The Oscars 2023 ceremony is set to be a highly anticipated event, with Hollywood’s finest expected to grace the red carpet in style.
However, amidst all the glitz and glamour, the Oscars organizers are not taking any chances and have put together a “crisis team” to deal with any unexpected situations that may arise during the ceremony.
“We have a whole crisis team, something we’ve never had before, and many plans in place. We’ve run many scenarios. So it is our hope that we will be prepared for anything that we may not anticipate right now but that we’re planning for just in case it does happen,” said Academy bosses.
The idea behind the crisis team is to quickly assess and deal with any situation that may arise during the ceremony.
Whether it’s a presenter going off-script, a performer making an inappropriate comment, or a guest causing a disturbance, the team will be on hand to make a swift decision and take action if necessary.
While the details of the crisis team’s plans have not been disclosed, it is believed that the team will have the authority to remove any individual who poses a threat to the safety and security of those in attendance.
This could involve escorting them out of the building, or even calling in law enforcement if the situation warrants it.
The creation of the crisis team comes in the wake of a regrettable incident that occurred during a previous Oscars ceremony, when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock.
In retrospect, the President of the Academy expressed regret that no action was taken at the time, and it seems that the crisis team has been established to ensure that similar incidents are dealt with swiftly and appropriately.
However, it must be acknowledged that the crisis team will be operating in a highly pressurized environment, with decisions potentially having to be made in a matter of seconds during a live TV broadcast.
It remains to be seen how effective the team will be in dealing with any unexpected situations that may arise, but the organizers are confident that they have taken all necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable ceremony.
As the countdown to Oscars 2023 continues, it remains to be seen whether the crisis team will be called into action, or whether the event will proceed smoothly without incident.
One thing is for sure though – Hollywood’s finest will be ready to put on a showstopping performance, and the world will be watching.