Greyhound Growl

Filed under Entertainment

Behind The Curtains

Back to Article
Back to Article

Behind The Curtains

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






As everyone enters the heart of award show season, have you ever thought of how much planning goes into award shows? From the dress code, to the venue, to the changes that can happen in the blink of an eye there are endless preparations that goes into these shows.

 

Let’s start by taking it back to the 1900’s to see the evolution of award shows. In 1929 the first Oscars were held and they lasted only 15 minutes and the winners knew three months in advance that they had won. Now they last about three hours and winners are chosen by a committee on the day of the award show so no one knows who will win.


Back in the day, award shows were black tie events and were the only event people dressed up for, even though there was no actual dress code. In present day Los Angeles, the tides have changed and there is a dress code for everything now. For examples, the Oscars are all about the poofy dresses, long trains, and feeling like a princes/princesses. While the Golden Globes is all about the edgy Hollywood aspects, because when the ball room is crowded you really want to stand out.

 

Although the dresses and the glam are all a part of it, there is so much more that goes into planning awards shows. The main thing that can’t be prevented on the day of the award shows is the weather. This a big factor when it comes to holding award shows mainly in Los Angeles, because it can be sunny one minute and pouring the next. Due to this, having a good venue is extremely important. Also, having a good venue also involves having a good staff just in case anything goes wrong. At the moment the trusted venue used for most award shows is the Beverly Hills hotel ballroom. Although, bigger award shows, like the Grammy’s, tend to be held at the Staples center in Los Angeles.

 

Now let’s get to real talk, have you ever wondered how much time it takes the seating committee to plan out who sits where? Well let’s just say it’s a really long time. The committee starts planning three months ahead but most of the time are not even finished till the night before. The head of committee stated that, “there are countless sleepless nights and changes that happen quickly.” That’s the thing with Hollywood you never know what’s going to happen, things just change in the blink of an eye. Which is why having a good and handy cast and crew is extremely important when it comes to having to making these last minute decisions.

 

“I’m extremely surprised at how fast a set can change based on weather, last minute cancellations etc,” commented sophomore, Georgia Walton.

 

All in all, a lot that the public is not aware of goes into planning for award shows. The audience watching the show should be extremely grateful for the works done by various committees because without them there would be no show! The committee always has to be quick on its feet in case change needs to happen.

About the Writer
Kat Negron, Staff Writer

Hi my name is Kat Negron and I am a junior here at Lyman. This is my first year on the newspaper staff and I am excited for the challenges the class will...

4 Comments

4 Responses to “Behind The Curtains”

  1. Grace Allen on February 28th, 2019 1:27 pm

    As someone who is really passionate about this industry, I loved this topic. I don’t think people realize all the work that is put into making the Oscars and other awards shows what they are.

  2. Justin Worden on February 28th, 2019 1:46 pm

    I feel that this is a unique kind of article and I didn’t really think about how much time and stress and planning went into awards shows and them having to be prepared at all times in case of changes need to happen. I liked reading this and can appreciate watching award shows.

  3. Estrella Vasquez on February 28th, 2019 1:53 pm

    It is really cool to hear about the behind the scenes that take place during award ceremonies. I have always wondered how the place everyone to their seats. I have always thought it was first come, first serve.

  4. Annalee on March 1st, 2019 12:53 pm

    Being someone who does not know much about the industry, this article explained a lot to me.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Behind The Curtains

    Entertainment

    Beats to Add to your Summer Playlist

  • Behind The Curtains

    Entertainment

    Summer Screenings

  • Behind The Curtains

    Entertainment

    The Apex of Battle Royals?

  • Behind The Curtains

    Entertainment

    Gates to Astroworld Locked

  • Behind The Curtains

    Entertainment

    Diverse and Inclusive New Emojis!

  • Behind The Curtains

    Entertainment

    Thank u Next Grammys

  • Behind The Curtains

    Athletics

    Not so Sweet Victory

  • Behind The Curtains

    Entertainment

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review

  • Behind The Curtains

    Entertainment

    Aquaman movie review

  • Behind The Curtains

    Entertainment

    Trapped in the Bird Box

Navigate Right
The Student News Site of Lyman High School
Behind The Curtains