Although ABC is set to air the 2012 Academy Awards live on Sunday, February 26th, red carpet shows, post awards specials and fashion recaps add to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s biggest night of the year. TV Guide Channel and E! have the red carpet covered with extensive TV specials, including those starring Chris Harrison from The Bachelor and Ryan Seacrest from American Idol. Jimmy Kimmel Live and Live with Kelly are the shows to watch for post Academy Awards interviews with the winners. Fashion recaps review the hits and misses from this year’s Academy Awards. It all adds up to 2012 Oscar excitement for movie and TV lovers.
Red Carpet TV Specials:
- Academy Awards Red Carpet with Chris Harrison on TV Guide: Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 6e/3c. Get up close and personal with the stars as they arrive on the Academy Awards red carpet. Movie fans can expect a firsthand account of the red carpet festivities because last year Harrison provided real time updates via Twitter.
- Live From the Red Carpet: The 2012 Academy Awards on E!: Sunday, February 26, 2012 beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET. E! begins its TV coverage for the 2012 Oscars early, but the real red carpet action begins at 6:00 p.m. ET when hosts Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic begin interviewing celebrities as they enter the Kodak Theatre.
- Oscar’s Red Carpet Live on ABC: Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 7/4c. Robin Roberts, Tim Gunn, Louise Roe, Jess Cagle and Nina Garcia will run the red carpet show for ABC. The 90-minute special serves as ABC’s lead in to the 2012 Oscars.
The 2012 Oscars:
- The 84th Annual Academy Awards on ABC: Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. ET. Billy Crystal hosts the annual extravaganza from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. It will be his ninth appearance as emcee. Hugo leads with 11 nominations, including Best Picture. Other strong contenders for a win include The Artist, George Clooney, and The Help. Presenters include Tina Fay, Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Ben Stiller, Emma Stone and Kristen Wiig.
2012 Post Oscars TV Shows:
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards on ABC: Sunday, February 26, 2012 (after the 2012 Oscars). This year marks the seventh consecutive Oscar special for Kimmel and it will be bigger than ever before, with appearances by such notables as Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, Don Cheadle, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Samuel L. Jackson, Cameron Diaz and many more. Oprah Winfrey and Billy Crystal will kick off Kimmel’s post-Oscar show, and Grammy winning Coldplay will end the night with a Hollywood block party performance on JKL’s outdoor stage before thousands who will be in attendance to honor movies’ biggest night.
- Live with Kelly: Monday, September 27, 2012 (check local listings for times and channels). Live with Kelly will broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre the day after the 2012 Oscars. Oscar-themed programming is set to include interviews with winners, presenters and a fashion panel to dish on the night’s hits and misses. Neil Patrick Harris will serve as Kelly Ripa’s co-host for the show’s first ever post-Oscar broadcast.
2012 Oscars Fashion Recap TV Specials:
- Academy Awards Red Carpet Fashion Wrap on TV Guide Channel: Monday, February 27, 2012 at 8/7c. Host Ali Landry and her panel of fashion experts dissect the haute and the horrible fashions from the 2012 Oscars.
- Fashion Police on E!: Monday, February 27, 2012 at 10/9c. Hosts Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos pick the best, worst and wackiest fashions from the 2012 Academy Awards.
The 2012 Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements in 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26th 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 The Telegraph.
- 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, 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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