Why wasn’t the Oscars carpet red this year?

Jamie Lee Curtis had the perfect reaction when he discovered the new color of the Oscars red carpet. (Getty Images)

you know the drill It’s the Oscars. Stars descend on a red carpet to pose in their glitz and glamor before finding out who has won some of the highest accolades in the industry. But not this year.

The 95th Annual Academy Awards tried something different for 2023, replacing the usual red carpet for such events with a cream one for the first time in over 60 years.

The academy chose a supposedly champagne-colored carpet for the celebrity entrance, but not everyone is on board.

Creative consultants Lisa Love, a longtime Vogue contributor, and Raúl Àvila, creative director of the Met Gala, cited it as one of the ways to make the afternoon event feel more like an evening event (in keeping with the sleek black tie dress code). reasons for the change.

“We turned a daytime event into a nighttime event,” Love told the Associated Press. “It’s evening, although it’s still 3 o’clock.”

Love said they experimented with other darker colors before settling on the champagne shade to transform the arrivals into an evening event.

“We chose this beautiful sienna-saffron color that’s reminiscent of sunset because that’s the sunset before the golden hour,” she explained.

The famous walkway was also covered this year, in part to protect participants and cameras from the elements.

But not everyone has embraced the change, and it has already become the subject of many jokes, including one from Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel at Thursday’s unveiling ceremony in one of many references to last year’s infamous slap in the face.

“I think the decision to have a champagne carpet over a red carpet shows how confident we are that no blood will be spilled,” he joked.

Best Supporting Actress winner Jamie Lee Curtis had the best reaction ahead of Sunday night’s ceremony Twitter to express their opinions in a way that we can all relate to.

“Apparently her carpet will match my curtains at the @TheAcademy Oscars,” she wrote, adding a face palm emoji.

Elsewhere, the color change prompted many people to take to social media to say that the “champagne” colored rug was, well, beigeand others couldn’t help but point out how dirty it looked after hours of foot traffic from LA’s well-heeled celebs.

And that’s not even factoring in weeks of preparing outfits for these celebrities and their stylists, with some of the white and cream stars appearing to have washed out on the neutral carpet.

Keep scrolling to see some of the best social media reactions to the Oscars’ so-called “champagne” carpet.

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