1. Pan from entrance of the Kodak Theatre, venue of Academy Awards, to the red carpet
2. Sign: "The Academy Awards"
3. Tilt from Academy Awards sign to Oscar statues wrapped in plastic
4. Media setting up in stands
5. Various of models and TV reporter on red carpet
6. Various of workmen carrying giant Oscar statues
7. Tilt up view of red carpet being steam cleaned
8. Oscar statue wrapped in plastic
9. Fans waiting in front of souvenir store
10. Women from Texas holding signs supporting Jamie Foxx
11. UPSOUND: (English) Vox Pop, Jamie Foxx Fan:
"We love you, great job on ''Ray''. We hope there is a ray of sunshine today - it''s kind of cold."
12. People waiting in front of souvenir shop
13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox pop, Chandra Hawthorne, Movie fan from Texas:
"I am rooting for Jamie Fox of course. Woow. Go Jamie. We are representing from Texas, yeah."
14. SOUNDBITE" (English) Vox pop, Skye Hagood, Movie fan:
"My prediction is Hilary Swank and ''Million Dollar Baby'', because all she came out here - her and her mom with just a car -and that is what I am doing and look how big she is now. She has been in a movie and that is really good and that is what I am going to do and that is who I am rooting for ... Hilary Swank you go."
15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox pop, Ken Marsh, Movie fan:
"I have seen quite a few of them, I think ''The Aviator'' is absolutely spectacular - in fact it is a toss up between ''Ray'' and ''Aviator''. Especially for historic content - but I loved it that they did the life story of Ray Charles. I think he was a great man and it is a sad thing to lose someone of his stature."
As the sun rose in Los Angeles on Sunday, the frantic work continued to put the final touches to the venue for the evening''s most glamorous event - the Oscars.
Workers were putting the giant Oscar statues in place along the red carpet and TV reporters were filing their preview pieces where just hours from now the stars of Hollywood will be standing in front of thousands of cameras.
Die-hard fans were already gathering across the street from the Kodak Theatre in preparation for the 77th annual Academy Awards.
Many of them are waiting in the hope of getting a glimpse of their favourite actors or actresses.
Martin Scorsese''s Howard Hughes epic "The Aviator" and Clint Eastwood''s boxing drama "Million Dollar Baby" are fighting for best picture and director.
It would be Scorsese''s first Oscar after four previous best director losses, and the first time he has delivered a best picture winner.
Eastwood claimed both prizes with 1992''s "Unforgiven."
The other best picture candidates are the J.M. Barrie tale "Finding Neverland," the Ray Charles saga "Ray" and the road trip comedy "Sideways."
Among actors, "Ray" star Jamie Foxx is a favourite for best actor for his remarkable embodiment of Ray Charles.
Besides his best actor nomination, Foxx was also picked in the supporting category for "Collateral."
Hilary Swank, an Oscar winner for "Boys Don''t Cry," is the favourite to take best actress again for "Million Dollar Baby," while Cate Blanchett is predicted to win best supporting actress for "The Aviator."