Oscars

It’s the most prestigious, glamorous and famous award show of the year and CTV has it covered from every angle, with more than 15 hours of Oscars coverage on Feb. 27 alone on CTV, E! and /A\.

As the Canadian destination for all things entertainment, ETALK brings viewers all the award season pre-show updates and specials February 22 – 26, as well as extensive red carpet coverage during ETALK AT THE OSCARS on Sunday, Feb. 27.

New to the CTV family, E! is also in on the Oscar action on show day, delivering an in-depth look at the 2011 nominees, 360° coverage of the red carpet and candid interviews with the night’s stars at all the after-parties.

This entertainment news juggernaut all culminates in the most glamorous night of the year, co-hosted by young Hollywood stars and Academy Award-nominees®, James Franco and Anne Hathaway, THE 83RD ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS® air LIVE Sunday, Feb. 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET (visit ctv.ca for local broadcast details).

“Between ETALK and E!, CTV has THE ACADEMY AWARDS® covered from every angle,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “From the pre-show build up to all the red carpet highlights and post-show parties, Canadians have proven they’re watching ETALK for all their award show coverage.”

“The Oscars red carpet is the most exciting live event of the year, and once again we’re thrilled to bring Canadians the most exclusive coverage around,” said Morley Nirenberg, Director of Production/Executive Producer, ETALK.

ETALK, the #1 Canadian entertainment program, is where the country is turning for award show coverage. Just this past Monday, Feb. 14, ETALK had its most-watched regular episode in the show’s history, with 833,000 viewers tuning in for their Grammy Awards coverage.*

Leading up to their red carpet coverage, ETALK brings viewers everything they need to know about THE ACADEMY AWARDS from a Canadian perspective as they countdown to the Oscars. ETALK PRESENTS: ROAD TO THE OSCARS (Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m. ET on CTV and 6 p.m. ET on E!) discusses the potential red carpet run-ins, gossip, fashion, nominees and hosts.

As Canada’s trusted source for all things entertainment, ETALK is again the only Canadian outlet on the Oscar red carpet, with Canada’s official red carpet special ETALK AT THE OSCARS airing on CTV (6:30 p.m. ET), /A\ (6:30 p.m. ET) and E! (8 p.m. ET). Also, for the first time, ETALK is giving fans the opportunity to ask their favourite celebs questions on the red carpet. Until Friday, Feb. 25, fans can Tweet questions to @etalkCTV, and anchor Ben Mulroney will ask a selection on the carpet.

Following the awards, E! has the hottest parties covered during E! AFTER PARTY: THE 2011 ACADEMY AWARDS at 12 a.m. ET. Then, the post-show analysis begins on Monday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. ET with ETALK bringing viewers the moments they didn’t get to see.

Best dressed? Worst dressed? Historic fashion meltdown? The Oscars are the most important fashion runway of the year, and CTV has every haute couture gown and six inch designer heel covered; starting off with stylish programming to prep you for the big night, continuing right through to Oscar Sunday and ending on a fashion high note with all the debriefing. Catch all chatter about the red carpet down to every little sequin, during special episodes of IN FASHION (Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET on E! and Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. ET on CTV) and FASHIONTELEVISION (Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. ET on E! and Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. ET on CTV), as well as ETALK FASHION FIX: OSCARS (March 1 at 1 p.m. ET on CTV and 6:30 p.m. ET on E!), and the always outspoken Joan Rivers talks dresses in FASHION POLICE: THE 2011 ACADEMY AWARDS on Feb. 28 at 10 p.m. ET on E!.

Young Hollywood is getting another boost thanks to the Academy Awards producers. Anne Hathaway & James Franco have been tapped to co-host this years show. Anne is a bit nervous as she told Entertainment Tonight: “I found out that I’m one of three women to host since … I think it was 1987. Maybe I’m the fourth, I’m not sure. I’m still learning all the amazing statistics that I almost don’t want to know because it gets a little bit too intimidating.”

Anne is currently starring in “Love and Other Drugs” with Jake Gyllenhaal while James is in the film “127 Hours”.

This won’t be Anne’s first time hosting. Recently she was a gust host on Saturday Night Live.

The show will air live on CTV February 27th from the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Nominations will be announced January 25th where Hathaway and Franco could score a nod.