The Oscars are renowned for their glitz, glamour, and red carpet events. However, this year, the organizers have decided to shake things up and replace the iconic red carpet with a champagne-colored one. This change is a result of the creative efforts of consultants Lisa Love, a long-time associate of Vogue, and Raul Avila, creative director of the Met Gala in New York.
Stepping Up to the Plate with a New Shade
As workers rolled out the new carpet in front of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel was on hand to present the big news to the press. In reference to last year's infamous incident involving Will Smith and Chris Rock, Kimmel jokingly stated, "People have been asking, is there going to be any trouble this year? Is there going to be any violence this year? We certainly hope not, but if there is, I think the decision to go with a champagne carpet, rather than a red carpet, shows how confident we are that no blood will be shed." The new champagne-colored carpet will not only protect the stars and cameras from the weather but also transform the arrivals into an evening event.
Love stated, "This is just a lightness, and hopefully people like it. It doesn't mean that it's always going to be a champagne-colored carpet." The red carpet has been a staple of the Oscars since 1961 and has been broadcast in full color since 1966.
A New Era Dawns for the Oscars
The Oscars are set to start a new era with a champagne-colored carpet and a sienna-colored canopy. The red carpet may be gone, but the spirit of the Oscars remains the same. This year's Oscars will begin on Monday at 8 p.m.
local time in Los Angeles, which translates to 2 a.m. European time. The Oscars continue to be the most glamorous and highly anticipated awards show in the world, and this year promises to be no exception.