Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and 82nd Academy Awards® production designer David Rockwell unveiled the set for the upcoming Oscar show today. This marks the 2nd consecutive year that Rockwell has designed the set for the Oscar telecast. Rockwell said all the producers had been “dreaming up sets that embrace all the reasons we love movies: the glamour, the lights, the colors, the technique and the emotion!” Light and movement, the most basic components of moviemaking, will be integrated into this year’s sets to create an immersive, transformative environment.
Rockwell Group has reprised one of the most dazzling elements of the 81st Academy Awards design – the Swarovski Crystal Curtain – but with new and unexpected features for an even greater theatrical effect. The overall design is intended to evoke a classic but modern glamour, with white, platinum, topaz and smoky bronze hues. This year’s set also features three circular, revolving platforms that work in combination with rotating LED panels and architectural metalwork screens for film projection. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on March 7 at the Kodak Theatre.