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Hollywood counts down to The Oscars

27 February 2014 Last updated at 00:17 GMT

In Los Angeles excitement is building in the run up to this year's Oscars ceremony which takes place on Sunday night.

The producers are hoping that the telecast - which is seen in more than 200 countries - will bring in a large audience.

As Tom Brook reports from Los Angeles, improving the TV ratings of the awards show is quite a challenge.