Crews start setting up outside Dolby Theater for Academy Awards

Actors chosen as Oscars presenters

Preparations are well underway for the 85th annual Academy Awards on Sunday.  

Roads, sidewalks and alleys surrounding the Dolby theater have been closed while crews set up seating for the Red Carpet, according to ABC News.

A new group of actors picked to present awards have been announced.

The group includes Melissa McCarthy, Salma Hayek, John Travolta and Liam Neeson.

The Academy Awards airs this Sunday at 7 p.m.

Oscar Quick Facts

First Oscars
Emil Jannings received the first Oscar for Best Actor in 1929 for roles in "The Last Command and "The Way of All Flesh." The Oscar for Best Actress went to Janet Gaynor for her roles in "7th Heaven" and "Street Angel."

Best Actress in 1980
Sally Field took the honor of Best Actress for her role in "Norma Rae." She beat out a tough group -- Jill Clayburgh, Jane Fonda, Marsha Mason and Bette Midler.

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion has played host to more Academy Awards ceremonies than any other venue (20+).

Bob Hope
Prior to his 2003 death, Bob Hope hosted the Academy Awards 18 times. He hosted the Oscars more than any other. The closest to Hope's total is Billy Crystal (8).

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