Oscars venue hit by Hollywood power outage as rehearsals continue on the eve of the ceremony
A power outage across the neighborhood has impacted some of Hollywood Boulevard’s robust tourist area, including Ovation Hollywood, the complex set to host Sunday night’s Academy Awards.
Reports of the outage first surfaced around 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, located across from the Dolby, has seen a series of losses and recoveries. Ovation Hollywood, a shopping district previously known as Hollywood & Highland, has seen several key areas completely blacked out, including ID and security offices. The Dolby Theater, which will host the Oscars on Sunday, is part of the Ovation grounds.
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Sources close to the academy say power has been restored to the Dolby Auditorium after a brief indoor outage. Rehearsals are going as planned.
“The Oscars are trying to be greener, but that was definitely not part of the plan,” said one staffer diversity.
Academy staff briefed people waiting for the red carpet and showed testimonies that they were working on a fix in coordination with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Energy. Reporters on the ground note that the power has returned to the red carpet. Elevators in parking garages are operational, but escalators remain frozen.
Jimmy Kimmel returns to host the Oscars Sunday night, marking the late-night host’s third round as host of the ceremony. He previously hosted the show in 2017 and 2018. After two years without a host, the Oscars returned to the traditional format for last year’s ceremony, recruiting Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall for the task.
The 95th Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC by Dolby on Sunday at 5pm PT.
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