The 2014 Golden Globes got off to a very wet start last night, after a burst water pipe spilled onto the red carpet...
The 2014 Golden Globes ceremony got off to a rocky start in LA last night after a water pipe broke and burst, causing huge damage to the carefully-prepared red carpet.
Moments before the first A-listers were due to arrive, E! Online host Ryan Seacrest tweeted pictures of water spilling onto the red carpet, as organisers rushed to protect the plush floor and repair the damage.
‘Could be bad for long gowns #eredcarpet,’ he tweeted, as fire crews were called to attempt to tackle the flood.
‘A pipe has appeared to totally bust and there is water gushing, literally everywhere in the position of where all of the international press,’ said one American host. Everyone has moved out of the way.’
Irine Spivak, public relations manager at the The Beverly Hilton released a statement about the incident, explaining that a faulty sprinkler had caused the issue.
She said: ‘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.
‘As some of the biggest names in entertainment are scheduled to attend the Golden Globe Awards tonight, we wanted to give the carpet one last wash before it opened.’
According to USA Today, 5,000 gallons of water were spilled onto the carpet from the burst pipe.
Hotel staff joined the LA fire crews in trying to mop up the water, so as not to damage the millions of dollars’ worth of borrowed red carpet gowns, whose hems were about to sashay down the press run.
Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams and American Hustle took home awards at the bash, while Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey were finally recognised for their acting efforts.