Star Movies to air the Oscars live

MUMBAI: It’s that time of the year again when the red carpet will be rolled out for the who’s who of Hollywood at the 79th Annual Academy Awards. The awards are scheduled to take place on 25 February at the Los Angeles Kodak Theatre. In India the awards will be aired live on Star Movies.


The three and a half hour long awards will be aired at 6:30 am on 26 February with a prime time repeat on the same day at 8.30 pm.


The event kicks off with a Star Movies special event ‘Live From The Red Carpet’ offering a first glimpse at what the stars are wearing as they arrive in their limousines and parade down the red carpet. Star Movies has been broadcasting the Oscars since 1999 and has the telecast rights for the same until 2010.


This year’s host for the Oscars is comedienne-turned-US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres who will be joined by other Hollywood presenters.


Star Movies has also been showcasing the ‘Oscar Fever’ to set the mood for its viewers, wherein some popular Oscar winning and nominated movies of the recent past have been aired.