Hollywood, CA, Oscar Night March 7, 2010
The 82nd Governor’s Ball did something that had never been done before in Oscar History! They installed personalized name plates for all the Oscar winners, while they waited; talk about service!
In the past, Oscar winners were presented a blank Oscar Statue, which they would have to leave with Academy Officials for engraving. This process took several weeks.
Now, for the first time, the Academy created engraved name plates of all the Oscar Nominees, so no one would know the winner. After the awards were announced, the name plates of the non-winners were recycled. The winning name plates were sent to the Governor’s Ballroom where a special counter was set up.
The ecstatic stars could watch as their own personalized name plate was installed by meticulous Academy Officials! Now the winners could take Oscar home on the very night that changed their lives forever!
I mean, really! Could you imagine? You just won an Academy Award, an Oscar and you have to wait 2 weeks to sleep with it!!! OMG!!!