With the Oscars just a few weeks away, ABC News has announced their Countdown programming leading up to the prestigious, fan favorite award ceremony. The fun begins on April 25th at 1pm ET.

What’s Happening:

  • As Hollywood prepares for an unprecedented 93rd Oscars, ABC News presents two blockbuster specials starting with its annual 3-hour broadcast Oscars Countdown, LIVE! on Sunday, April 25 at 1:00 pm ET.
  • Hosted by Chris Connelly and Janai Norman the broadcast will originate from Los Angeles’ Union Station and highlight:
    • The transformative year in Hollywood
    • Impressive careers of the nominees
    • A special tribute to Best Actor nominee Chadwick Boseman
    • And much more
  • Connelly and Norman will be joined by Kelley Carter, Elizabeth Wagmeister, Clayton Davis, and Joe Zee.
  • ABC News’ flagship streaming network ABC News Live will also present a 2-hour special Oscars Countdown, LIVE! from 4:30-6:30 pm ET.
  • The program will feature live celebrity interviews, entertainment and fashion reports and the historic impact of this year’s Oscars ceremony.
  • Last month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced all of the nominees for the 93 Oscars which include several nods to the Walt Disney Company. 
  • The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021 and will be televised live on ABC at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.

Inside the Oscars Podcast

  • ABC Audio’s new podcast Inside the Oscars hosted by Ginger Zee dives even further into an Oscar Sunday that will be like no other.
  • The six-part series features reporting by:
    • Kelley Carter
    • Chris Connelly
    • Janai Norman
    • Jason Nathanson
  • Inside the Oscars is available for free on major listening platforms, including:
  • New episodes post Thursdays and the final episode will be released on April 26, the day after the 93rd Oscars.

Creative Team:

  • Oscars Countdown, LIVE! is produced by ABC News.
  • John R. Green is executive producer.
  • Katie DenDaas and Catherine McKenzie are executive producers for ABC News Live.