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Countdown to a night of Oscar glamour

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The countdown to the Oscars is on. Just two more days until Hollywood's biggest night.

Countdown to a night of Oscar glamour

LAX is a hub of activity this weekend with filmmakers and celebrities from all over the world arriving for the Oscars. Most of them are bringing in their own entourage of stylists, make-up artists and hair dressers to make sure that when they hit the red carpet Sunday night, everything is just right.

Based on what we saw at the SAG awards and Golden Globes this year, we'd expect nothing less.

In the land of beautiful people, red carpets are where the stars come out to shine.

Thousands of cameras are flashing and a bold look can make magazine covers worldwide.

Most stars work with professional stylists to scour through hundreds of designers—looking for the perfect color, length and fit, but it’s not only about the dress.

"This is award season so these people have been working on their bodies, on their skin, who's doing their hair. It's about the total look," Paul Wharton, style expert.

PHOTOS: See the best of Oscar fashion.

So far, this award season, Emma Stone, Michelle Williams and Viola Davis have been showered with praise for their fashion selections.

On the other side of the spectrum, some critics have been tough on actresses like Zooey Deschanel and Octavia Spenser.

It's a subjective scenario and inevitably, someone's daring choice falls flat, but, style expert Paul Wharton says the goal for the celebrities is to radiate happiness—acting skills that come in handy when the world is watching.

“When you feel good, it comes across in the pictures it comes across in your personality—you glow, and it adds to you total fabulosity,” Wharton said.

Last year, the stars had to try and radiate happiness even though it was freezing outside as temperatures were in the 30s. Now, we are looking at sunny skies and temperatures in the 70's so conjuring up happy feelings is likely not going to be a problem.

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