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Media prepare for Oscars at Kodak Theatre

March 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Media from all over the world are at the Kodak Theatre making their final preparations before the Oscars on Sunday.With just a little bit more than 48 hours left to go before Oscars the red carpet in Hollywood is turning into a sea of camera crews and reporters from all around the world.

"It has been absolute madness. We've been racing around trying to find out British hopefuls because we've got Colin Firth, Helen Mirren, Armando Iannucci and Carey Mulligan from 'An Education.' The movie is up for three awards so we are very excited about that," said British journalist Lucy Cotter. "Also Nick Park who has already won four Oscars already is up for his fifth. So we are very excited and keeping our fingers crossed for the Brits."

Budding journalists are using the days leading up to the Oscars to shoot and edit stories.

Kerry Stackhouse, a college student, has been in Hollywood on the red carpet catching all of the prep work being done for the Oscars.

"It is a thrilling experience to be here on the red carpet," said Stackhouse. "It is very exciting. There is a lot of hype and we are just waiting for the big day."

In addition to all of the lights and cameras you will also see plenty of tourists. People from around the world have flown in to see Hollywood's finest walk the red carpet on Sunday.

"This is the first time that we are in Hollywood," said Aults Teeog, who is visiting from Holland. "Now we are directly on TV. What more could you want?"

The word "Oscar" means the same in every language, just ask Marie Yanaka from Japanese television.

"We have this pre-Oscar show and then we have the Oscars," said Yanaka. "So it's really big in Japan too."

It's her first time in Los Angeles, and it's her first TV job. And like a true journalist it isn't long before she's controlling the interview.

"Is the camera heavy? Do you do this every year?" asked Yanaka.

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday, March 7. Watch ABC7 for the awards show and all of the red carpet and backstage action.

ABC7 reporters Lisa Hernandez and Leslie Miller contributed to this report.


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