Nightly News | March 02, 2014
>>> this is how it looked in los angeles a nearly 24 hours ago, the red carpet area draped in plastic outside the kodak theater , site of tonight's academy awards . big sigh of relief as the rain passed and things started to dry off today just in time for the big show . covering it all for us, our "today" show colleagues, al roker and kathie lee gifford . hey, guys.
>> hey, lester .
>> he he low, lester .
>> the good news is that you did get a little bit of a spritz.
>> it spritz'd just enough to ruin the hair, but not the spirit. and it ruined al's. i'm just here to do his makeup.
>> that's right. the good news, lester , the clouds have come out a little bit but we've finally seen an end to the rain just in time for all these stars to come down the red carpet .
>> the best news is that i like al because you could never do this with somebody you despise. this is literally as much room as we get. i'm so happy i love you.
>> everybody is so thrilled. it's a tight race this year. there are no clear-cut winners. and i think for best picture i'm kind of liking "12 years a slave."
>> that's my pick as well. who for best actor ?
>> i kind of like michael mcconaughey.
>> me, too, and jared leto for best supporting. let's go home.
>> all you need to do, lester , is tune in tomorrow morning , 7:00 am on the "today" show. we've got the ultimate oscar afterparty. everything you need to know about the oscars and we've got some help coming up tomorrow morning .
>> we do?
>> yes, johnny weir and teara lipinski.
>> and my hairdresser.
>> tomorrow morning on "today."