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Academy Awards: How to watch, what to expect

Cillian Murphy and "Oppenheimer" are nominated at the Academy Awards. File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI
Cillian Murphy and "Oppenheimer" are nominated at the Academy Awards. File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI

March 8 (UPI) -- The Academy Awards will return Sunday in Los Angeles.

The 96th annual Oscars ceremony will take place at Dolby Theatre and air at 7 p.m. EST on ABC.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! host Jimmy Kimmel will host the show for the fourth time.

Oppenheimer leads the nominees with 13 nominations, followed by Poor Things with 11 nominations and Killers of the Flower Moon with 10 nominations.

Emma Stone attends the SAG Awards in February. File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI
Emma Stone attends the SAG Awards in February. File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI

How to watch

Ryan Gosling attends the Oscars nominees luncheon in February. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Ryan Gosling attends the Oscars nominees luncheon in February. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

The Oscars will air Sunday at 7 p.m. EST on ABC.

Singer and actress Vanessa Hudgens and professional dancer Julianne Hough will host The Oscars Red Carpet Show pre-show, which begins at 6:30 p.m.

Billie Eilish attends the Film Independent Spirit Awards in February. File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI
Billie Eilish attends the Film Independent Spirit Awards in February. File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI

Participants

Late-night talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony.

Bad Bunny, Nicolas Cage, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Fraser, Chris Hemsworth, Dwayne Johnson, Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Yeoh, Zendaya, Emily Blunt, Ryan Gosling, Ariana Grande, Charlize Theron and other stars will present awards.

Jon Batiste, Becky G, Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell, Scott George and the Osage Singers, and Ryan Gosling and Mark Ronson will perform. Gosling and Ronson will take to the stage with "I'm Just Ken" from the Barbie movie.

Nominations

Oppenheimer, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Cillian Murphy, leads the nominees with 13 nominations. Poor Things, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Emma Stone, follows with 11 nominations, while Killers of the Flower Moon, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is up for 10 awards.

The Best Picture nominees are: American Fiction, Anatomy of a Fall, Barbie, The Holdovers, Killers of the Flower Moon, Maestro, Oppenheimer, Past Lives, Poor Things and The Zone of Interest.