If you plan to spend the night with the Oscars this Sunday, there will be a cozy familiarity to the awards show that was absent during last year's pandemic edition.
A full house will be on hand to witness the 94th Academy Awards in person.
Producers have worked diligently, if controversially, to keep the notoriously long-winded proceedings humming along this year by eliminating eight categories (including film editing and original score) from the live telecast.
After going without a host since 2018, when Jimmy Kimmel did the honors, this year's Academy Awards will be hosted by three women: comedians Wanda Sykes and Amy Schumer and actress Regina Hall.
Last year's Oscars ratings were in shambles, dropping 56% from 2020, according to Nielsen.
This year, the show returns to its home at the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Hollywood, which should lend a sense of elegant theater to the proceedings.
ABC will broadcast the Oscars live Sunday, March 27, at 8 EDT/5 PDT. The show also is available for streaming on abc.com if you have your TV provider information.
ABC has two “On the Red Carpet Live! Countdown to the Oscars” pre-shows starting at 1 EDT/10 PDT on the network and 4:30 EDT/1:30 PDT on the streaming service ABC News Live.
"E!'s Brunch at the Oscars" pre-show starts at 2 EDT/11 PDT, with arrivals on "E! Live from the Red Carpet" at 5 EDT/2 PDT.