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What time are the Oscars? Where to watch pre-shows, post-shows and The Show

February 24, 2013|Ed Stockly

The 85th Academy Awards take place Sunday night beginning at 5 p.m. Pacific, but you can make a full day of Oscars TV viewing.

Oscar coverage begins Sunday morning and builds up to red carpet arrivals, interviews and more. The ceremony itself airs live at 5:30 p.m. Pacific on ABC.

You also can join us on for live coverage of the red carpet and ceremony, including video commentary during commercial breaks from film critic Kenneth Turan and writer Robin Abcarian. While the show airs, will have live updates on all the winners. Follow along from your computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Hosted by Seth MacFarlane, the show promises to be full of jokes, songs and musical production numbers. "Argo," Ben Affleck's drama set amid the Iranian hostage crisis, is considered the favorite to win best picture, but who knows? "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables,""Life of Pi," "Amour" and "Zero Dark Thirty" are all in the running as well. 

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Check below for a list of TV programming for the day. And as your second screen experience, look to the The Envelope, which has a play-at-home ballot, predictions and full coverage of all the nominees. Plus, during the show, Times film critic Kenneth Turan and staff writer Robin Abcarian will offer live commentary during commercial breaks.

“Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2013 Academy Awards” 10:30 a.m. E!: A first look at the evening's fashion parade and interviews. (N)

“On the Red Carpet at the Oscars” 2 p.m. ABC: A preview of the Academy Awards includes interviews with nominees and presenters. (N)

“Red Carpet Countdown: 2013 Academy Awards” 2 p.m. TV Guide: Preview of the nominated films, actors and actresses. (N)

“Live From the Red Carpet: The 2013 Academy Awards” 2:30 p.m. E!: The stars on the red carpet at the 2013 Academy Awards. (N)

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“Live From the Oscars” 3 p.m. KTLA: Red carpet interviews and fashion discussion at the 85th Academy Awards. Hosts Sam Rubin and Jessica Holmes. (N)

“Red Carpet With Chris Harrison: 2013 Academy Awards” 3 p.m. TV Guide: One-on-one with the feature film nominees. (N)

“Oscars Red Carpet Live” 4 p.m. ABC: Guests arrive for the 85th Academy Awards ceremony; Lara Spencer, Jess Cagle, Kristin Chenoweth and Kelly Rowland host. (N)

“The Oscars” 5:30 p.m. ABC: Honors for achievements in film take place at the Dolby Theatre; Adele, Norah Jones, Barbra Streisand and Shirley Bassey perform; Seth MacFarlane hosts. (N)

“On the Red Carpet at the Oscars” 8:30 p.m. ABC: George Pennacchio talks to winners; Oscar-night fashions with Roshumba Williams; coverage of Hollywood's after-Oscar parties. (N)

“E! After Party” 8:30 p.m. E!: 2013 Academy Awards: The highlights from the night's gala. (N)

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” 10 p.m. ABC: After the Oscars: Jamie Foxx; Channing Tatum; Robin Roberts. (N)


“Good Morning America” 7 a.m. ABC: Oscar highlights. (N)

“Live! With Kelly and Michael” 9 a.m. ABC: After-Oscar Show: Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan showcase all of the excitement from the Oscars and sit down with the best and brightest at Hollywood & Highland Center the morning after the ceremony; Jimmy Kimmel; Maria Menounos; Carson Kressley; Lawrence Zarian. (N)

“2013 Academy Awards Fashion Wrap” 8 p.m. TV Guide: The best- and worst-dressed lists. (N)

“Fashion Police” 8:30 p.m. E!: The 2013 Academy Awards: Special guests Sarah Silverman and Nina Garcia. (N)

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