With more than a half-hour to show time and the red carpet still buzzing outside, some early bird Oscar attendees are already taking their seats inside the Dolby Theatre.

And why not? It's a great place to see and hear ABC's red carpet coverage, featuring Kristin Chenoweth. It's blasting away on giant TV screens hanging above the stage where the Oscars are to be given out.

— Derrik J. Lang — Twitter http://twitter.com/derrikjlang

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