Regis Philbin by Mark Von Holden/ WireImage.com Regis Philbin by Mark Von Holden/ WireImage.com

Lisa and Joey, please be gentle when competing against the man with the tender ticker. Regis Philbin has been tapped to host ABC's own (and the "official") red-carpet show preceding the Feb. 24 Academy Awards broadcast, it was announced on Monday.

The Alphabet net's 30-minute pre-show airs at 8 pm/ET, live from the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center (making it the only awards show where you can Build-a-Bear alongside Judi Dench).