The red carpet has remained largely unchanged for the past 60 years despite the Academy Awards going through many changes over the years. It has always been some shade of crimson, though the colors have changed over time. prior to this year.

Workers unrolled a champagne-colored carpet outside the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Wednesday as Jimmy Kimmel, who will emcee the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday, presided over the event.

The choice of a champagne carpet over a red carpet, in Kimmel’s opinion, demonstrates how sure we are that no blood will be shed.

Longtime contributor to Vogue Lisa Love and the glitzy Met Gala in New York’s Ral Vila served as the creative consultants who decided to alter the color.

This year, the carpet will be draped in order to help transform the arrivals into an evening event as well as to shield the celebrities and cameras from the elements. For Love, there has always been a disconnect between the formal black tie attire requirement and the time of day when guests come to be photographed outside. They could alter that with a covered flooring.

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Love said to The Associated Press, “We made a daytime event into a nighttime affair. “Even though it’s only 3:00, it’s already evening.”

The Oscars red carpet dates back to 1961, the 33rd Academy Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, when Billy Wilder’s “The Apartment” won best picture, Burt Lancaster and Elizabeth Taylor won the lead acting prizes, and there was still a “juvenile award,” which went to Hayley Mills for “Pollyanna.” It was the first ceremony to be aired on television, and Bob Hope served as the host. It wasn’t until 1966, when the Oscars were first aired in color, that the general public got to see the red carpet in all its splendor on television.

The modification was not in dispute, according to Love. They simply understood that they were allowed to deviate from convention. Other colors were also attempted, but they appeared too dark against the covered tent. “This is the sunset before the golden hour, so we chose this beautiful sienna, saffron color that evokes the sunset,” Love said.

Bill Kramer, the CEO of the Academy, approved of them going lighter instead.

They also weren’t overly concerned with offending Oscars purists.

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Someone will always find a means to criticize something, according to Love. “This is just for fun, and I hope folks enjoy it. It doesn’t imply that the carpet will always be champagne in hue.

What should we name it, exactly? Love stated that although “sand” and “champagne” are suitable descriptions, “red carpet” should also be the usual choice. More of a metonym for the glitzy arrivals than a literal depiction of the surfaces on which everyone is moving.

At 3:30 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, the “red carpet” for the 95th Academy Awards begins. The event will start at 8 p.m. and be live-streamed on ABC.


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