The Golden Globes 2014 had their own drama on Sunday morning ahead of the festivities at the much anticipated awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
A section of the red carpet, where video cameras are stationed was flooded due to a burst pipe.
According to reports from USA Today journalists attending the 2014 Golden Globes ceremony, the section of red carpet was hit with about 5,000 gallons of sewage water that came rushing to the surface.
The report indicates that a large light used in video production was placed too close to a heat sensor, which caused the sprinkler system to trip.
Organizers were working frantically to fix the problem ahead of the celebrity arrivals.
The Beverly Hills Fire Department and management for the Beverly Hill Hilton Hotel, were working to clear the water and the soaked carpet was being cut in pieces and replaced as needed.
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Irine Spivak, public relations manager at the The Beverly Hilton, released the following statement regarding the Golden Globes red carpet flooding:
“We can confirm that there was a malfunction with a sprinkler near the red carpet. 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.”
The Golden Globes 2014 went on as scheduled as the biggest names in the industry come together to recognize the best performances.
Dick Clark Productions, who produces the Golden Globes told Deadline.
“We can confirm that there was a malfunction with a sprinkler near the red carpet. The situation was quickly resolved. Despite the incident the red carpet will open at its regularly scheduled time. We heard some of the biggest names in entertainment were coming to The Golden Globe Awards tonight and we wanted to give the carpet one last wash before it opened.”
All the drama at the red carpet, before the red carpet didn’t hamper the celebration and there are already photos of the celebrity grazing the Golden Globes making their rounds online.
Emma Watson on the Golden Globes red carpet! pic.twitter.com/WKC1CkFjB2
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For all the latest photos of celebrity arrivals at the Golden Globes 2014 red carpet go here.