Golden Globes Stage to Shine with 30,000 Crystals

by | January 13, 2011 at 10:45 AM | TV News

(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)


BY: SANDY COHEN

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The Golden Globes ceremony will be even more glittery this year.

Apart from all the stars lighting up the room, the new set at the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s International Ballroom will shine with 30,000 Swarovski crystals.

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Dick Clark Productions, which is producing the Globes, says some 3,000 pounds of crystals were flown in from Austria for Sunday’s ceremony.

Production designer Brian Stonestreet says the crystal-encrusted set design was inspired by the ballroom’s signature chandeliers, and the sparklers won’t be confined to the stage. His crystal creations will also hang overhead, making for “a 360-degree experience,” he says, adding, “the room is actually the set, which is perfect for this show.”

The 68th annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented Sunday and broadcast live on NBC.

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