Giuliana Rancic & Ryan Seacrest Get Ready for 86th Academy Awards Red Carpet Action

Posted Sunday March 2, 2014 6:54 PM GMT

When it comes to awards shindigs it doesn’t get any bigger than this, and the 86th Academy Awards welcomed Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic to the red carpet outside Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre earlier tonight (March 2).

The “E! News” stars 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 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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