By Dave Karger
February 24, 2012 at 09:36 PM EST

Chris Matthews has Election Day. Rich Eisen has the Super Bowl. And a movie dork like me has Oscar Sunday. I’m excited to be returning as the Academy’s official red-carpet greeter this year; you’ll be able to see me introduce and welcome all the nominees and presenters (like that pretty lady to the left) here on as well as on starting at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific on Sunday.

And as the Academy has just announced, once the ceremony starts, I’ll be stationed backstage for where I’ll be the first person to interview all the winners as soon as they finish their speeches. The “Backstage Pass” show will be hosted by the always unpredictable Sherri Shepherd and the ridiculously charming Cameron Mathison; they’ll toss to me throughout the evening for all the scoop on what’s happening behind the scenes.

In the meantime, check out my 10-part series, “Nominated,” which looks at all the Best Picture nominees and gives you tips on how to win your Oscar pool. See you all Sunday!

Dave on Twitter: @davekarger