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Oscar Countdown

Oscar Countdown

  • Premiered: 
    March 21, 1999
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Award
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Red-carpet show for Academy Awards 
  • Subject Matter: Entertainment
  • Tags: celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

Airing live from the red carpet immediately before the ACADEMY AWARDS, this program has varied in duration from a half hour to 90 minutes, while taking on many different titles over the years.
THE OSCARS OPENING CEREMONY: LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET aired live on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 7-8:30pm ET/4-5:30pm PT on ABC. Hosted by Robin Roberts, Michael Strahan and Lara Spencer, this 90-minute special showcases the nominees, presenters and performers arriving on the red carpet, while also providing the ultimate insiders' view of all the pre-show excitement. Roberts, Strahan and Spencer are joined by special contributors Jess Cagle, editor-in-chief of People and editorial director, Time Inc. Style & Entertainment Group; Marie Claire's creative director and PROJECT RUNWAY judge, Nina Garcia; and Vanity Fair's West Coast executive editor, Krista Smith. For details about streaming the coverage online, see


Other Titles

  • Also known as: The Oscars Red Carpet Live
  • Also known as: Countdown to the Oscars
  • Also known as: Oscars Red Carpet
  • Also known as: Road to the Oscars