Preparations inside the Dolby Theatre have been going on for more than a week. Now, it's time to watch Hollywood Boulevard begin its transformation into the famous Oscars Red Carpet arrivals area.
|The large Oscar statuette in put in position Tuesday morning. Photo: Hollywood web cam|
Each year, the famous stretch of concrete between North Orange Drive and North Highland Avenue goes from cars to stars.
Crews began putting up fan bleacher seats late last week. The large clear tent was put in place on Monday and the press area — flanking where carpet will go — began taking shape overnight into Tuesday. The stretch of Hollywood Boulevard closed Sunday night and won't reopen until Tuesday, Feb. 24.
Here are some photos of the preparations thus far:
Bleachers are up! Wish I could get in there on Sunday! LOL!! pic.twitter.com/KebMQK1DAQ
— Romy Lee (@mrsromy) February 16, 2015
The transformation to the Red Carpet began as Hollywood Blvd. closed last night at 10 p.m. #oscars pic.twitter.com/c8Un283Zn4
— The Gold Knight (@goldknightblog) February 16, 2015
With nine days to go, bleacher seats for the #Oscars are in position! pic.twitter.com/R3mvS7W5eb
— The Gold Knight (@goldknightblog) February 13, 2015
Here is a time-lapse video from last year's progress at this time:
In our 2012 time-lapse video of the transformation, you can see the dramatic change from beginning to end:
Watch for more photos from the Red Carpet as Oscar Week continues. TheGoldKnight.com will be reporting from the Red Carpet beginning Thursday morning. Follow #TGKoscars on Twitter and Instagram to watch the journey to Oscar Sunday.
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.