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Crews hard at work days away from Oscars

February 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
It was a chilly night in Hollywood on Tuesday, but things were heating up as awards night approaches.

Rays Rentals has been preparing for this year's academy awards since last October and there is still plenty to accomplish.

To get the job done, the company is supplying more than 15,000 yards of fabric.

Next door in storage, Oscar statues are being protected by plastic until it's time for their golden moment on the red carpet.

On Hollywood Boulevard, rain tents are up and so are spirits.

"It looks exciting," said Dontae Brown of Daytona, Fla., while walking down the strip. "It's very bright, there are a lot of lights. It's very different from Florida."

This year's Oscar ceremony is set to air live on ABC7 from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2011. Check out a full list of Oscar nominations.

ABC7 and OnTheRedCarpet.com are your news sources for Oscars coverage. Live coverage from the Oscar red carpet begins at 2 p.m. PT. "On The Red Carpet at the Oscars" broadcasts LIVE on ABC7. We're also streaming the show online and on the free On The Red Carpet iPad app, available now in iTunes.

When the last awards have been given out, watch continuing coverage of the Governor's Ball and all the Oscar night parties as "On The Red Carpet at the Oscars" broadcasts LIVE on on ABC7. We're also streaming the show online and on the iPad app.

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