The Academy Awards show brings out the stars, including the four-wheeled variety. Automakers compete each year to have Hollywood's biggest names arrive at the Oscars presentation in their vehicles. Car companies also sponsor promotional events tied to the Oscars. Here's a sample of this year's action, on and off the red carpet.
Cars and stars
"Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria poses with a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 at a GM fashion show in Hollywood the week before the Oscars. At the Detroit auto show in January, Longoria plugged the Chrysler Imperial concept car.
Best actor nominee Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), left, and Chrysler group designer Ralph Gilles show off the 2006 Jeep Commander they customized. The vehicle was displayed at the NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, which were televised Oscar weekend.
Actress Uma Thurman, right, arrives in a Jeep Commander at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, the site of the March 5 Oscars presentation.
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