The red carpet has been rolled out for the biggest night in Hollywood's awards calender: the Oscars.
 
The race for Best Picture was billed as a contest between the dark comedy "Birdman" and the coming-of-age drama "Boyhood" - with "Birdman" eventually taking the top prize on Sunday night in Los Angeles.
 
However, the list of Best Picture nominess was missing a number of big money-making blockbusters.
 
Al Jazeera's Phil Lavelle reports from Hollywood.

Source: Al Jazeera