The final countdown to the Oscars has begun, with The King’s Speech and The Social Network going head to head for the coveted best picture prize.
The former, which has taken more than $230m (£142m) at the global box office, has 12 nominations, including a best actor nod for Colin Firth.
James Franco and Anne Hathaway will host the 83rd Academy Awards, which take place in Los Angeles later.
Voting by the Academy’s 5,755 members ended earlier this week.
Outside the Kodak theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, the traditional red carpet is ready for the influx of A-list talent.
The show’s organisers are aiming at a more youthful edge this year, with 28-year-old Hathaway set to become the youngest host in Oscar history.