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Updated March 10th, 2024 at 13:53 IST

Oscars 2024: The Academy Takes Strict Measures To Keep Check On Protesters

Oscars 2024 will be held on March 11 IST. The Academy has reportedly beefed up security at the venue to ensure no protestors disprut the coveted event.

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Oscars 2024 is all set to roll out its carpet on March 11. While the top contenders eye for the prize at Holywood’s biggest award night of the year, the coveted event is not free from controversy. Treading on the side of caution, the Academy has beefed up security at the venue in Los Angeles. 

Oscar organisers beef up security 

Oscar organisers have planned to prevent demonstrators from disrupting the 96th Academy Awards by bolstering up security. “We are well aware of the protesters, we have a number of backup scenarios we can activate quickly if needed,” a senior security official working at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said while talking about the anti-Gaza War demonstrators expected to converge around Hollywood and Highland.

Proclaiming “no awards during a genocide” and a collation of pro-Palestine and pro-ceasefire groups are scheduled to meet up Sunday near the venue has now shuttered, reports deadline.com. “We will not let people turn away from the atrocities in Gaza. We are taking action and making sure Palestine will not be ignored for some glitz and glam,” Film Workers for Palestine and SAG-AFTRA for Ceasefire stated earlier this week, ahead of their self-described “Action on Oscars Sunday.” 

Organisers plan to keep protestors out of red carpet 

The organisers’ plan to stop protestors from stealing the spotlight at Oscars is being kept under secrecy. However, the intention is to keep arriving attendees far away from the protesters flooding the streets. The ultimate goal of organisers is to also make sure nominees, presenters and guests have the opportunity to walk the red carpet.

“Officers are working closely with event organisers and security agencies, implementing comprehensive measures to ensure a safe Oscars experience for all,” Los Angeles Police Department Commander Randy Goddard said of the police’s role. “LAPD is bolstering security to prevent disruptions by demonstrators,” Goddard added. “LAPD will ensure the safe arrival and entry of guests into the Oscars venue, alongside maintaining a secure environment for the event,” he added.
(With inputs from IANS)

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Published March 10th, 2024 at 13:53 IST

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