Preparations have begun for the 85th Oscars, and a number of road closures went into effect Sunday night.
To accommodate the construction of press risers, fan bleachers and pre-show stages along the Oscars red carpet, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive beginning at 10 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, and remain closed until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26.
MTA subway trains will bypass the Hollywood & Highland station after the last regularly scheduled train on Saturday, February 23, until 6 a.m. Monday, February 25. Service at the station will resume with the first scheduled train after 6 a.m.
Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane. The Oscar presentation will be televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries worldwide.