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12 Facts About The Oscars You Really Should Know If You Want To Be Prepared To Watch On Sunday

A popular presenting format from 2009 is reportedly coming back for this year's ceremony.

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The Oscars are on Sunday, capping off a memorable awards season that's made a border collie a Hollywood star and seen Barbie and Oppenheimer break records at the box office. But you don't need to know all that to watch the ceremony on Sunday. Instead, you just need to know these 12 simple facts to be prepared for the show:

1. The Oscars are held at the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, and the red carpet takes place right outside.

Dolby Theatre entrance with a setup for an event, stage equipment visible

2. Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough are hosting the official red carpet show.

3. Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the ceremony for his fourth time.

Jimmy Kimmel stands among Oscar statues for an Oscars event poster with event details
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4. The Oscars are starting an hour earlier this year. The broadcast airs live at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, immediately following the red carpet show.

Jimmy in a tuxedo and bow tie standing on stage

5. Oppenheimer has the most nominations with 13.

Cillian Murphy as Oppenheimer stands next to Benny Safdie as Edward Teller in an outdoor setting with a "STOP" sign and buildings behind them

6. Lily Gladstone is the first Native American person to be nominated in one of the four main acting categories.

7. Colman Domingo is the second openly gay man nominated for playing a gay character, according to the New York Times. Additionally, he's the first Afro-Latino man nominated for Best Actor, according to People.

8. Ryan Gosling is performing "I'm Just Ken" from Barbie.

Upper image: A shirtless Ken leaning over while seated. Lower image: Ken makes a heart shape with hands while others dance in the background

9. Bad Bunny, Zendaya, Ariana Grande, and many more celebrities will present at the ceremony.

From left to right: Bad Bunny, Zendaya, and Ariana Grande

10. Among the presenters will reportedly be numerous previous Oscar winners, and the producers are believed to be bringing back a popular format from 2009.

Five presenters in various elegant outfits on a stage with spotlight effects

11. Film editor Carol Littleton and actors Mel Brooks and Angela Bassett received Honorary Oscars this year. Film executive Michelle Satter, known for her work with the Sundance Film Festival, received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

Carol Littleton, Mel Brooks, Angela Bassett and Michelle Satter stand onstage holding their Oscars

12. Finally, following the Oscars, a new episode of Abbott Elementary will air.

The cast of abbott elementary posing around a stoop for a promo photo
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