Warning: There might be 5.5 hours of Oscars 2021 programming

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Get the popcorn, Raisinets and big fountain soda prepared: The 2021 Oscars are going to be an extended, lengthy televised occasion.

ABC is working the desk Sunday night time, beginning with “Oscars: Into the Highlight,” a preshow that may embody performances of the 5 tunes nominated for authentic music.

Celeste and Daniel Pemberton will carry out “Hear My Voice” from “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” H.E.R. will sing “Combat for You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah,” Leslie Odom Jr. will carry out “Converse Now” from “One Evening in Miami …,” Laura Pausini and Dianne Warren will carry out “Io Si (Seen)” from “The Life Forward,” and Molly Sandén will carry out “Húsavík” from “Eurovision Music Contest: The Story of Fireplace Saga.”

Then at 5 p.m. Pacific, dwell from L.A.’s Union Station and the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, comes “The Oscars” ceremony itself — an affair that’s been identified to run previous its three-hour window. This 12 months winners have been instructed to “learn the room” and “inform a narrative” of their acceptance speeches, so who is aware of what’s going to occur.

However as quickly as that ends, of us who don’t change the channel can see “Oscars: After Darkish.” Hosted by actors Colman Domingo (“Ma Rainey’s Black Backside”) and Andrew Rannells (“The Promenade”), it’s going to shut issues out with a overview of the night time’s greatest moments and interviews performed by movie critic Elvis Mitchell.

For anybody doing the mathematics, that’s no less than 5.5 hours of Oscars programming in a single night time. “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” at 4 hours and a couple of minutes, seems to be positively svelte compared.

Instances intern Angie Orellana Hernandez contributed to this report.

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