[Oscars] Check Out the Beautiful Stage for the Academy Awards Ahead of Sunday

Even if you're not a fan of the Academy Awards Oscars ceremony, you have to admit: their stages are always gorgeously decorated. Although this year, I will say it would take something truly spectacular to overshadow the hall of faces style of the BAFTAs stage.

[Oscars] Check Out the Beautiful Stage for the Academy Awards Ahead of Sunday

Ahead of the 90th annual awards on Sunday, Variety tweeted the first look at the crystal-covered stage at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, which has been the home of the ceremony since the name change from Kodak Theater in 2012.

Check out the sparkles:

Jimmy Kimmel is again hosting the Oscars, and no doubt some viewers will be tuning in to see if anything remotely close to last year's La La Land/Moonlight envelope fiasco happens again. You'll recall the embarrassing moment when presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were handed the wrong category's envelope before announcing the winner for Best Picture during the 2017 show.

The Hollywood Reporter oral history piece about the mixup is a pretty great read; it goes through the timeline of the evening and tries to make sense of how the issue could have happened. Spoiler: it's Twitter-related. You can read the piece here.

You can read our Oscars predictions here, and join us on Sunday, March 4th for live coverage and reactions during the ceremony which airs on ABC at 5 p.m. (PST).

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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