This year, the 83rd Annual Academy Awards had an "old Hollywood" theme where they paid plenty of homage to the legends and legendary movies that paved the way for our current cinemas and stars.
The production designer this year was Steve Bass, who's accolades include the 62nd Annual Emmy Awards as well as the We Are One: Obama Inaugural Celebration.
Bass opted to go against the grain by taking the traditional award show set and injecting it with a bit of technology,
"Bass and producers Don Mischer and Bruce Cohen are reportedly opting for a drastically different kind of Oscar set. They'll be relying on projected "scenic transitions" and "animated environments" rather than a single, unchanging background. The new backdrop should offer a fresh perspective on the venerable awards show."-Source
In my opinion he did a fantastic job. The entire night I couldn't take my eyes off of the elegant stage design. It occurred to me after it was over that the entire stage was created from several different screens working together to create one visual imagery. Check out some photos below from the 83rd Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) stage design by Steve Bass of Hasbas Entertainment.
Also, I can't forget the wonderful graphic work done by Imaginary Forces for this year's Academy Awards show.
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