By Sandra Gonzalez
February 24, 2012 at 11:23 PM EST
Mitch Haddad/ABC

So much Oscar programming, so little time! Luckily, here’s a rundown of what Oscar-related shows are on TV this weekend so you can spare yourself the stress of choosing at the last minute. Pick wisely and have a back-up plan just in case you, say, hit your Seacrest limit mid-way through the pre-show.


8 p.m. ET

Actors Unscripted, E!

Thirteen Oscar winners and nominees of the past and present (George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Michelle Williams, to name a few) “reveal their innermost thoughts on their craft.” Sadly, Uggie was unavailable.


9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m. ET

Academy Awards Nominees Special, REELZ

Meet the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards… or, you know, you could surf Just a suggestion.

12 p.m. ET

Academy Awards Preview Special, TVGN

Self explanatory.


1:30 p.m. ET

Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2012 Academy Awards, E!

Watch hosts kill time before the stars arrive with viewer makeovers, fashion predictions, and other strangely addicting fodder. Hey, it’s something to watch while you make the snacks.

2 p.m. ET

Academy Awards Red Carpet Countdown, TVGN

Which fluff to pick!?!? Quandaries like this is exactly why some brilliant human put a “last” button on the remote.

5:30 p.m. ET

Live From the Red Carpet: The 2012 Academy Awards, E!

It begins!

6 p.m. ET

Academy Awards Red Carpet With Chris Harrison, TVGN

EW blogger Chris Harrison grills the nominees.

7 p.m. ET

Oscars Red Carpet Live, ABC

EW’s Managing Editor Jess Cagle joins Robin Roberts, Tim Gunn, Louise Roe, and Nina Garcia for the official pre-show!

8:30 p.m.

84th Academy Awards, ABC

Let the games begin. (Or is it “end”?)

11:30 p.m. ET

E! After Party: 2012 Academy Awards, E!

People holding gold statues are hounded by cameras.

(technically…) MONDAY, FEB. 27

12:05 a.m. ET

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards

If our exclusive first look at this sure-to-be gut-busting special wasn’t enough to make this a must-watch, you probably haven’t hit “replay” enough.

MONDAY, FEB. 27 (For real this time…)

7 p.m. ET

Fashion Fanatics: Academy Awards, REELZ


8 p.m. ET

Academy Awards Red Carpet Fashion Wrap, TVGN


10 p.m. ET

Fashion Police – The 2012 Academy Awards, E!


For more on the Academy Awards, see live video from behind the scenes at the awards at

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EW Special Coverage: Oscars 2012