Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough to Host Oscars Red Carpet Pre-Show

Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough are set to host The Oscars Red Carpet Show, the official lead-in to the 96th Oscars on March 10, airing at 6:30 p.m. EDT/3:30 p.m. PDT on ABC.

This marks Hudgens’ third consecutive years hosting the official Oscars pre-show, with Hough joining the actress for the first time. The 30-minute special will highlight nominees, performers and presenters and give viewers a multiview experience of red carpet arrivals at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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Leading into the official pre-show, ABC News will also air special coverage with a live Oscars pre-show, Countdown to Oscars: On the Red Carpet Live!, airing from 1:00-4:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PDT. The pre-show coverage will also stream on ABC News Live until the start of the Oscars ceremony. ABC News anchor and World News Tonight weekend anchor Linsey Davis and Good Morning America weekend co-anchor and World News Tonight weekend anchor Whit Johnson will host live from the red carpet.

The show will include previews of the Academy Awards ceremony, live interviews with nominees and presenters and an exclusive preview of the Governors Ball after-party. Joining Davis and Johnson, and making their Oscar reporting debut, will be GMA3: What You Need to Know co-anchors Eva Pilgrim and DeMarco Morgan, along with veteran ABC News correspondent Chris Connelly, ABC News contributors Kelley Carter and Mike Muse, Variety senior awards editor Clayton Davis and celebrity stylist Joe Zee.

On Monday morning after the Oscars broadcast, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos will present Live with Kelly and Mark from the Dolby Theatre, which will feature Sebastian Maniscalco, Elaith Welteroth, Jesse Palmer and a musical performance from Andy Grammer

The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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