Oscars to start half hour earlier, may finally end before dawn

Hey, East-Coasters may actually be able to stay awake for Best Picture this year: the 90th Oscars will begin a half-hour earlier this year, starting at 8 p.m. out by the Atlantic Ocean instead of 8:30.

The 2018 Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. They’ll again be televised on ABC.

As previously announced, late-night talk show favorite Jimmy Kimmel will return to host, and Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will return to produce.

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Cher in 1988

(Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

Kim Basinger in 1990

(Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

Geena Davis in 1992

(Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

Demi Moore in 1989

(Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)

Barbra Streisand in 1992

(Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

Whoopi Goldberg in 1993

(Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Lizzy Gardiner in 1995

(Photo by Barry King/Liaison)

Kate Winslet in 1996

(Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)

Susan Sarandon in 1996

(Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

Angelina Jolie in 2000

(Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage)

Bjork in 2001

(Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

Cameron Diaz in 2002

(Photo by Steve Granitz Archive 1/WireImage)

Gwyneth Paltrow in 2002

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Faith Hill in 2002

(Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

Diane Keaton in 2004

(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Uma Thurman in 2004

(Photo by KMazur/WireImage for Entertainment Weekly Magazine)

Charlize Theron in 2006

(Photo by Brian VanderBrug/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Sally Kirkland in 2007

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

Tilda Swinton in 2008

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Sophia Loren in 2009

(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Charlize Theron in 2010

(Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez in 2010

(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Kate Mara in 2012

(Photo Getty)

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