The 83rd Academy Awards set was designed by Emmy Award winning production designer Steve Bass.  The set included a crystallized winner’s circle, where award recipients stood to receive their awards, and stairs with crystal risers flanking either side of the stage.  The stage incorporated over 55,000 Swarovski crystals to the inside of the Kodak Theater.

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James Franco and Anne Hathaway host the Oscars from the crystallized winner’s circle.

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Florence Welch & A.R. Rahman perform together.

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Anne Hathaway poses on one of the sets of crystal stairs.