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Academy Awards: Countdown in Hollywood – Red carpet rolled out for Oscars

Academy Awards: Countdown in Hollywood – Red carpet rolled out for Oscars

In a few days, film stars and Oscar guests will be walking here: the red carpet will be laid out for the trophy show on Hollywood Boulevard.

A few days before the Oscar gala, the red carpet was rolled out for Hollywood’s big show. Dozens of camera teams and photographers followed the traditional “roll out”. On Sunday, the stars and Oscar guests walk along to the entrance to the Dolby Theater, where the trophies will be awarded for the 96th time (on Monday night CET).

Last year, the Film Academy caused a surprise with a color change. The promenade was decorated in “champagne” color. The reason given at the time was to give the stars’ show a glamorous touch. But now the carpet is back in a bright red – to the delight of many onlookers.

The red carpet wasn’t red last year

Tour guide Gregg Donovan watched the spectacle. He held a sign that said “Bring back the red carpet!” (Bring back the red carpet!) in hand. The champagne color last year was terrible, Donovan said. “It’s like suddenly handing out silver Oscar statues instead of gold,” joked the American. “Thank God the red carpet is back.”

But it’s not the darker “Academy Red” from before, but a lighter tone, says Joe Lewis, long-time producer of the “Pre-Show” on the red carpet, to the dpa. This decision came “from above”, usually with a view to how the colors of the stars’ skin and clothes would be better highlighted in the bright spotlight.

Almost 100 meters long and a good ten meters wide, the carpet covers a section of the otherwise busy Hollywood Boulevard. Dozens of helpers will install the famous catwalk by Sunday, trimming edges and welding seams. Barriers and stands will be set up for fans and the press.

Source: Stern

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