The Academy Awards ceremony is considered one of the biggest movie awards ceremonies in the world of cinema and a major event of Hollywood. Presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), this live televised major high-profile celebrity event honors excellence and achievements of professionals in Hollywood and international film industry by conferring them with the Oscar statuettes, considered by many as the most prestigious honor received in the field of cinema. Oscar red carpet forms an integral part of the star-studded Oscar night that is filled with much glamour, excitement, thrill and suspense starting from red carpet arrivals, interviews and fashion statements of celebrities; to live musical performances; announcement of winners and presentation of awards; emotional acceptance speeches and much more.
The much-awaited Academy Awards ceremony is the longest-running entertainment awards show that is viewed by millions worldwide. Noted celebrities and dignitaries are invited to grace this elaborate extravaganza. The honorable guests are welcomed in one of the most impressive and sophisticated manner by rolling out the red carpet for them to make a grand entry. With time the red carpet area has become a famous and main attraction spot of the spectacular Oscar night where the megastars of Hollywood and international film industry showcase themselves in creations of noted fashion designers, pose for the paparazzi and give interviews.
The red carpet has a long and significant association with the Academy Awards ceremony. It was introduced way back during the 33rd Academy Awards held in 1961 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, in Santa Monica, California. It lined the walk into the theater. For the 36th Academy Awards ceremony held in 1964, the event’s broadcasters wanted to capture arrival of the celebrities starting from the point they step out of their limousines and thus chose to shoot outside the venue. This garnered widespread popularity and since then the red carpet area has become one of the main internationally recognized attraction point of the event where celebrities make a grand entry.
The thrills and excitement of the dazzling Oscar night starts from outside the venue in the red carpet area with the main event of awards presentation taking place inside. The fans watching the event from across the globe get the first glimpse of their favorite stars that night in the red carpet area. The outfits worn by the celebrities made by eminent fashion designers and fashion houses garner considerable global media attention and scrutiny with the photographers taking pictures of the stars and the reporters taking a note of outfits of which fashion designer or fashion house is being worn by which celebrity. All this makes the red carpet area a global arena of utmost importance for the fashion designers and leading fashion houses as they get an opportunity to showcase innovativeness, novelty, and cultural relevance through their creations. The red carpet area takes shape of a platform where creations of the fashion designers gain international exposure paving way for trend setting fashions thus having a significant impact on the fashion world as a whole. The stars walking up the red carpet are also interviewed and with time the red carpet interviews have become an essential feature of the Academy Awards ceremony.
The over six-decades tradition of using the red carpet during the Oscars was however not followed during the 95th Academy Awards ceremony held in 2023. Champagne colored carpet was selected by the organizers for the event which were rolled out on the arrivals area along Hollywood Boulevard to enter the Dolby Theatre. According to sources, production team of the event selected the color to avoid mismatch of color with a sienna-colored tent that was put up to protect the guests from the scorching sun or possible rain.