Oscars: Inside the Greenroom

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A life-size Oscar statue, framed film stills and a lot of comfortable seating can be found in the backstage space.

Sitting backstage at the Dolby, near a loading dock in a large nondescript wooden box painted black, sits the Oscars greenroom.

Though admittedly not much to look at from the outside, this pressed particleboard exterior houses all the Hollywood glamor you would expect from film's biggest night. 

The inspiration for the Rolex-sponsored greenroom is a modern Hollywood Hills home, with streamlined edges, stainless-steel accents and pristinely organized bookshelves. 

When you enter, you are greeted by a life-size Oscar statue and a large projection of the poster for David O. Selznick's Gone With the Wind.

Several Rolex clocks decorate the walls and the marble accent tables, so if Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Chris Evans, Benicio Del Toro or any other presenters are running late, they cannot use the tried-and-true excuse of "I lost track of the time."

A photo decal of the Los Angeles skyline at night, taken from behind the Griffith Observatory, spans an entire wall next to the bar. The whole space is decorated with framed movie stills from films such as Lost in TranslationDirty HarryArgo and Roman Holiday. Some of the stars in the photos — Robert Redford, Paul Newman — are even wearing Rolex watches.

At the back of the greenroom a couch sits opposite an open fireplace and flat-screen TV, where presenters can comfortably watch host Chris Rock deliver his opening monolog. Also at this end of the room is an inexplicably large number of potted trees.

Overall, greenroom attendees will, no doubt, be put at ease before heading out onto the Oscar stage in front of a theater full of their colleagues and millions of at-home viewers.

The 88th Annual Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and will be telecast live on ABC.

See some images from inside the Oscars greenroom below. 



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