Christoph Waltz, John Stamos & Bill Murray: Red Carpet Ready at the 2014 Academy Awards

Posted Sunday March 2, 2014 10:06 PM GMT

When it comes to awards shindigs it doesn’t get any bigger than this, and the 86th Academy Awards welcomed Christoph Waltz, John Stamos and Bill Murray to the red carpet outside Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre earlier tonight (March 2).

The acting trio smiled for the shutterbugs as they navigated through the arrivals area, excited about the evening ahead.

It has been an especially-exciting awards show season, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences certainly didn’t suffer from a shortage of worthy contenders from which to choose.

The hopefuls for Best Picture this year include “American Hustle,” “Nebraska,” “Captain Phillips,” “Philomena,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Gravity,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Her.”

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