2. Close up of electronic sign with Academy Award/Oscar display
3. Pull of Kodak Theatre entrance
4. Mid of workers on cherrypicker in front of Oscar statue outside Kodak Theatre
5. Wide of worker on cherrypicker spray painting Oscar statue
6. Close shot of worker on cherrypicker spray painting Oscar statue
7. Mid of workers setting up Oscar statues in red carpet area
8. Mid of Oscar statues and Oscar banner
9. Various of workers spray painting statue
10. Close up of Oscar statues, banner in the background
11. Mid shot of people near Kodak Theatre
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Howard, Long Beach, California resident:
"You know, this is the first time that I've been up here to see all of this. It's quite a production. I didn't realise it was so major, because on TV you just see little bits of it. But this is just blocks and blocks of cameras and chords and everything. It's really neat, exciting."
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick, British tourist:
(Question: "What do you think about all of this?")
Answer: "Brilliant. It's my wife's birthday and we're coming out especially for Oscars to see the awards, well, as live as we can anyway. My wife's a big George Clooney fan, so she's hoping he'll pick up an award. And, we don't get good TV coverage back in England on it, but we'll be able to see it all of it here on the networks as well as take in some of the atmosphere of it here live, so it's a massive production, but it's good to be here anyway".
14. Mid of barricades at entrance to red carpet area/TV camera crane crew in background.
15. Wide of Oscar statue in red carpet area outside Kodak Theatre.
16. Wide of Academy Award billboard above Hollywood Boulevard.
No matter who wins on Sunday, Hollywood can both brag about an unusually daring crop of Academy Awards films and hang its head in embarrassment that hardly any came from the studios that dominate the movie business.
The Oscars are as establishment as it gets in the entertainment world.
So it's a triumph of art over commerce that low-budget, fierce dramas such as the cowboy romance "Brokeback Mountain", the ensemble tale "Crash", the Truman Capote story "Capote" and the Edward R. Murrow saga "Good Night, and Good Luck" are the awards darlings this time over the escapist blockbusters that often rule.
Meanwhile Oscar is getting a makeover, outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, as final preparations are underway ahead of Sunday's Academy Awards.
Workers are busy putting the final touches on Oscar statues, banners and the red carpet in time for the gala awards event Sunday evening.
Host Jon Stewart is known for his political comedy on American TV's "The Daily Show" and many of the nominated films have political themes, however, Oscar producers are promising no political uproar at the 78th Annual Academy Awards Sunday.