Want more pre-Oscar coverage? You got it.
There's clearly a hunger in America for more red-carpet coverage prior to the Academy Awards ceremony. And thankfully, fellow citizens, ABC is satisfying that hunger.
The Academy issued a press release Tuesday announcing that ABC's Oscars pre-show, normally a 30-minute affair, will be expanded this year to 90 minutes.
Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare, producers of the program, said in the press release: "In addition to having more time to talk to the biggest movie stars in the world, we'll be able to take the viewers behind the scenes before the biggest event in entertainment!" Yes, that exclamation point really is in the press release.
Of course, with ABC's red carpet show now beginning at 7 p.m. EST, that means it will compete more directly with the work E!, Style Channel, TV Guide Network and other assorted swag-and-gab programming that exists on TV and online. Translation: the opportunities for someone to ask Christopher Nolan an embarrassingly inane question just rose to exponential levels.
Will you opt to watch ABC's coverage? Stick with E!? Engage in a lot of manic changing of channels? Or just blow off the red carpet coverage and watch "The Social Network" on DVD until it's time for the awards to be distributed? Post a comment and share your preliminary Oscar night plans.
| January 11, 2011; 1:35 PM ET
Categories: Celebrities, Movies
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