Although ABC is set to air the 2013 Academy Awards at 8:30 p.m. EST (5:30 p.m. PST) on Sunday, Feb. 24, the red carpet shows, Oscar after parties and fashion recaps add to the glitz and glamor of Hollywood’s biggest night of the year. TV Guide Channel and E! have the red carpet covered with extensive specials starring Chris Harrison from “The Bachelor” and Ryan Seacrest from “American Idol.” "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and “Live with Kelly and Michael” are the shows to watch for post Academy Awards interviews with the winners. Fashion recaps review the hits and misses. It all adds up to 2013 Oscar excitement and big TV events for movie lovers.
Red Carpet TV Specials:
- “Live from the Red Carpet: The 2013 Academy Awards.” Sunday, Feb. 26 beginning at 1:30 p.m. EST on E!. The network begins its TV coverage of the 2013 Oscars early, but the live red carpet action begins at 5:30 p.m. EST when hosts Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic begin interviewing celebrities before they enter the Kodak Theatre.
- "Academy Awards Red Carpet with Chris Harrison.” Sunday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. EST on TV Guide. Get up close and personal with the stars as they arrive on the Academy Awards red carpet. Movie fans will get a firsthand account of the red carpet festivities because Chris Harrison always tweets live, just like he did during the 2013 Grammys.
- "Oscar’s Red Carpet Live” on ABC. Sunday, Feb. 24 from 7-8:30 p.m. EST. The 90-minute special features red carpet arrivals and interviews with Oscar nominees and other Hollywood notables.
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The 2013 Oscars begins at 8:30 p.m. EST (5:30 p.m. PST) and this year will be anything but boring. Seth MacFarlane hosts this year’s Oscars, so expect the unexpected. Highlights include performances from Adele and Barbra Streisand, plus tributes to 50 years of James Bond and the great movie musicals of the last decade – “Les Miserables,” “Dreamgirls,” and “Chicago.” Can “Argo” trump “Lincoln”? Will Jennifer Lawrence beat Jessica Chastain? How many staid Hollywood types with Seth offend? Tune in to find out.
Oscar After Parties:
After the last Oscar is handed out, the stars rev their engines and head out to all the after arties. For 90 minutes, E! is covering the biggest one, the prestigious Governor’s Ball. The special will include a recap of the 2013 Oscars and highlights from the star-studded parties. Sunday, Feb. 24 from 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m. EST on E.
Post Oscar Shows:
- “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars.” Sunday, Feb. 24 from 12:05-1:05 a.m. EST. For the eighth consecutive year, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will broadcast from the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood right after the Oscars and late news. Previous “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars” celebrations have welcomed Hollywood’s biggest movie stars, such as Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Ben Affleck and Tom Cruise, and this year will be no exception. In addition, the special will feature a signature “JKL” comedy piece, like 2012’s “Movie the Movie.”
- “Good Morning America.” Monday, Feb. 25 from 7-9 a.m. EST. “GMA” will broadcast live from Los Angeles to showcase all the highlights from Hollywood’s biggest night, plus exclusive interviews with some of the big Oscar winners.
- “Live with Kelly & Michael.” Monday, Feb. 25 at 9 a.m. EST. The post-Oscars special will broadcast live from the Dolby Theater and promises interviews with Oscar night's best and brightest, plus red carpet exclusives, fashion and party recaps, and backstage interviews taped on Oscar night.
2013 Oscars Fashion Recap TV Specials:
- “Academy Awards Red Carpet Fashion Wrap.” Monday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. EST. Host Ali Landry and her panel of fashion experts dissect the haute and the horrible fashions from the 2013 Oscars.
- “Fashion Police.” Monday, Feb. 25 at 10 p.m. EST. Hosts Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos pick the best, worst and wackiest fashions from the 2013 Academy Awards.
The 2013 Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements in 2012 will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and televised live by ABC to more than 225 countries worldwide. Below are some fun facts about the prestigious Academy Awards from Oscars.com.
- Most nominated: “Titanic” (1997) holds the record for most film nominations. From its 17 total nominations, the film took home 14 awards.
- Most decorated: Only three films have earned Oscars for Best Picture, Directing, Actor, Actress and Writing including “It Happened One Night” (1934); “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991).
- Oscar’s Oscar: The only Oscar to win an award was Oscar Hammerstein II (for Best Song in 1941 and 1945).
- Host with the most: Bob Hope was the most frequent host with a record 19 times.
- The Rings reigns supreme: In 2003, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” took Oscars in all 11 categories it was nominated for: Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Makeup, Costume Design, Film Editing and Visual Effects.
- Longest acceptance speech: In 1942, actress Greer Garson’s acceptance speech droned on for more than one hour.
- The Oscar statuette: The Oscar is officially named the Academy Award of Merit and is just 13-1/2” tall. It’s made of tin, copper and antimony, with a thick covering of 24-carat gold.
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