Sunday will the presentation of the 91st Academy Awards. The apex of the Hollywood awards season has been suffering the past few years, as ratings have been plummeting to record levels. Last year’s telecast was the first time viewrship dipped below 30 million. They need to renew interest.
As part of the hype they gave a sneak peek at what the stage will look like this Sunday evening. Advance word came that Swarovski helped decorate the Dolby Theater, and some pictures of how things lo
— Interior Design (@InteriorDesign) February 20, 2019
The set designer, David Korins, explains the high-minded intentions he had for his inspiration.
I think we can all agree that the world is filled with TOO MANY straight lines & square thinking. For the #Oscars this year I have designed a world based on the idea of inclusion & warm welcoming shapes that stretch out & envelope not only the audience but everyone watching. pic.twitter.com/uStpUiDnFX
— David Korins (@DavidKorins) February 18, 2019
A world. He designed a world there, with that staging. Just understand as you are looking over that. It is a world.
But a t least he has his elbow on the pulse of the country, understanding what problems we have been facing — straight lines! At least we will have a world based on inclusion.
Maybe he designed something else altogether? Maybe, just maybe he designed something closer to approximating — a person? And not just anyone in general; someone very specific comes to mind.
Just when I thought the #Oscars couldn't become any more of a disaster, the stage is literally Trump's hair.
I appreciate Korins' intent here, but I can only see hair, and an empty space where the head should be. https://t.co/OGOIp7MMps
— Andy Dehnart (@realityblurred) February 18, 2019
— Paul Davidson (@elementalPaul) February 18, 2019
At first glance I thought it was an artist’s rendering of Trump’s hair as a proscenium arch. That impression faded after a while, but the first impression was unmistakable. Sorry to be the wet blanket voice here.
— John (@jawsfan66) February 18, 2019
It cannot be unseen! That is our President’s coiffure, in staged form.
It will be quite the hilarity come Sunday to see those who despise President Trump the most receiving praise while standing beneath The Donald’s comb-over.
Others have seen similar results from this
love the inspiration for the new Oscars set pic.twitter.com/E6pEXv4lLN
— Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams) February 17, 2019
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) February 17, 2019
A messier version of Gaga's previous Oscar wig.
— Juan Villalobos (@juanthegeek) February 17, 2019
This is where Travolta's finally removed toupee went to retire ?
— Wendy Kroy ?4? (@heyn0ww) February 18, 2019
It looks like a huge Monroe's head!, beautiful, surrealistic!.
(Did you see Monroe's head too, or am I high?)
— Varcolac (@Varcolac) February 18, 2019
I sense a theme with these interpretations, and none of it sounds like they concern enveloping worlds that eschew straight lines.
does this mean Vice is gonna win best picture?
— CLC inc. (@baldycomics) February 18, 2019
Design process pic.twitter.com/XATHd6YyOE
— Arsenio (@ArsenioHT) February 18, 2019
See you on Sunday, at the President Donald Trump Pavillion for the Academy Awards!!!
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