What Time Do the 2016 Oscars Start?

All eyes are on the 88th Academy Awards this weekend. The award show, also known as the Oscars, will air live on Sunday on ABC. According to the official website, the 88th Academy Awards ceremony will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories across the world. 

Viewers can watch the celebrities hit the red carpet at 7 p.m. Eastern, while the actual ceremony begins at 8:30 p.m. Eastern at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Returning to the stage to host the awards will be comedian Chris Rock, who hosted the 77th Academy Awards in 2005.

Read more: The Oscars' Decision to Diversify Membership Is Groundbreaking, Shocking and Necessary

The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, leads for total nominations with 12. DiCaprio has never won an Oscar but is predicted to take one home Sunday. Mad Max: Fury Road, which we believe deserves a serious nod for best picturehas 10 nominations. The Martian was nominated seven times, and Bridge of Spies, Carol and Spotlight were each nominated six times.

Think you know who will take home the Oscars for each category? Play the Official Oscars Challenge on the 88th Academy Awards' website.

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Philip Lewis

Philip Lewis is a programming editor at Mic. He was previously an editorial fellow for 'The Huffington Post'. He can be reached at plewis@mic.com

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