Colin Firth's Night at the 2012 Academy Awards
The “King's Speech” star eased along the Kodak Theatre red carpet while mingling with his fellow thespians prior to the Oscar ceremony's onset.
During the course of the night, Mr Firth is set to take the stage to hand out one of the coveted trophies while other presenters include Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz.
As for the top contenders, "Hugo" leads the pack at 11 nominations while "The Artist" sits close behind at 10 chances for Oscar glory.
Meanwhile, the 2012 Academy Awards will be hosted by Billy Crystal and will broadcast live on ABC beginning at 7e/4p.
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