Oscars Set Red Carpet Date With Vanessa Hudgens: Actress-Singer Will Host Arrivals Coverage Again; Julianne Hough Joining In This Year

In what’s becoming tradition, Vanessa Hudgens will host The Oscars Red Carpet Show again this year. It marks the third year in a row the actress and singer will front the official lead-in. She’ll be joined by Dancing with the Stars vet Julianne Hough this year as co-host.

The Oscars Red Carpet Show is set to air Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT on ABC. The 30-minute special will highlight Oscar nominees, performers and presenters and provide a multiview experience of the red-carpet arrivals.

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Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 96th Oscars will air live on ABC directly after the Red Carpet Show at the new time of 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

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The Oscar presenters list includes Zendaya, Nicolas Cage, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Fraser, Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Yeoh, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mahershala Ali, Jessica Lange, Ke Huy Quan, Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Keaton, Regina King, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate McKinnon, Rita Moreno, John Mulaney, Catherine O’Hara, Octavia Spencer, Ramy Youssef and Sam Rockwell. It’s traditional to have some of last year’s winners in the big acting categories present those statuettes this year. Yeoh, Quan, Curtis and Fraser all fit that pattern.

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