This is a huge week in Hollywood! TV networks plan on bringing every magical moment of the 2016 Oscars into homes across America. The host of this year’s Academy Awards is comedian Chris Rock, who is sure to comment on the lack of African American nominees (for the second year in a row). The theme of the 2016 Oscars is “We all dream in gold.” Before and after Hollywood’s most prestigious night of the year, there are a slew of TV specials, including red carpet shows, after parties to celebrate the big wins, and fashion recaps and reviews. Below is the Oscars TV schedule for 2016.
A Special Edition of 20/20: Journey to the Oscars
Friday, Feb. 26 from 10-11 p.m. EST on ABC
Robin Roberts anchors this look at key moments in the careers of 2016 Oscar nominees, including Sylvester Stallone, Brie Larson, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon and Ridley Scott.
Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2016 Academy Awards
Sunday, Feb. 28 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. EST on E!
The 4-hour broadcast includes pre-Oscar festivities, fashion predictions, a look back at Oscar’s most memorable moments, plus an in-depth review of this year’s nominees. Giuliana Rancic, Brad Goreski and Ross Matthews will host.
E! Live From the Red Carpet: The 88th Annual Oscars
Sunday, Feb. 28 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. EST on E!
Ryan Seacrest will hit the red carpet to bring viewers exclusive interviews with the stars. Plus, Giuliana Rancic, Zanna Roberts Rassi, Kris Jenner and supermodel Ashley Graham will dish on the red carpet fashions. Zuri Hurl will be stationed in the exclusive E! Skybox overlooking the limo drop.
Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet
Sunday, Feb. 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. EST on ABC
Hosts Robin Roberts, Michael Strahan, Lara Spencer and Amy Robach will cover red carpet arrivals and interview the stars. People magazine’s Jess Cagle and Yahoo’s Style Editor will provide commentary.
88th Annual Academy Awards
Sunday, Feb. 28 from 8-11:30 p.m. EST (5-8:30 p.m. PST) on ABC
The 2016 Oscars is getting a makeover this year. The awards will be presented in a different order. The producers are bringing the orchestra back into the theater. Plus, the stage will be set with 200,000 Swarovski crystals for an added boost of sparkle and shine. An opening animated short film will kick off the festivities. Best picture nominees include “The Big Short,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Brooklyn,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant,” “Room,” and “Spotlight.”
Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars 2016
Sunday, Feb. 28 (immediately following the Oscars) on ABC
Gusts include Ben Affleck, Tracy Morgan, Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons, Mike Tyson, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Henry Cavill, Oscar-nominee Jesse Eisenberg, and many more.
E! After Party: The 88th Annual Oscars
Sunday, Feb. 28 at 11:45 p.m. EST on E!
After you watch the Oscars, change back to E! Zanna Roberts, Ross Mathews and Sibley Scoles will host the show, visit the parties, and recap the entire night.
Live with Kelly & Michael: After Oscar Show
Monday, Feb. 29 (check local listings for times)
Hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan extend the biggest party of the year into the following morning when the show broadcasts live from the famed Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscars. Ripa will provide a summarized rundown of her chat sessions with winners and presenters, while roving partner, Strahan is trusted with delivering red carpet views and news. This is the 5th consecutive year that Live has covered the Oscars.
Fashion Police Oscars Special
Monday, Feb. 29 at 8 p.m. EST on E!
“Project Runway” mentor Tim Gunn joins “Fashion Police” to break down the fashion hits and misses at the 2016 Academy Awards.