Behind the scenes at the Oscars…

Canapes, tweezers, rain and red carpets - Hollywood is preparing for tonight's 86th Academy Awards


The 86th Annual Academy Awards take place tonight at the Dolby Theatre in LA. And a lot of preparation goes into pulling off film’s most glamorous event.


Luckily for those of us who aren’t going (invite lost in the post, right?) the stars and those working behind the scenes have been taking to social media to give us a sneak peek of this year’s ceremony.

Work has been under way for weeks transforming the Dolby Theatre into a venue fit for film’s finest A-listers, from scaffolding and bleachers to rolling out the red carpet itself… 

The red carpet grand staircase leading to the Dolby is ready for its guests.

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Even a bout of bad weather hasn’t halted preparations, just maybe disrupted them a little bit. It seems rain and red carpets aren’t a good mix…

While crew battle to keep the carpet dry, there is preparation of a whole different sort going on too…

Ombré Manicure. @lovegoldlive #LupitaLovesLacquer #Oscars

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It's really happening! #Oscars

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And if all that wasn’t enough to make you jealous. Twitter has also provided us with a sneak peek at what those lucky Oscars guests will be nibbling on this evening…

Watch tonight’s ceremony from 11:30pm on Sky Movies.