Oscars 2023 fried before it starts due to champagne carpet

95th annual Academy Awards tried something a little different – and it was hard for the audience to swallow.

For the first time in over six decades red carpet was not red, but the color of champagne (presumably).

“I think the decision to go with a champagne carpet rather than a red carpet shows how confident we are that no blood will be shed,” Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel joked at the opening ceremony on Thursday, in what likely will be one of the many links to last year’s infamous slap in the face.

The carpet twist is one of many big changes for this year’s ceremony, including an updated dress code and the addition of an Academy Award “crisis team”.

Oscar the organizers said the color was meant to be reminiscent of a beach at golden hour and was meant to be “calming” and neutral so as not to clash with the orange awning set up over the area to protect visitors from the weather.

According to Variety, the carpet was already dirty long before the big names. And even before that, many viewers were without capturing the atmosphere of “sunset”. (The word “beige” was dropped a lot of)

And which celebrities were dressed in champagne? You can only answer the way Oscar nominee Jamie Lee Curtis did:

See some other reactions below: