ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the 90th Oscars telecast on Sunday, March 4, 2018 will now begin at 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST, a half hour earlier than the prior Oscars broadcast. As previously announced, late-night talk show favorite Jimmy Kimmel will return to host, and Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will return to produce.
Additionally, starting at 6:30pm EST/3:30pm PST, the Oscars Pre-Show returns to give fans exclusive, insider access to all the excitement of the red carpet. The 90-minute special features interviews with nominees, presenters and performers, and brings viewers the best behind-the-scenes moments.
The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network.