"Some nominees joke when they get nominated: 'Here's the first line of my obituary'" - Variety's Tim Gray on the Oscars

The ceremony takes place on Sunday night

"Some nominees joke when they get nominated: 'Here's the first line of my obituary'" - Variety's Tim Gray on the Oscars

Oscar statuettes [Wikipedia Commons]

Hollywood is buzzing with excitement as final preparations are underway ahead of the Oscars.

The big awards ceremony takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow.

Just some of those up for gongs include Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep.

This evening, Variety's Tim Gray spoke to the Picture Show about the event stating: "I think it's been a good year for cinema, I feel like we won't really know until 15 years from now because sometimes the movie seems really exciting and then about four years later we say, what were we thinking of?

"I honestly don't know what's going to win on Sunday night."

Mr Gray commented on what an Oscar means to a filmmaker's career: "There are too many film awards but Oscar is known around the world.

"I think the Oscar name still means a lot."

Listen back to the full interview with Tim Gray here: