Feb. 25 - Oscar nominees and stars hit the red carpet ahead of the 85th annual Academy Awards. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: An array of stars walked the early arrivals red carpet just prior to the 85th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. The 85th annual Academy Awards airs live on February 24 from the Dolby Theater. Steven Spielberg's presidential movie "Lincoln" heads into Sunday's ceremony with a leading 12 nominations, followed by Ang Lee's shipwreck tale "Life of Pi" with 11, French Revolutionary musical "Les Miserables" and romantic comedy "Silver Linings Playbook" with eight apiece, and hostage drama "Argo" with seven. The Oscar winners are chosen by some 5,800 movie industry professionals who are members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.