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The 85th Annual Academy Awards

The 85th Annual Academy Awards takes place Sunday, February 24 in Hollywood.

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – The national focus on gun violence has put pressure on the LAPD to increase security at the Oscars Sunday.

There will likely be an extra heavy police presence around the Dolby Theater for this year’s ceremony.

Officially the LAPD is not saying that anything is different this year, but several law enforcement sources have confirmed that there will definitely be more uniformed and undercover officers involved in the security detail Sunday night.

There will also be multiple street and sidewalk closures in effect Sunday.

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is hosting an Oscar viewing party full with french cuisine and tasty dishes. Steve Valentine and Chef Gary Altounian joined us with a preview of some dishes they will be offering. They also shared how people can re create some delicious flat bread pizzas if they want to watch the Oscar festivities at home.

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KTLA’s Dave Mecham reports from outside the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood the day before the Oscars.

HOLLYWOOD (KTLA) — The countdown to the Oscars is on as Hollywood’s biggest day is this Sunday.

Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Dolby Theatre, which is home to the Oscars, is already shut-down as crews prepare for the big night.

Many more streets will be closing down through the weekend.

Road signs alert drivers that Hollywood Boulevard  is shut down all this week, and won’t reopen until Tuesday morning.

Officials are urging people to use public transportation to get in and out of the area.

This years host is comic talent Seth MacFarlane.

MacFarlane is best known for his hit animated shows “Family Guy,” “American Dad” and the feature film “Ted.”

-Chris Wolfe reporting


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Behind the Scences Look With the Oscars Director

The Oscars Director Don Mischer gives us a behind the scences look at what goes into producing the show!

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