Oscar statues are viewed in preparation one day before the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California
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Daniel Day-Lewis heads British Oscar hopes

23 February 2013 Last updated at 23:38 GMT

The movie world's biggest night of the year, the Academy Awards, are taking place in Los Angeles on Sunday.

A raft of British talent will parade down the red carpet hoping for an award across a variety of categories.

Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles on their chances.