My first Oscars coverage almost didn’t happen!
HOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST NIGHT: THE 75TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS®
Cleared for my first Academy Awards®, I was so excited by all the build up leading up to Oscar® Sunday, scheduled for March 23, 2003. Then, on March 20, Operation Enduring Freedom, the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, began its course. Plans for the 75th celebration of Hollywood’s Biggest Night were quickly thrown into chaos.
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Many of the A-Listers in town, and most of the nominees, all said if the traditional extravaganza of a red carpet arrivals fête were to happen, they would refuse to do interviews and use the side doors instead. The threat was real, resulting in a last-minute cancellation of the press coverage of…
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