Entertainment Movies Oscars 2017: What Time Does It Start and Everything You Need to Know What time does the 2017 Academy Awards start? Find out everything you need to know on PEOPLE By Mike Miller Published on February 23, 2017 03:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Carlo Allegri/Getty Get the champagne on ice — Hollywood’s biggest night is just around the corner. The 89th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday, Feb. 26, with a 7 p.m. ET pre-show and 8:30 p.m. ceremony. The awards will honor the year’s best achievements in motion pictures, across 24 categories. Check out PEOPLE’s complete Oscars coverage on Feb. 26 — including our PEOPLE & EW Red Carpet Live show on PEOPLE.com before the awards — as well as all the winners, must-see moments and biggest parties. You can also follow us on Twitter @people. The official Academy Awards page can also be found on Facebook and on Twitter @TheAcademy. See all the Oscar nominees and get your own ballot here!