The 90th Academy Awards come after a year that saw Hollywood rocked by a string of sex abuse scandals, leading to the 'MeToo' and 'TimesUp' movements.

n Oscar statue is seen outside the Dolby Theatre during preparations for the Oscars in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on March 3, 2018.
n Oscar statue is seen outside the Dolby Theatre during preparations for the Oscars in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on March 3, 2018. ( Reuters )

Movie fans and the world's media descended on Los Angeles' iconic Hollywood Boulevard as final red carpet preparations were made ahead of Sunday's Academy Awards.

The 90th Oscars come after a year that saw Hollywood rocked by a string of sex abuse scandals, leading to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. 

The #OscarsSoWhite campaign is also calling for movie executives to recognise contributions from more people of colour. 

Hollywood watchers say the industry has heard the call, and claim a sea change will be played-out at the Oscars. 

TRT World's Frances Read reports from Hollywood.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies