The Gold Knight: Preparations continue for Oscar’s big nightWritten by James A. Molnar | The Gold Knight | firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The sun was shining on the Red Carpet Thursday, with the golden curtain under the Dolby Theatre arch glistening.
The beautiful 70-plus degree day was quite a change from the deluge of rain faced last year by organizers.
Workers placed final patches of rouge carpet over sidewalks alongside Hollywood Boulevard (below). The stretch of street is being transformed in the famous Red Carpet for the big day on Sunday.
Here are more photos from in and around the Red Carpet area:
|Host Neil Patrick Harris greets those arriving at the front of the Red Carpet. Photos by James A. Molnar|
|These bleachers will be filled with 700 enthusiastic fans come Sunday.|
|Video screens are plentiful on the Red Carpet this year.|
On Thursday afternoon, a bomb scare shutdown Highland Avenue north of Hollywood Boulevard. The lobby and the area immediately in front of Loews Hollywood were closed off to the public.
At 4:12 p.m. PT, police gave the all clear via Twitter.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) February 20, 2015
The 87th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2014, will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.