Oscar red carpet out, ready for Hollywood's biggest night
HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- With the Oscars only a few hours away, the red carpet is out, and crews have made last-minute touches to make sure everything's perfect for Hollywood's biggest night.
All final preparations were finished Sunday morning for the huge extravaganza. Soon, Hollywood's best will descend on the Dolby Theatre.
Producers behind the show say 20,000 people from all over the world applied to sit in the bleachers alongside the red carpet, but only 700 lucky fans snagged tickets. Those not so lucky fans were still happy to catch a glimpse of the preparations for Sunday's show, as crews worked hard to unroll the iconic red carpet before the event.
"It's neat," Andre Ojeda of Van Nuys said. "It's something for all of us to come out and enjoy. I am not much of an Oscar person, but I am enjoying the sights."
In addition to all of the lights and cameras you will also see plenty of tourists. People from around the world have flown in to see Hollywood's finest walk the red carpet on Sunday.
"I think it's amazing because all I've seen is through television or magazines," Yumee Hah of South Korea said.
Media from all over the world have also flocked to Dolby Theatre, turning Hollywood into a sea of camera crews. Oscar producers say the audience can look forward to something new and fun - they promise it will be jam-packed with plenty of excitement.
"This show is bigger and has more in it, more entertainment unequivocally, than anything I've seen in recent years on the Oscars," said Don Mischer, director of the Oscar telecast.
The following road closures will take effect Sunday:
- The remainder of Hawthorn Alley from Orange Drive to Highland Avenue will close.
- Orange Drive will close from Hawthorn Avenue to Hollywood Boulevard.
- The north and south sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland Avenue to 300 feet east of Highland Avenue will close.
- The south sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard will close directly in front of the north-south running Hawthorn Alley.
- The east and west sidewalks of Highland Avenue from Hollywood Boulevard to Hawthorn Avenue will close.
- The east sidewalk of Highland Avenue will close from Yucca Street south to the alley.
- The north and south crosswalks on Hollywood Boulevard at the Highland Avenue intersection.
- The northbound and southbound offramps of the 101 Freeway at Highland Avenue will close.
With Oscar Sunday just hours away, play the My Picks game to choose who you think will win in each award category.
Have a smart phone or tablet? Download the free official Oscars app to get news and updates about the show. It's available for Apple, Android and Kindle devices.
The Oscars will air live on ABC7 on Feb. 24.
Oscar Sunday lineup:
- 1:30 p.m.: On The Red Carpet at The Oscars
- 4 p.m.: The Oscars Red Carpet Live
- 5:30 p.m.: The Oscars
- 8:30 p.m.: On The Red Carpet at The Oscars
- 10 p.m.: Jimmy Kimmel Live
- 11 p.m.: Eyewitness News
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