Soggy Globes: Sewage pipe bursts, floods red carpet

Jan 14, 2014, 13:24 IST | Agencies

It was sunny and warm in Los Angeles for Sunday's 71st annual Golden Globes, but perfect weather couldn't keep the red carpet dry

Just hours before the parade of celebs arrived at the awards show, a sewage pipe burst and sprayed water out, ruining more than a fifth of the red carpet.

Almost 5,000 gallons of water flooded the red carpet hours before celebrities arrived at the event. Pic/AFP

“A pipe has appeared to totally bust and there is water gushing literally everywhere in the position of where all of the international press - everyone has moved out of the way,” E! News correspondent Catt Sadler said. And red carpet host Ryan Seacrest tweeted: “Could be bad for long gowns #eredcarpet,” along with a snap of the soaked carpet.

Leonardo DiCaprio

According to The Hollywood Reporter, lights set off an alarm system at about noon that sprayed dirty water on cameras and the carpet. Photos show pieces of the fabric discoloured and even peeling up in areas. Later, Beverly Hills firemen arrived to clean up the mess.

Jennifer Lawrence

“We can confirm that there was a malfunction with a sprinkler near the red carpet,” a media representative for the Beverly Hilton said in a statement. “The situation was quickly resolved. As some of the biggest names in entertainment are scheduled to attend Golden Globe Awards tonight, we wanted to give the carpet one last wash before it opened.”

Cate Blanchett

This wasn’t the first time such a spewing has taken place. Just before the Academy Awards last year, a pipe burst in the Dolby Theater. Water flooded the lobby just as all the nominees and industry elite were entering.

Jared Letto

And the winners are...

Best Drama: 12 Years A Slave
Best Picture - Comedy or Musical: American Hustle
Best Director - Picture: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Best Actress, Picture - Drama: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Actor, Picture - Drama: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress, Picture - Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, American Hustle
Best Actor, Picture - Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Animated Movie: Frozen


Best Series: Breaking Bad
Best Actress - Drama: Robin Wright, House Of Cards
Best Actor - Drama: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Best Actress - Comedy or Musical: Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
Best Actor - Comedy or Musical: Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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