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.]