The Oscars carpet will be champagne coloured instead of red for the first time in six decades
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The Oscars red carpet has been a huge part of the annual event for decades.
A-listers have walked, pranced, glided, sauntered and danced across that juicy red walkway as they show off their stunning outfits, perfect smiles and gushed about how important the night is for them to the flock of reporters.
However, this year's event is going to be a little different.
Instead of red, we're getting champagne. Sadly not the beverage, but the colour.
Yes, the 2023 Academy Awards will have a slightly off-gold carpet that stretches from the road to the entrance to The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Why, you ask? Well, let us tell you.
The champagne carpet was unveiled last week and it's the first time is six decades that we haven't seen red.
While there have been different hues or shades of red, it hasn't strayed from that type of colour since 1961, according to AP.
This year's host, TV talkshow host Jimmy Kimmel, joked that the colour change was due to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 ceremony.
He said on Thursday: “People have been asking, is there going to be any trouble this year?
"Is there going to be any violence this year?
"We certainly hope not, but if there is, I think the decision to go with a champagne carpet, rather than a red carpet, shows how confident we are that no blood will be shed."
The 95th Academy Awards enlisted the help of Lisa Love, a red carpet creative consultant, to refresh the classic carpet idea.
She believes champagne will be soothing to everyone and also won't be an eyesore when compared to the orange tent that is going up above to shield stars from the elements.
According to The New York Times, she said: “The sienna-color tent and champagne-colored carpet was inspired by watching the sunset on a white-sand beach at the ‘golden hour’ with a glass of champagne in hand, evoking calm and peacefulness."
But the decision to ditch red seems to be a growing trend in Hollywood.
The Emmys had gold and the Golden Globes went grey. Film premieres have also started to opt for different colours to convey a certain type of mood.
But there's also a practical element to making it a different coloured carpet this year.
This part of the ceremony typically happens during the daytime and organisers thought it looked a little weird to have Hollywood's best and brightest show up in evening gowns and dinner suits while the sun was still up.
Love told the Associated Press: “We turned a day event into night. It’s evening, even though it’s still 3pm.”