The 85th annual Academy Awards are sure to be a big night, honoring the best and brightest movies of the past year. You’ve got everything set up for an awesome Oscars party: drinks, snacks, a fun betting pool and loads of attendees. There’s just one problem; you don’t know when the Oscars start?

Moviefone is here to provide you with all the handy information you need, ensuring that you don’t miss the show. Stay tuned to our in-depth Academy Awards coverage as we get closer to Hollywood’s big day.

When are the 2013 Oscars?
The Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday, February 24.

What channel are the Oscars on?
ABC

What time do the Oscars start?
The show starts at 8:30PM ET / 7:30PM CT / 5:30PM PT.
ABC always advertises the show as beginning at “8PM ET / 7PM CT / 5PM PT” but that first half-hour is dedicated to the biggest arrivals on the red carpet.

What time does the red carpet start?
ABC’s red carpet coverage begins at 4:30PM ET in select markets. Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia and the fashion gurus arrive for the nationally broadcast red carpet, starting at 7:00PM ET.

Will the Oscars stream online?
No.

Who is hosting?
First-time host (and musical nominee) Seth MacFarlane.

What time will the Oscars end?
Hahaha, the show will end when the show is good and ready to end.

  • Best Picture

    “Django Unchained”

  • Best Picture

    “Life of Pi”

  • Best Picture

    “Lincoln”

  • Best Picture

    “Argo”

  • Best Picture

    “Zero Dark Thirty”

  • Best Picture

    “Silver Linings Playbook”

  • Best Picture

    “Les Miserables”

  • Best Picture

    “Beasts of the Southern Wilde”

  • Best Picture

    “Amour”

  • Best Actor

    Daniel Day-Lewis for “Lincoln.”

  • Best Actor

    Denzel Washington for “Flight.”

  • Best Actor

    Joaquin Phoenix for “The Master.”

  • Best Actor

    Hugh Jackman for “Les Miserables”

  • Best Actor

    Bradley Cooper for “Silver Linings Playbook.”

  • Quvenzhane Wallis

    Quvenzhane Wallis for “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

  • Best Actress

    Jessica Chastain for “Zero Dark Thirty.”

  • Best Actress

    Naomi Watts for “The Impossible.”

  • Best Actress

    Emmanuelle Riva for “Amour”

  • Best Actress

    Jennifer Lawrence for “Silver Linings Playbook”

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Tommy Lee Jones for “Lincoln.”

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Robert De Niro for “Silver Linings Playbook”

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Christoph Waltz for “Django Unchained.”

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman for “The Master.”

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Alan Arkin for “Argo.”

  • Best Supporting Actress

    Anne Hathaway for “Les Miserables.”

  • Best Supporting Actress

    Amy Adams for “The Master.”

  • Best Supporting Actress

    Sally Field for “Lincoln.”

  • Best Supporting Actress

    Jacki Weaver for “Silver Linings Playbook”

  • Best Supporting Actress

    Helen Hunt for “The Sessions.”

  • Best Director

    Ang Lee for “Life of Pi.”

  • Best Director

    David O. Russell for “Silver Linings Playbook”

  • Best Director

    Benh Zeitlin for “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

  • Best Director

    Michael Haneke for “Amour”

  • Best Director

    Steven Spielberg for “Lincoln.”

  • Best Animated Feature

    “Brave”

  • Best Animated Feature

    “Frankenweenie”

  • Best Animated Feature

    “Paranorman”

  • Best Animated Feature

    “The Pirates! Band of Misfits”

  • Best Animated Feature

    “Wreck-It Ralph”

  • Best Original Screenplay

    “Zero Dark Thirty”

  • Best Original Screenplay

    “Amour”

  • Best Original Screenplay

    “Flight”

  • Best Original Screenplay

    “Moonrise Kingdom”

  • Best Original Screenplay

    “Django Unchained”

  • Best Adapted Screenplay

    “Lincoln”

  • Best Adapted Screenplay

    “Life of Pi”

  • Best Adapted Screenplay

    “Argo”

  • Best Adapted Screenplay

    “Silver Linings Playbook”

  • Best Adapted Screenplay

    “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

  • Best Original Song

    Adele (“Skyfall” for “Skyfall”)

  • Best Original Song

    Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane

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