Everything You Need To Know About Street Closures During the Oscars

Unless your name is Denzel or your documentary is nominated, just steer clear of Hollywood and Highland this week

The Super Bowl Sunday is over. Spoiler alert. The Patriots won. Here comes the Super Bowl for those of us more entertainment-industry-inclined—The Academy Awards (Sunday – Feb. 26). This is the four-hour-plus television event we prep for all year. We know the stats—Meryl Streep has received 20 nominations to date. Ryan Gosling? Two. What else do we who live in the real La La Land anticipate around Oscar time? That if you have to drive home through Hollywood, you better think about the street closures around the Hollywood and Highland complex where they hold this thing.

Organizers put the area on lockdown this week so that the only thing they have to worry about is someone stepping on Emma Stone’s gown. Here’s the scoop of where you can’t drive or walk this week and on Oscar Sunday. You can also find the info at the Academy’s site and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce or the Sixth and Thirteenth District City Council field offices. Basically just avoid the blocks around Hollywood and Highland and Hollywood Blvd has been closed since Monday as they lay down the enormous red carpet and put the bleachers up. Most closures are in effect until 6:00 A.M. Monday, February 27. Party’s over.

Street and Sidewalk Closures This Week

Illu courtesy The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

And for Oscar Sunday …

Street and Sidewalk Closures on Oscar Sunday

Illu courtesy The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences