As many are aware, one of the most viewed events every year is the event broadcast live from Hollywood and Highland Center in the Dolby Theatre (formerly known as the Kodak Theatre) located in Los Angeles (L.A.), California.
Need your examiner name the event? Is it necessary?
The 12th such event at the Dolby Theatre took place on Feb. 24, 2013. This was the 85th ceremony for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the first for 2013's host, Seth MacFarlane.
While for all intents and purposes 2013's event was designed to run smoothly and timely, including the use of the theme to the movie, Jaws, to alert an award recipient that it was time to wrap up their acceptance speech: the show did run long. The show ended a little past 9 p.m. Pacific time.
Your examiner thought it would be interesting to travel to Hollywood/Highland the day after the awards to see what remnants might remain from the previous night's festivities. She arrived about fifteen hours after the show wrapped. By this time there were already very few remnants left. Kudos to the tear down crew. Quite impressive!
What also seemed quite impressive is what is shared in the photo accompanying this article. The hallway leading to the bedazzled grand staircase entrance to the theatre from the front facade is flanked by Art Deco columns displaying the titles of past Best Picture award recipients. There is space available for Best Picture winner titles through to 2071. From the photo notice Argo was already affixed to the 2012 slot a scant 15 hours after the movie was announced as the winner. Considering there is no evidence of the installation in the photo, Argo must have already been affixed for a while. Hmmmm! How did "they" manage this so quickly?
Perhaps as with other movie magic, some magical mysteries are best left magical mysteries.
Author Afterthought: While looking at Argo affixed to the Art Deco column inside the Hollywood/Highland Center, your examiner wondered about the movie, Fargo. It was nominated, right? Had it won best picture? Who remembers? If it had, Fargo...Argo...movie titles with "argo" in them, are they fortuitous? If someone created a movie and titled it, "Cargo" or "Escargot" or something like that, maybe it would be nominated too. I know: kind of random. Plus, how much does the title really have anything to do with how great a movie is? Anyway, 1996's Best Picture went to The English Patient. So...never mind!