Hollywood Set For Oscars Drama As Storms Ease

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March 02, 2014 AT 12:04 PM
Hollywood counted down the hours as stars gathered for the most fiercely contested Oscars show in decades, with three movies leading the field for Tinseltown's most highly coveted prizes. Organizers were praying for the rain to hold off, after a huge storm hit just before the Academy Awards weekend, drenching the famous red carpet where A-listers were to strut their stuff. Harrowing historical drama "12 Years a Slave," 3D space thriller "Gravity" and 1970s crime caper "American Hustle" are hotly tipped to take the top prizes at Sunday night's show, starting at 5:30 pm (0130 GMT Monday).