The lights just went out on one of Hollywood’s most famous blocks.
With just over 24 hours until the Oscars, a power outage threatened preparations for Sunday’s Oscars telecast. Shortly after 1 p.m., a source on-site at the Ovation Hollywood complex reported that the power was out for the entire block between Highland and Orange Avenues, a stretch of Hollywood that is set to be the tallest block. frequented in the city.
Crew and rewards insiders were stuck in elevators and local store owners were forced to close shop for the day, according to Intel on Twitter. The news comes after a few days of heavy downpours across Los Angeles that are expected to dissipate before the awards show begins on Sunday.
It is understood rehearsals inside the Dolby Theater are ongoing and the outage inside was only temporary, seconds before resuming.
The Hollywood Reporter contacted the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for comment.
The biggest movie night of the year will take place at the Dolby Theater on Sunday at 5 p.m. PT., where Elvis, All Quiet on the Western Front, Triangle of Sadness, Top Gun: Maverick, The Fabelmans, The Banshees of Inisherin, Women Talking, Avatar: The Way of Water, Tár And Everything everywhere all at once will compete for the first prize. Jimmy Kimmel returns as host of the evening for the third year.