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Oscar Envelope To Get Dolled Up As Well This Oscar Show

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This Envelope Is Far Too Boring

For the longest time, the Oscar envelope has remained the same. A plain white, run of the mill envelope.

But it means and represents so much more. Everyone knows the phrase, "the envelope, please." Why shouldn't it be just as fab as the winners with the names inside of them??

Not this year, because it's being redesigned for the Feb. 27th show!

A source says this is what it'll look like:

"The new envelope, designed by Marc Friedland, is made of iridescent gold paper watermarked with little images of Oscar. It's lined with shiny red paper embossed with gold Oscars. The winner's name appears on a heavy piece of lacquered red paper inside, with the category listed on the back. The envelope will be sealed with a shiny red sticker adorned with two strips of red ribbon. It was also designed for ease of use: It opens quickly and the card inside slides out smoothly, so no precious papers will be torn or mangled during the award announcement."

There's no word as to whether or not it'll be redesigned every year from now on, or just this one time for the foreseeable future.

We always wondered how the process would go if redesigning them, because wouldn't the designer know the names of the winners?

Nope, and it has a pretty simple solution:

"Since the only people on Earth who know the Oscar winners in advance are two accountants at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Friedland prepared insert cards for each of the nominees. It's up to the accountants to stuff and seal the envelopes properly and shred any leftovers."

Learn something knew every day!


We can't wait for the Academy Awards this year! All of the nominees totally deserve recognition for their work!!

Good luck to everyone!

What winners do you wanna see in the new envelopes??

[Image via WENN.]

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6 comments to “Oscar Envelope To Get Dolled Up As Well This Oscar Show”

  1. 1

    does ANYONE, BESIDES YOU AND A FEW OTHERS CARE? where do these envelopes end up? GARBAGE FOR MOST. have NEVER SEEN AN OSCAR ENVELOPE ON EBAY. Now, there might be a few, after a few 'over zealous dumpster divers' end up in the back of the facility the next day.

  2. 2

    NOOOOOOO? Why mess with yEaRs of tradition. I loved the befuddled, stumblings or the announcer struggling to open the simple white envelope. It makes us all think of that important letter that comes in the mail that your are dying to open up (job offer; test results; college acceptance).

    When you see that white letter you can relate but the embellished one? NOT SO MUCH. Besides this ceremony isn't a coronation but a recognition and these folks are not royalty.

  3. 3

    Hollywood loves their excesses, right? Why not use rice paper, homemade paper, hemp paper or anything else that is eco-friendly? lacquered paper probably won't even be recyclable. Will they keep and re-use them? Will they simply discard them in the trash? Cuz - you know, once it's in the garbage can it magically disappears, right? assholes.

  4. 4

    What a waste of money. Bleh. There are wayyy too many award shows now a days and most of them are boring anyway.

  5. 5

    "Learn something knew every day!"

    Derp. "knew" and" new" mean different things, even though they sound the same. I'm sorry you didn't finish 4th grade.

  6. 6

    I for one love it! It's so chic…definitely Oscar material!