Mandi Bierly
February 22, 2008 AT 12:00 PM EST

It’s the Friday afternoon on an awards show weekend, and you know what that means: a post plugging our coverage!

• Annie Barrett and I will be live-blogging Sunday’s Oscars, which officially kick off at 8 p.m. ET on ABC with some arrivals coverage. We’ll skip E!’s six-hour Countdown to the Red Carpet, but pick up with Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic at 6 p.m. ET, when there’s the chance of someone actually being there.

• Adam B. Vary will be filing items throughout the night from backstage at the Kodak Theatre.

• Gary Susman will be taking notes for his morning-after gallery of the evening’s best and worst moments.

While you ponder whether George Clooney will help you win your Oscar pool, feel free to bone up on our Oscars hub, where you’ll find Dave Karger’s video interviews with nominees including Clooney, Javier Bardem, Viggo Mortensen, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marion Cotillard, and Laura Linney, as well as stars from Juno and Atonement. Rooting for any of them?

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