2014 Oscars behind-the-scenes photos
- Days before the show, Hollywood Boulevard is closed off and the red carpet rolled out — covered in plastic, of course.
- The 3,400-seat Dolby Theatre plays host to a number of premieres and other events during the year, but its annual highlight is The Oscars.
- Come Sunday night, regular humans will watch the nominees walk the red carpet from the bleachers.
- Just across the street from the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' studios, this roll of red carpet waits to be unfurled.
- It's just past 8AM, and construction is well underway.
- Yes, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences apparently has its own set of rain gutters.
- White plastic covers the iconic red carpet. The best part? It's like walking on the world's biggest piece of bubble wrap.
- The Grand Staircase at the Dolby Theatre. The names of former best picture winners line the columns on either side, with room for winners yet to come.
- Those lucky enough to receive statues will leave the stage and head down "Winner's Walk" to have their pictures taken and address the press.
- The press shoot footage of the spectacle in front of the theater.
- Here in the broadcast trucks, telecast director Hamish Hamilton will work in tandem with lead sound mixer Paul Sandweiss to deliver a show that will be watched by an estimated 1.2 billion people around the world.
- Technicians set up inside the Dolby Theatre. Just to the left of the boxes is the stage, where... well, you'll have to wait for Sunday night to find out about that.