The Academy Awards ceremony is the biggest event of the year for the film industry and preparations are almost over for the event.

The golden color larger-than-life sized Oscar statues have been placed outside the Kodak Theatre, which will be closed down this year.

Crews have been busy placing the Oscar status on the red carpet under yellow plastic that is to be unwrapped just before the show.

Here are some pictures of the preparations for the most-awaited entertainment award ceremony.