Oscars on TV 2012: What time, which TV channel airs the Academy Awards 2012?
San Francisco residents are enjoying a sunny Saturday today, but many are already gearing up for Sunday Academy Awards parties. The big event in San Francisco is the Academy of Friends party that benefits HIV/AIDS charaties.
If you can’t make it to Hollywood or to one of the Academy Awards parties on Sunday, of course, you can watch the show on TV. The 2012 Academy Awards (AKA The Oscars) airs locally on the ABC station, KGO-TV, Channel 7.
Watch the official trailer of the 2012 Oscars Academy Awards show on the left. Click on it to play.
Road to the Academy Awards
The station’s coverage begins at 12:30 p.m PST with a one-hour show called Road to Gold: An Academy Awards Preview (TV-PG) “A look at the year’s nominated films and filmmakers.”
On the Road to the Red Carpet
From 1:30- 4 p.m. PST the station airs “On the Red Carpet at the Oscars” “Hosts talk with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and celebrities, including actors and directors, as they walk the red carpet prior to the awards show.”
Oscars Red Carpet live
From 4-5:30 p.m. PST the station airs “Oscars Red Carpet Live from Kodak Theater in Hollywood” (TV-PG) “Hollywood’s biggest stars make their grand arrival on the red carpet at the Kodak Theatre as the countdown begins for the 84th Annual Academy Awards.”
The Academy Awards broadcast starts at 5:30 p.m PST, 8:30 p.m. EST
“The 84th Annual Academy Awards” will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is expected to run until around 8:30 or 9 p.m. PST. “Billy Crystal returns as host to celebrate filmmaking’s biggest night as all of the stars from this year’s greatest movies descend upon the Kodak Theater.” If you are watching on the East Coast, the broadcast begins at 8:30 p.m. and will end around 11:30 p.m or midnight.
Free Oscar app
A free Academy Awards app can be found here.
Oscars 2012: The Academy Awards post-show
From the conclusion of the Oscars around 8:30 or 9 p.m. PST until 11 p.m. PST KGO-TV channel 7 will air: “On the Red Carpet at the Oscars” “Hosts talk with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and celebrities, including actors and directors, as they walk the red carpet prior to the awards show.”
Can I watch the Academy Awards live online?
Yes, but for a price. A livestream is being offered for $29.95. Click here for more. There are often some illegal Internet broadcasts of the Oscars as well but they are often shut down quickly as authorities learn of them.
Oscars on TV
But once again, the best way to watch the 2012 Academy Awards is free in your living room. The show will air around the country on ABC stations from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 or 9 p.m PST or 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. or midnight. EST. Check your local listings for the ABC channel in your area. Unlike the Grammys, the Oscars are broadcast live, not tape-delayed in all time zones.