It might as well be a national holiday as far as Angelenos are concerned. Below, a guide for die-hard fans looking to stay glued to the small screen for 15-plus hours of Oscar coverage. Chitchat with Joey Fatone, anyone?
9 a.m. The buildup starts now, with "Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2008 Academy Awards" on E!.
11 a.m. Hosts Peter Bart and Peter Guber honor the nominees on their AMC talk show "Shootout"; TV Guide Channel gets into the action with "2008 Academy Awards Preview With Joey Fatone."
Noon Biography Channel presents "Race to the Red Carpet: Oscar Nominations"; TV Guide Channel continues coverage with "2008 Countdown to the Academy Awards."
2 p.m. Celebrities and athletes predict the winners (and select their favorite sports movies) on KABC's "CelebTV's All Star Tribute to Movies."
3 p.m. Red carpet interviews on three stations: KABC's "An Evening at the Academy Awards: The Arrivals," featuring Richard Roeper, George Pennacchio and Marc Brown; E!'s "Live From the Red Carpet: The 2008 Academy Awards"; TV Guide Channel's "2008 Live at the Academy Awards With Lisa & Joey," featuring Fatone and Lisa Rinna.
5 p.m. Regis Philbin hosts KABC's preshow, "Oscar's Red Carpet 2008."
5:30 p.m. "The 80th Annual Academy Awards" (KABC). Jon Stewart hosts the ceremony telecast.
8:30 p.m. Ellen Page, Harrison Ford, Vanessa Williams and Miley Ray Cyrus sit down for "The Barbara Walters Special" (KABC).
9 p.m. E! continues highlights and party coverage with "E! After Party: 2008 Academy Awards."
9:30 p.m. Ready for the recap? Roeper, Brown and Pennacchio reconvene for KABC's "An Evening at the Academy Awards: The Winners."
-- Susan King