Source: Himmmm – http://www.crazydaysandnights.net
All during the ceremony, there were technical difficulties throughout the entire theatre.
Before the presentation of all the big award categories, for exactly 15 minutes, all cell and internet service inside the auditorium would shut off.
Just like a disconnected phone or web router at your house.
After the presentation?
Service would resume.
This continued all night long, and drove many of the attendees insane. Turns out that _____________________ did NOT want to leave anything to chance, and have a repeat of last year’s screw-ups for big awards.
So he hired a very special technology company to be on hand, working in the control room with him.
They’d been there the entire week before the event, doing work as one of a trillion technical staff for video, computers, etc.
But all night long, during the ceremony, at least 15 minutes before the winners in major categories were announced, the Producer would turn to his guy in the control room, who would then signal a technician.
And ‘Bob’s yer Uncle’ – service went off.
Then off, and on.
Nobody wanted to complain to the Academy, and make it seem like they weren’t paying attention to the show.
At least it worked – no award errors THIS year.
Michael De Luca
Fifty Shades Series, Moneyball, The Social Network