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Check out the Oscars stage ahead of this Sunday’s Academy Awards

Lush, lavish and lovely. This year’s Oscars stage is dripping with luxurious style and over 45 million Swarovski crystals in one of the most elaborate single use stage pieces ever produced. It was created by famed Tony and Emmy-winning designer Derek McLane, in his sixth year as the show’s set creator and what we’ll see will be a range of styles that includes a Versailles Hall of Mirrors–esque aesthetic influenced by the film Amadeus and nods to Hollywood’s glamorous history. There will be a three-dimensionality to the stage set and the LED screen showing images of films and nominees. ““Hopefully, if we do our job well, you won’t really be able to tell the difference between virtual and built!” says McLane.

You can read the full descriptions at Architectural Digest, who got the first sneak peek and then see everything live and in living color at the 90th Academy Awards this Sunday, March 4th with host Jimmy Kimmel.

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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