There will be far fewer bodies, too. In a typical year, stretched across 600 feet of red carpet, it was common for some outlets to have several staffers. This year, they’re permitted only three — the host, their camera operator and one tech liaison. Another area for photography, including a step-and-repeat wall that will give the look of a regular event, will welcome four shutterbugs in lieu of the typical 30. Talent will pose from 15 feet away, and insiders will notice the lack of entourages — as artists are only allowed a plus-one. Personal publicists also are off the list, with CBS and Academy flacks serving as escorts.
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