The Oscars to be broadcast on Nine

The Oscars will be broadcast Live on Nine next week.

Oscars day will begin with a special edition of Today. Lisa Wilkinson will co-host the show live from outside the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood as the red carpet is rolled out in preparation for the glamorous star arrivals.

She will be joined by Australia’s entertainment guru, Richard Wilkins, to bring viewers all the latest news on the nominees, the favourites to win and what we can expect in the fashion stakes.

Throughout the morning Wilkins will cross LIVE to MORNINGS and Nine News with regular updates,leading into a special edition of Extra presented by Mario Lopez.

The Oscars will air live at 12:30 PM AEDST with replay at 8:30 PM on Gem

In his first Oscars hosting role, Gone Girl star Neil Patrick Harris will perform an original number written by the team behind last year’s Best Original Song winner, Let It Go.

Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and Meryl Streep will all present awards, and the broadcast will include performances from Adam Levine and Rita Ora, plus Common and John Legend.

Two Australians have been recognised for their work, with Oscar nominations in production categories:Tim Crosbie for Best Visual Effects on X-Men: Days of Future Past and David Lee for Sound Mixing on the Angelina Jolie film, Unbroken.