Has Richard Wilkins been given the shove from the Oscars?
This year Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson will host the Red Carpet action from Hollywood for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. It will screen at 12 midday on Monday February 23rd.
Nine’s broadcast of the awards ceremony begins live at 12:30pm and ends at 4pm. It is the first time in Australia the Oscars have screened live to air (yay!).
Hosted by Hugh Jackman, and with Heath Ledger widely expected to win a posthumous award for The Dark Knight, it should have a dash of Australian flavour.
A 3 hour edition will also air later that night at 9:30pm.
No doubt Nine will also maximise its telecast special with crosses from the Today Show and Mornings with Kerri-Anne too. Maybe Wilkins will still get a guernsey here. He is after all, Nine’s Entertainment Editor.
Nine and WIN both confirm live Oscars in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Also screening the Oscars live is the MovieExtra network with pre-show events beginning at 10am.