Oscars 2023: Why is the red carpet champagne-hued this year breaking from 62-year-old tradition?

The 2023 Academy Awards have been breaking their 62 year old tradition by replacing the bright red rug with a champagne hued rug.

Updated on Mar 11, 2023   |  03:05 PM IST  |  114.3K
Oscars 2023
Oscars 2023

The host of the 2023 Oscars – Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday unveiled the colour change of the red carpet by breaking more than six-decade of tradition. This year the carpet will be of champagne colour. This year’s host Kimmel joked that the colour change of the carpet was prompted by last year's incident of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock. The organizers of the Oscars mentioned that they want this year’s carpet to symbolize mellow similar to the beach at sunset.

2023 Oscars carpet change

Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday joked about the colour change of the carpet and said, ‘I think the decision to go with a champagne carpet rather than a red carpet shows just how confident we are that no blood will be shed’.

The option of the champagne-hued carpet by the Oscars this time was because they wanted a ‘soothing’ and light colour that did not clash with the orange tent which will be placed to protect attendees from potential weather changes.  

The color change of the red carpet for this year’s Oscars seems to be in alignment with the trend of colourful carpets in the previous award ceremonies and galas including Emmys and Golden Globes. The premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in Los Angeles even had a purple carpet. As per the president of Event Carpet Pros who have been manufacturing carpets for the Oscars, Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards, and Golden Globes, red is still a popular colour for the events but other colours such as gray, black, and white have been gaining quite a traction. Lavender is certainly the color of this season.

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Oscars 2023

Where are the Oscars being held in 2023?
The show will take place in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre, where each ceremony has been held since 2002, with the exception of a stop at Union Station in 2021 for an intimate ceremony due to pandemic gathering restrictions.

Who is hosting the 95th Oscars?
Jimmy Kimmel will host the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday, to be held at Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.

Is Oscar given every year?
Commonly known as Oscars, it is a prestigious award that recognises personalities with artistic and technical merit in the movie industry. It is presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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