In a first since 1961, the Oscars carpet will not be red

March 10, 2023

(March 8)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many things about the Academy Awards have changed over the years, but for the past six decades there has been at least one constant: The red carpet. “I think the decision to go with a champagne carpet over a red carpet shows how confident we are that no blood will be shed,” Kimmel said. The general public wouldn’t see the red carpet in all its glory on television until 1966, when the Oscars were first broadcast in color. Love said “champagne” and “sand” are apt descriptions, but that there’s no reason to not default to “red carpet” either. The 95th Oscars “red carpet” opens Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Eastern.