From American Prowler (hat tip to Curmudgeonly):
Perhaps out of concern that their vast left-wing membership would use the numerous open mikes available to them leading into and during Sunday's Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to pull the plug on the nationally (and internationally) televised red carpet entrance at the top of the show.Will there be any red, white & blue ribbons in support of the liberation of Iraq and our troops overseas? Or is that gauche?
Also, presenter Susan Sarandon has been shifted to host the "In Memoriam" segment, in the hopes that that solemn moment will limit her abilities to be political.
The Academy, however, will allow the distribution of ribbons at the ceremony which can be worn to show solidarity with the antiwar movement.