The Oscars turned a rain-soaked Hollywood into a sunny celebration as stars gathered for the 80th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre. The event threatened to become a stormy affair after two days of torrential rain, but the skies cleared as George Clooney, Heidi Klum and Seal became the first celebrities to hit the red carpet. The trio arrived almost two hours early for the big event, with Clooney, who was accompanied by girlfriend Sarah Larson, insisting he had an ulterior motive for beating the celebrity red carpet crush. He revealed, "I have a theory that I can get in quick and get a drink."