Photos: Oscar 2013 preparations in full swing

Movies | | February 23, 2013, 5:24 pm
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An Oscar statuette stands covered by plastic sheeting on the red carpet while preparing for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

An Oscar statuette stands covered by plastic sheeting on the red carpet while preparing for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

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Workers roll out the red carpet during Oscars preparations for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California.

Workers roll out the red carpet during Oscars preparations for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California.

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Oscar shaped chocolates are pictured during the food and beverage preview for this year's Governors Ball in preparation for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Oscar shaped chocolates are pictured during the food and beverage preview for this year's Governors Ball in preparation for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

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Producer Robert Hudson, with his face painted golden, reacts with Massiel Taveras from the Dominican Republic as they pose for photos with Hudson's Oscar outside the Dolby Theatre, the site for the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

Producer Robert Hudson, with his face painted golden, reacts with Massiel Taveras from the Dominican Republic as they pose for photos with Hudson's Oscar outside the Dolby Theatre, the site for the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

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With just a few hours left for Hollywood's biggest award night, the preparation for the gala night is in full swing. The food and beverage preview for this year's Governors Ball in preparation for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

With just a few hours left for Hollywood's biggest award night, the preparation for the gala night is in full swing. The food and beverage preview for this year's Governors Ball in preparation for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

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A man works on a sign during preparations for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

A man works on a sign during preparations for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

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Silver Oscar statues stand beside gold statues during preparations for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Silver Oscar statues stand beside gold statues during preparations for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

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Executive Pastry Chef Sherry Yard applies sugar to a chocolate Oscar statuette during a preview of food to be served at the Governor's Ball for the 85th Academy Awards.

Executive Pastry Chef Sherry Yard applies sugar to a chocolate Oscar statuette during a preview of food to be served at the Governor's Ball for the 85th Academy Awards.

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Lead scenic artist Dena D'Angelo paints a poster during preparations for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Lead scenic artist Dena D'Angelo paints a poster during preparations for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

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Workers place an Oscar statue on the red carpet during preparations for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Workers place an Oscar statue on the red carpet during preparations for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

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Stand-ins representing Oscar nominees are interviewed on the red carpet during preparations for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Stand-ins representing Oscar nominees are interviewed on the red carpet during preparations for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

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Workers drive a cart with Oscar statues on the red carpet during preparations for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Workers drive a cart with Oscar statues on the red carpet during preparations for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.