90th Academy Awards: Your complete TV guide to the Oscars

2018-03-04 10:37

Cape Town – The 90th Annual Academy Awards, known as the Oscars, is taking place on Sunday night in Hollywood, marking the end of the 2018 awards season.

Here’s a comprehensive TV guide of exactly when, where and on what channel you can watch the show as well as the surrounding red carpet coverage.

Two things are important to note – firstly, E! for a 3rd year in a row will again not have any red carpet coverage during the last hour of red carpet arrivals since those rights belong to the ABC network in America, so you need to switch to M-Net Movies Premiere at 02:00 if you want to see that.

Secondly South Africa's Lalla Hirayama is at the red carpet for a M-Net Movies Premiere TV special that will be broadcast on Monday night. It marks the first time in history that a South African TV reporter is doing red carpet duty on the Oscars carpet, and the first time South Africa will have its own red carpet Oscars TV special.

Here's your must-know rundown TV guide list:

Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2018 Academy Awards 
Date: Sunday, 4 March
Time: 22:00 - 00:00 (LIVE)
Channel: E! (DStv 124)
E!'s early Oscars coverage with early arrivals, trivia, banter, and possible fashion lookbacks and new suggestions.
This show is done by presenters Kristin Cavallari, Brad Goreski and Josh Horowitz, along with E! correspondents Kristin Dos Santos, Zuri Hall, Jason Kennedy, Erin Lim, Nina Parker and Morgan Stewart. 
It will include a performance by Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke and the Olympic athlete Gus Kenworthy will make an appearance.

Live From the Red Carpet: 2018 Academy Awards
Date: Monday, 5 March
Time: 00:00 - 02:00 (LIVE)
Channel: E! (DStv 124)
Giuliana Rancic and Ryan Seacrest will take turns to interview the stars arriving on the red carpet for the Oscars, along with coverage from Kristin Dos Santos, Zuri Hall and Josh Horowitz, celebrity stylist Jason Bolden, and Elaine Welteroth, the former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. With Hollywood dealing with the #MeToo movement in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, issues like equal pay that has involved E! itself, and with controversy swirling around Ryan Seacrest over allegations of sexual harassment, this is the two-hour coverage where there might be awkward moments if there were to be any.

The Oscars: All Access
Date: Monday, 5 March
Time: 01:30 (LIVE)
Channel: Facebook
Facebook will again be the exclusive social network to live stream the Oscars red carpet and backstage coverage. This show also will be live-streamed on Oscar.com. Returning as presenters are Sofia Carson, Chris Connelly, Ben Lyons and Adnan Virk, joined by newcomer Wesam Keesh. This show will have red carpet interviews with nominees, presenters, and performers, as well as a glimpse backstage and from the audience throughout the live Oscars broadcast.

Red Carpet Rundown: Oscars 2018
Date: Monday, 5 March
Time: 02:00 - 03:00 (LIVE)
Channel: E! (DStv 124)
E! continues its Oscars build-up coverage with this hour-long filler show until the awards show starts. In this show, using still photos, they look "back" at the Oscar looks of the stars who've already arrived.

Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet
Date: Monday, 5 March
Time: 01:30 - 03:00 (LIVE)
Channel: M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv 104)
Exclusive coverage with access to the red carpet in the final hour leading up to the awards show. The presenters of this 90 minute special are Michael Strahan, The Goldbergs’ Wendi McLendon-Covey, The View co-host Sara Haines, Vanity Fair executive West Coast editor Krista Smith and IMDb special correspondent Dave Karger.

90th Annual Academy Awards
Date: Monday, 5 March
Time: 03:00 - 07:20 (LIVE), repeat at 21:00 - 00:25
Channel: Live - M-Net Movies (DStv 104), repeat - M-Net (DStv 101)
There's absolutely nothing – nothing – that Hollywood loves more than a good Hollywood ending. Therefore, after last year's blooper when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope for the final Best Picture category, both have been asked back for a redo and will again appear on stage at the end. The show producers Jennifer Todd and Michael De Luca are back as well, as is Jimmy Kimmel as the host.

The M-Net Movies Oscars: Red Carpet Special 
Date: Monday, 5 March
Time: 20:30 - 21:00
Channel: M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv 104)
Produced by HomeBrew Films for M-Net Movies, Lalla Hirayama is next to the red carpet for this recorded half hour Oscars special. Whether you've watched the Oscars live at 03:00 on Monday morning or are going to watch the recorded version during prime time, this show will serve as an excellent close-out or lead-in show companion piece to the awards ceremony.

E! News 2018 Oscars wrap-up
Date: Tuesday, 6 March
Time: 19:05
Channel: E! (DStv 124)
Tuesday's edition of E! News with Jason Kennedy will as usual be a special comprehensive Oscars look-back episode with the notable news, interviews and fashions from this year's awards show.

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