Workers were busy on Friday getting Hollywood''s Kodak Theatre ready for this year''s Academy Awards gala event which takes place on Sunday (US time).
The ceremony honours the best in American and foreign film making.
Outside the Oscar venue finishing touches were being put on a grand, red-carpeted entrance that will welcome a throng of stars and celebrities for the seventy-seventh annual Academy Awards show.
Tourists in the area said they were looking forward to the ceremony.
More than three-thousand people are expected to descend on the Kodak Theatre for the ceremony.
Security will be tight.
On Friday, the streets surrounding the theatre were blocked off already, metal barricades limited walkways and uniformed police officers were standing guard.
The red carpet walkway to the theatre received a bit of a face-lift this year - following recent rainstorms, Academy Award planners were not taking any chances and put up a plastic tent over the red carpet.