It's time for the most glamorous night of the year. The great and good of Hollywood have gathered to celebrate the best films, performances, screenplays and production work of the last year. Stay with us for hours of stylish outfits, lengthy acceptance speeches and A-listers weeping. Welcome to the Oscars.
The father of Oscars host Seth MacFarlane has arrived on the red carpet wearing a kilt. Will his famous son also don the family tartan on stage?
Best actor nominee Hugh Jackman being styled, ahead of the ceremony.
British actress Samantha Barks, from Les Miserables, has brought her sister to the Oscars and will performing on stage with the cast. She says: "It feels like a musical family being reunited."
The ceremony is due to start in about an hour and a half - at 17:30 Los Angeles time (01:30 GMT).
Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays Abraham Lincoln, is favourite for best actor. The smart money seems to be on him making history by becoming the first man to win best actor three times.
Beasts of the Southern Wild's child star and best actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis is not fazed by her first ever Oscars red carpet. "Its all been fun," she says. She has also met "a few" famous people, "but not a lot". Cuteness personified.