Oscars 2020: Behind the Scenes at Hollywood's Biggest Night
Backstage at the Oscars is hallowed ground—a buzzing hub of A-list adrenaline and activity on the biggest live-telecast night of awards season every year. At the centre of it all is the Greenroom—a sanctuary where luminaries of the silver screen gather before gracing the Dolby Theatre main stage to present Hollywood's highest honours to the night's biggest winners. Since 2016, the Greenroom has been designed hosted by Rolex.
This year, the Rolex Greenroom is themed and inspired by polar exploration. "The design of this year's Greenroom is a reminder of the beauty and fragility of the environment that Rolex is seeking to protect through our support of pioneering individuals and organisations finding solutions to safeguard the planet for future generations," says Rolex Director of Communication and Image Arnaud Boetsch.
The 2020 Rolex Greenroom guest experience invokes the atmosphere of a wood-panelled polar observatory, with a view onto an icy landscape—the space is kitted in warm-tone furnishings and features custom lighting designed to evoke the interplay of sunlight and shadow, sunrise and sunset, and the passage of time.
Rolex aficionados will know that the Swiss watch manufacture is a longstanding patron of film—since 2017, Rolex has been a Proud Sponsor of the Oscars ®. It is the exclusive watch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a founding supporterFounding Supporter of the Academy Museum of Motion PIcturesPictures. Rolex watches have had starring roles in some of the best-known Oscar-winning films of all time as the personal choice of the directors—including appearances on the wrists of Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now, Paul Newman in The Color of Money, and Bill Paxton in Titanic.