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2014 Oscars: Start time, red carpet shows, after parties and fashion recaps

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Although ABC is set to air the 2014 Academy Awards at 8:30 p.m. EST (5:30 p.m. PST) on Sunday, March 2, the red carpet shows, Oscar after parties and fashion recaps add to the glitz and glamor of Hollywood’s biggest night of the year. As posted by CBS News on Feb. 29, the red carpet was rolled out early and a tent was erected to protect it from heavy rain in L.A. Now that the storm has passed, A-listers are busy preparing for the 2014 Oscars.

TV Guide Network and E! have the Oscars red carpet covered with extensive TV specials. Nancy O’Dell and Rob Marciano will interview celebrities on the Academy Awards red carpet for TV Guide Network. Over on E!, Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic will cover the pre-Oscars red carpet action. On ABC, Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer from “Good Morning America,” plus Jess Cagle and Tyson Beckford will interview this year’s nominees, presenters and more.

Oscars 2014 Red Carpet TV Specials:

  • “Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2014 Academy Awards.” Sunday, March 2 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. EST on E!
  • “TVGN Live with ET at the Oscars.” Nancy O’Dell and Rob Marciano from “ET” interview celebrities on the red carpet at the 2014 Oscars for TVGN. Sunday, March 2 from 5-7:30 p.m. EST on TV Guide Network.
  • “Live From the Red Carpet: The 2014 Academy Awards.” Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic interview celebrities on the red carpet as they arrive at the 2014 Academy Awards in Hollywood. Sunday, March 2 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. EST on E!
  • “Oscars Red Carpet Live!” Red carpet arrivals and interviews with Oscar nominees and other Hollywood notables will be featured. Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer from “Good Morning America,” plus Jess Cagle and Tyson Beckford host the 90-minute special. Sunday, March 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. EST.

The 86th Annual Academy Awards
The 2014 Oscars begin at 8:30 p.m. EST (5:30 p.m. PST) on Sunday, March 2. With Ellen DeGeneres as host, this year is certain to be anything but boring. The theme at the 2014 Academy Awards is “heroes” to honor new and old movie heroes, super heroes and animates heroes, according to Mashable.com. Live performances include:

  • Pharrell Williams singing “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”
  • Idina Menzel performing “Let It Go” from “Frozen”
  • U2 singing “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
  • Karen O performing “The Moon Song” from “Her”
  • Live performances by Bette Midler and Pink

2014 Oscars After Parties
After the last Oscar is handed out, the stars rev their engines and head out to all the after parties. For 90 minutes, E! is covering the biggest one, the prestigious Governor’s Ball. The special will include a recap of the 2014 Oscars and highlights from the star-studded parties. Sunday, March 2 from 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m. EST on E!.

Post Oscars 2014 TV Specials

  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars.” Sunday, March 2 from 12:05-1:05 a.m. EST. For the ninth 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. This year will be no exception. In addition, the special will feature a signature “JKL” comedy piece, like 2013’s sequel to “Movie the Movie.” To see the hilarious video, head to Jimmy Kimmel’s channel on YouTube.
  • “Good Morning America.” “GMA” will broadcast live from Los Angeles on Monday to showcase all the highlights from Hollywood’s biggest night, plus exclusive interviews with some of the big 2014 Oscar winners. Monday, March 3 from 7-9 a.m. EST on ABC.
  • “Live with Kelly & Michael.” On Monday, March 3, “Live with Kelly & Michael” will return to the Dolby Theatre for “Live’s After Oscar Show.” Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan will interview some of the night’s biggest winners and give viewers a behind-the-scenes peek at the 2014 Oscars, from the red carpet to the after parties. Monday, March 3 from 9-10 a.m. EST on ABC.

2014 Oscars Fashion Recap TV Special

  • “Fashion Police: The 2014 Academy Awards.” Joan, Giuliana, Kelly and George look at the fashion highs and lows from the 2014 Academy Awards. Celebrity stylist Jen Rade is on the guest list. Monday, March 3 from 9:30-11 p.m. EST on E!

The 2014 Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements in 2014 will be presented on Sunday, March 2 at the Dolby 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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