News When Are the 2021 Oscars? Get ready for a different kind of ceremony this year. By Caroline Shannon Karasik Caroline Shannon Karasik Instagram Twitter Caroline Shannon Karasik is an instructor at Catapult and an MFA candidate in Antioch University's creative writing program. Her work has appeared in InStyle, The Cut, Narratively, Catapult, Vice, Women's Health, among others and she is currently at work on a memoir. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, daughter, and five adopted cats. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on April 20, 2021 @ 08:00AM Pin Share Tweet Email OK, so your Oscars prep is almost complete — you know how to watch the Oscars, you've downloaded your ballot, and you've checked out the best Oscars dresses of all time. Now you just need to know the big question: When Are the Oscars? The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will air live on Sunday, April 25 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Curious to learn more about the big night, like when the red carpet festivities begin and who will be hosting the 2021 Oscars? Keep reading for the scoop on Hollywood's biggest night. VIDEO: Bradley Cooper's Ex-Wife Reacts to His Oscars Chemistry with Lady Gaga When Are the Oscars? So, you already know the details about when the main event will take place, but what about the red carpet? Red carpet coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. PST/6:30 p.m. EST with ABC's Oscars All Access: Red Carpet Live, according to the Oscars website. Billy Porter Shut Down Criticism of the Dress He Wore on Sesame Street The carpet, of course will be scaled down this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "It's not a traditional (Oscar) red carpet, it's a teeny-tiny red carpet," Stacey Sher, a producer for the show, told USA Today. "It's a very small footprint for safety reasons, obviously." Oscars 2021 Nominations Top contenders at this year's Oscars include Mank, which with 10 nominations, leads the pack. In addition to a Best Actor nod for Gary Oldman, the film also received nominations in the Best Picture, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design categories. Following behind with six nominations each are The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Nomadland, Sound of Metal and The Trial of the Chicago 7. Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman received five nominations. Who Has the Most Oscars? Who's Hosting the Oscars? Following in the last few years's footsteps, the 93rd annual Academy Awards is going sans host again this year, turning instead to a solid lineup of presenters who will help dole out the awards. You can count on seeing some of your favorites, including Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Zendaya. Who Are the 2021 Oscars Performers? For the first time ever, all five nominated songs will not be a part of the actual Oscar ceremony, but will be performed in their entirety on the 90-minute pre-show Oscars: Into the Spotlight. Four of them will be pre-recorded at the Dolby Family Terrace of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in L.A., and one will be recorded from Iceland. In L.A., Celeste and Daniel Pemberton will perform "Hear My Voice" from The Trial of the Chicago 7, H.E.R. will sing "Fight For You" from Judas and the Black Messiah, Laura Pausini and Diane Warren will sing for the Italian-language "Io Si (Seen)" from The Life Ahead, and Leslie Odom Jr. will sing "Speak Now" from One Night In Miami. In Iceland, Molly Sanden will perform "Husavik," from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.