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ABC Hosting Live 3-Hour Oscars Red Carpet Arrival Show

It’s Hollywood’s biggest night. With the 91st Oscars ceremony going host-less for the first time in years and dozens of Academy Awards to be handed out, there’s a lot of suspense building up around this year’s edition of The Oscars. The Red Carpet arrivals at the Oscars is the show before the show when Hollywood luminaries and award nominees show up in their best fancy duds for one more walk under the bright lights.

This year ABC will livestream “Oscars Countdown: The Red Carpet Live” for 3 hours leading up to the awards show itself with hosts ABC Correspondents Chris Connelly, TJ Holmes, and Janai Norman. The full show will appear on ABC News Live – the network’s 24/7 streaming channel available on Roku, Hulu, AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube, Apple News, Facebook, Twitter, and the ABC News site and mobile phone apps starting at 2:30pm ET.

The broadcast features interviews with several of this year’s Oscar nominees including Melissa McCarthy (Actress; Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Regina King (Supporting Actress; If Beale Street Could Talk), Sam Rockwell (Supporting Actor; Vice), Rachael Weisz (Supporting Actress; The Favourite), Marina de Tavira (Supporting Actress; Roma) and the cast of Black Panther.

Connelly, Holmes and Norman will be joined by special contributors Jess Cagle, Editor in Chief of People and Editorial Director, Style & Entertainment Group, Meredith, Kelley Carter, Senior Entertainment Reporter for ESPN’s The Undefeated and fashion and style experts Joe Zee and June Ambrose.

The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST. The Oscars also will be televised in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

The ABC Television Network’s official pre-show which immediately precedes the Oscars will be announced soon.