "Family Guy" and "Ted" star Seth MacFarlane and televised live in more than 225 countries.

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Ben Affleck's drama "Argo" has picked up several best picture awards this season, which makes it the front-runner for the best picture Oscar. However, Oscar nominators snubbed Affleck in the directing category, which leaves many questioning how it will fare on film's biggest night.

"Argo" is in good company in the best picture category: "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables," "Life of Pi," "Amour" and "Zero Dark Thirty" are also nominated. See the complete list of nominees here.

Last year's big winners, Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer, will return to present the acting awards. Grammy Award winners Adele, Norah Jones, Barbra Streisand and singer Shirley Bassey are slated to perform.

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The show will pay tribute to the James Bond franchise, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. Plans have been made for the best picture-winning "Chicago" cast to reunite on the 10th anniversary of its win to celebrate the movie musicals of the past decade. 

The eighth "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" will air later in the evening with Oscar winner and "Django Unchained" star Jamie Foxx and "Side Effects" actor Channing Tatum.

Last year, Kimmel's special premiered the trailer for "Movie: The Movie," which included several Oscar nominees. This year, the late-night host has plans to premiere the trailer for "Movie: The Movie Twovie," which will star Bradley Cooper, Jessica Chastain, Jude Law, Salma Hayek, John Krasinski, Samuel L. Jackson and more. It promises to be "the biggest, most star-studded imaginary film of all time," according to ABC. 

"Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" will air at 10 p.m. PST (12:05 a.m. EST) on ABC after the late local news broadcast.

For live updates from the Academy Awards show and everything leading up to it, click over to The Envelope for complete coverage, including Times film critic Kenneth Turan and staff writer Robin Abcarian providing live video commentary during the Oscar show's commercial breaks.

And if you're still hoping to win your Oscar pool, check out who Glenn Whipp is predicting takes home the statuette. Whipp, who writes about awards for The Times' Gold Standard, is swept through all 24 Oscar categories this week, assessing the races and predicting the winners.

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