This is ABC7 news anchor Dion Lim's third year covering the Academy Awards and she takes us behind the scenes with what's new and happening.
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Unlike previous years where there are risers big enough to hold hundred of guests to watch the celebrities grace the red carpet, this year there are two smaller spectator sections along the carpet.
Dion spotted media from all around the world. It's not uncommon to see journalists interviewing other journalists like a man from Arabic TV asking a man from Australian TV questions about covering Hollywood's biggest night.
A man known as the unofficial Ambassador to Hollywood, Gregg Donovan holds a replica statuette and greets Oscars fans outside the red carpet. He says he knows more than 100 languages and greets tourists in their native tongue! Dion got to hear him send greetings in Swedish and Finnish and he even had a conversation with a gaggle of girls in Japanese!
Dion met a young woman from San Francisco named Atessa Moghimi who is part of the Academy Gold Program. Through her internship she landed a coveted spot as a trophy presenter for Sunday's awards show!
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