Ben Lyons, co-host of “The Oscars: All Access” says he’s looking forward to giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the red carpet and award show.
“I’ll be out there dressed like I’m on top of a wedding cake for, I think, 12 or 13 hours live. So it should be good,” Lyons told Hot Topics.
“The Oscars: All Access” is designed to complement Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast coverage, which airs on ABC.
Lyons has a lot of experience covering the Oscars. He has been a part of Oscars coverage for the past 10 years.
He said he is looking forward to reconnecting with Emma Stone Sunday.
“I’ve know Emma for a long time and I think she’s getting a win for ‘La La Land.’ It’s really cool to see as she’s on this award show circuit, she’s the same Emma Stone I’ve known for years,” said Lyons.
Lyons said he’s excited to see some fresh faces at the Oscars, including first-time Oscar nominee Mahershala Ali.
“People know him from ‘House of Cards.’ I love when people can put a name to the face… Now he’s become a name in Hollywood and I think it’s his time to win and I hope he wins for supporting actor,” said Lyons.
Lyons said you never know exactly what you’re going to see backstage at the Oscars as Hollywood stars, directors and producers exit the Oscars stage with a golden statue.
“I remember Geoffrey Fletcher won for a screenplay for ‘Precious’ a few years back… and he fell into my arms… and just started sobbing,” recalled Lyons. “You think of all the time he’s been rejected and looked over and to have that validation from a room of your peers in the industry, it’s an emotional moment for people.”
“The Oscars: All Access” is available streaming on Oscars.com, the ABC app, ABCNews.com, Comcast X1, the Xfinity TV app, and My Xfinity.com. Coverage will also stream of Facebook.com/theacademy. Coverage begins at 7 p.m.