What Channel is the 2012 Oscars on? Quick Links, Red Carpet Start Time

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on February 26 2012 9:22 AM
Oscar Awards 2012
The 84th Academy Awards will broadcast at 7 p.m. ET on ABC and hosted by Billy Crystal. Reuters

The 2012 Oscars has arrived and here's how you can find out on what channel you can watch the 84th annual Academy Awards. The Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC at 7 p.m. ET or 4 p.m. PT. on Sunday, beginning with the red carpet coverage, which will be live streamed before the actual ceremony. (Watch the celebrities arrive now here.)

Quick Links

To find out what channel is ABC on your provider you can follow the links below:

Time Warner Cable

DirecTV

Dish

Comcast

What time will the ceremony begin?

The Awards show will begin at 8:25 p.m. ET.

Who will host the Oscars?

Billy Crystal will host for the 2012 Oscars. It is his ninth time in the role. He stepped in the position after actor Eddie Murphy backed out.

Who are some of the presenters at the Oscars?

Oscar 2012 presenters include Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Halle Berry, Bradley Cooper, Chris Rock, Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Rose Bryne, Milla Jovovich, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Wendy McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig and Emma Stone.

Oscars Red Carpet start time

Besides airing the 2012 Oscars live, ABC will also have a red carpet special beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

MTV will also live stream an Oscars 2012 red carpet at 5 p.m. ET, providing two-and-a-half-hours video feed and updates. MTV's Josh Horowitz and Christina Garibaldi will host the coverage.

E! of course will have its own red carpet show with Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic as hosts. E!'s Oscars 2012 coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Additionally, expect more red carpet coverage from Chris Harrison, who will host the 84th Academy Awards red carpet live show for TV Guide. That coverage will begin at 5 p.m. ET and Daisy Fuentes, Paulina Porizkova and Tabatha Coffey will join in on watching the celebrities arrive.

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