Get a sneak peek of Oscars red carpet

On Thursday (Feb. 27) — only three days before Ellen DeGeneres hosts the 86th Oscars on ABC — I snuck around outside the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. snapping photos of the construction efforts and other last-minute activities.

There are dozens of enormous Oscar statues wrapped in plastic and red carpet laid out far as the eye can see. Click through the photo gallery below to see the set-up!

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