It is that time of the year when the Oscar fever rises to its pitch, when stars get busy with their superbly stylish designer gowns, when all talk cinematic rests on who wins the coveted trophy and of course the red carpet. Last year, the Oscars were all about cutting costs and still looking stylish. But with hopes rising on the economy front, luxury is back. And it’s best reflected on the stage design of one of the glitziest events in the annual calendar.
Stage designer David Rockwell has put his precious best into this complex design. Swarovski crystals, three moving platforms, many rotating LED panels and other effects such as mirrors and metal architecture are integral to the design. About 100,000 Swarovski crystals hang on a stunning quarter-moon curtain, which is what makes the design super exquisite and a visual extravaganza.
The stage design has drawn inspiration from basic elements of making films, such as light and movement. The set was revealed on Wednesday by the designer. David Rockwell had in fact designed last year’s set too.
Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will be the hosts this year. The male presenters will do their part from the mic closest to their entrances, while women will walk across the stage to do their presentations.