Hollywood Awards Night 2017
Now in its 18th year at Tampa Theatre, the Hollywood Awards Night Red Carpet Reception begins at 7:00pm on Franklin Street under the historic marquee. After a limo ride around the block courtesy of long-time event sponsor Skyline Limousines, our superstar guests will walk the red carpet past adoring fans and paparazzi, rub shoulders with costumed characters representing Hollywood’s biggest bigwigs, pose for a picture with a living award “statue,” and chat with “Roan Jivers” about who they’re wearing. (Guests are encouraged to show off their star status with a movie-themed costume, or let the glamour of Hollywood inspire an outfit.)
Inside, there will be games, prizes, free popcorn and soda, hair and makeup touch-ups with stylists from Paul Mitchell the School, the OSCAR® Red Carpet Live pre-show on the big screen, and a cash bar. ABC’s live coverage of the Academy Awards begins at 8:30 p.m., and guests who stay until the Best Picture is announced at the end of the telecast will enjoy doughnuts and coffee in the lobby.
NEW THIS YEAR! How do you upgrade an already VIP experience? With backstage access, of course! New in 2017, a limited number of “Backstage Pass” tickets are available, which include exclusive access to the Tampa Theatre Green Room and a spread of complimentary appetizers, beer, wine, and signature cocktails until 11:00pm.