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What Time Do the Oscars Start?

All your burning Oscar questions answered

Sadie Gennis

Awards season comes to a close on Sunday when the 87th Academy Awards airs live on ABC. While we can't tell you who's going to be best-dressed that night, we can answer a lot of your burning Oscars 2015 questions.

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What time do the Oscars start? The red carpet special begins at 7/6c on ABC. The show itself begins at 8:30/7:30c. Thanks for asking!

Who's hosting? Why, Neil Patrick Harris, of course!

Who's performing? A lot of incredibly random people. Lady Gaga, Anna Kendrick, Jack Black and Jennifer Hudson have been drafted for a mystery number or numbers. There will also be performances of all the Best Original Song nominees: Common and John Legend for "Glory" (Selma), Tim McGraw for "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" (Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me), Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island for "Everything Is Awesome (The Lego Movie), Adam Levine for "Lost Stars" (Begin Again), and Rita Ora for "Grateful" (Beyond the Lights).

Who's presenting? Everyone. Or more specifically: Jennifer Aniston, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Pratt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Idris Elba, Kerry Washington, Channing Tatum, David Oyelowo, Josh Hutcherson, John Travolta, Chris Evans, Kevin Hart, Terrence Howard, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Nicole Kidman, Jared Leto, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lopez, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Sienna Miller, Chloe Grace Moretz, Eddie Murphy, Liam Neeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Chris Pine, Margot Robbie, Zoe Saldana, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.

Who's going to win? Probably a lot of Birdman and Boyhood, but not a lot of Selma. Check out all our predictions here.

Should I even bother watching? Yes. If only so that you don't seem like a total weirdo on Monday at work for not understanding who Adele Dazeem is or why everyone's trying to take massive selfies.

Check out tons of Oscar-nominated movies on Amazon Prime.