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ITV announces Jonathan Ross’ Oscars guests

March 8, 2024

ITV has announced the VIP guests who will join Jonathan Ross as he hosts Oscars LIVE, as for the first time in almost two decades UK viewers can watch the ceremony completely free and exclusively on ITV1 and ITVX.

From 10.15pm on March 10th on ITV1 and ITVX actor Richard Armitage, actor, film critic and comedian Ben Bailey Smith, actress Fay Ripley and TV and radio presenter Yinka Bokinni will join Ross in his London studio live on the night of the Oscars, talking through the latest predictions, sharing behind-the-scenes footage and reacting as the most famous evening in film unfolds.

Coverage kicks off with Ross King live on the red carpet in LA and joined by Variety’s Angelique Jackson from 9pm, exclusively on ITVX. The duo will be broadcasting directly from the event at the Dolby Theatre in LA. They’ll speak to some of the world’s most recognisable faces and hear how they feel about the ceremony (all ITV1 content will be available on STV and STV Player).

The next day, film fans can continue to enjoy awards season, either by streaming the full event or with a 90-minute highlights package of the ceremony, airing on ITV1 at 10.45pm on March 11th. Plus this will be available to stream on the ITVX pop up Oscars page (both versions will remain available for three weeks).

Viewers can warm up for the awards with a curated, dedicated FAST channel available now on ITVX. It features Oscar-nominated films from the past, including Monster’s Ball, Winter’s Bone, Adaptation, Bugsy Malone, Black Narcissus and Precious. Plus, get the inside track from Ross in an Oscars special of his Must-Watch Films show.

Throughout the run up and around the 96th Oscars, Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning, Loose Women and ITV News will cover the latest Oscars news and explore the build up to the biggest night in the film calendar.

Film fans can also enjoy a plethora of short-form content on ITVX, which includes nominee profiles and features exploring the various VIP Oscars events. There will also be a collection of Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films available to stream 24/7 on ITVX including Chicago, Flashdance, Ghost, Henry V, No Country For Old Men, Pulp Fiction and more.

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