MUMBAI: Tim Gunn, Robin Roberts and Jess Cagle will host the official 30-minute red carpet show Oscar’s Red Carpet 2009. This will be the first time they have hosted for the Oscar pre-show, which airs beginning at 5 p.m. on the ABC Television Network, immediately prior to the 81st Academy Awards presentation.
Liz Claiborne Inc chief creative officer Gunn will interview celebrities and comment on red carpet fashions during guest arrivals. In addition to hosting Project Runway, he is also starring in the second season of his own show Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style based on his book Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style.
Roberts is a Good Morning America anchor. Prior to joining Good Morning America, Roberts was a commentator and contributor to ESPN, where she covered the LPGA, NCAA women’s basketball and the WNBA. She will interview nominees as they make their way to the Kodak Theatre on Oscar Night.
Entertainment Weekly managing editor and former People executive editor People Cagle is a regular contributor to CBS News. Cagle brings his extensive knowledge of film and Hollywood history to his stint as an Oscar pre-show host.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on 22 February, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.