This year is the 90th anniversary of the Academy Awards, and in honor of the momentous occasion occurring this Sunday, March 5, the stage platform will be one of the main focal points for the biggest film celebration in Hollywood.
Heralded scenic designer, Derek McLane, who also designed the stage for the Oscars in the past six years, has opted for a more abstract rendition, unlike last year's emphasis on an Art Deco theme, reports AD.
As seen in the gallery above, the arch surrounding the stage in front of the curtain, will exude a sculpture-like profile made of crushed glass, and this dazzling piece is embellished with an astonishing 45 million Swarovski crystals. In addition, for this set, McLane gathered inspiration from Hollywood’s glamorous history, as it's decorated with crystal chandeliers, and capitals that almost have an Egyptian vibe to them. The stage is then completed with a giant LED screen where digital projections will be tricking the eyes of the audience.
McLane also shared that it's "inspired by the movie Amadeus." These six mirrored panels spin around and become LED screens, where images of the nominees will be displayed. Furthermore, the set is solidified with rings that protrude aluminum rods and incandescent light bulbs, and these rings can move into different configurations.
For additional details, be sure to read the full story on Architectural Digest.
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