Saturday, February 27, 2016

Oscar Preview: Henry During Rehearsals At The Dolby Theatre

Henry looking very much the Superman, during Oscar rehearsals at the Dolby Theater today. While he was inside, the press was getting ready for Hollywood's biggest night of the year.

Henry chatting with actress Kerry Washington and the Academy's Cheryl Boone Isaacs

 via LFizer

via mcavoys

via Variety

And thanks to actress Sofia Vergara, we now know where Henry will be sitting! (bottom right corner). Right by the stage.

A photo posted by Sofia Vergara (@sofiavergara) on

Henry will presumably present an award with Kerry, but we'll have to wait to find out. We're also looking forward to his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live's Oscar special later in the night, along with Ben Affleck and Jesse Eisenberg. This is what we may be in for (sounds like at least part of it might have been previously recorded).

Security is usually super tight during the Oscars, with streets closed off around the Dolby Theatre and stores in the area shutting down for the day. But with Vice President Joe Biden expected to be in attendance, and the recent terror attack in San Bernardino, this year will mark the most heightened state of security in the history of the Academy Awards. Check out all that's planned to make sure it goes off without a hitch.

The stars are dropped off about a half a block from the main entrance to the theatre, and then make their way inside the secure area to pose for the first round of photographers waiting for them. This is the first thing they will see.

They will then pose for the cameras with that white background, that this year is decorated with tiny Oscar statuettes.

The actors slowly make their way down the red carpet (which is normally Hollywood Boulevard), past the fan stands and the press, and finally take a turn at the big statue before walking inside the building.

As you can see, there was still a lot of last minute work going on ahead of the ceremony.

This is the last stop, before the nominees and presenters walk into the theatre. This year they will be greeted by Oscar himself.

Here's a preview of what awaits them inside.

The Academy has also given us a glimpse of the green room where Henry will be hanging out before he takes the stage.

And there will be plenty of ways to keep up with him, in fact maybe too many ways!

Watch the PEOPLE & EW Red Carpet Live streaming pre-show celebration on Feb. 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT on and, with live red carpet coverage, fashion and beauty trends, and winner predictions. And catch the 88th annual Academy Awards at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on ABC. For full coverage of the Oscars, head here

Dozens of media outlets will be doing live coverage online, and of course you can catch the main reporting on the Oscar website -- where they will be using tons of cameras to put you in the middle of all the excitement:

“The Oscars Backstage” allows fans to choose from four channels that will pull from more than 20 live cameras strategically placed on the red carpet and backstage at the Dolby Theatre®, providing fans with insider views into the most memorable moments of the night. Pre-show channels include: Director's Cut, Arrivals, Fashion and Red Carpet. During the show, the channels are Director's Cut (including the popular Thank You cam), Audience, Backstage and Press Rooms.

After the Oscars guests will head to the Governors Ball, where Wolfgang Puck will be ready to serve them. Take a look at the menu.

There are several parties going on after the ceremony, and we're pretty sure we'll see Henry at one or two of them. Here's that list.

Phew! - We think that's about it.

The 88th Academy Awards, hosted by Chris Rock, airs LIVE Oscar Sunday, February 28 7e|4p on ABC.

We'll be here to bring you the first pictures, details, and videos as Henry attends the awards for the very first time.

Break a leg, Superman!

Images: Associated Press/REX/Shutterstock via mcavoys/@SergioESS


  1. He should always wear size smedium blue t-shirts. Heavy sigh.

  2. I'm excited and nervous for Henry all at the same time. Can't wait!

    1. I know, me too :-D so excited and happy for Henry.
      I hope he's gonna post something on his IG when he's at the oscars, that would be nice.

  3. O.O wow HCN, looks like ur gonna have your work cut out for u this evening ;)

    1. The best of luck to both you and Henry ♥
      This is gonna be so awesome!

  4. Wishing Henry and Tara lots of luck and love, you two are going to breathtaking on the red carpet, your real fans are so happy for you, you look happy and relaxed, enjoy the night.cant wait for the photos of you two....

  5. Will there be like a full video of the Oscar event? And if so, when will it be released? Thanks.

  6. Great coverage, HCN! You guys are the best!

    1. -> You guys are the best in your support for Henry. Thank you!

  7. Can't wait!!! What time is it in America?...

  8. Kerry Washington is so elegant! Neat to see behind the scenes like that. A LOT of money gets thrown at this event. I've read about the SWAG these people get and it's INSANE


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