Major Leak Disrupts Golden Globes Carpet

by David Weiner 1:16 PM PST, January 12, 2014
Playing Major Leak Disrupts Golden Globes Carpet

A sprinkler malfunction at the Beverly Hilton put a serious damper on the last-minute preparations for tonight's Golden Globes awards ceremony, flooding approximately a third of the red carpet where the press sets up and the stars turn to get into the event. Watch the video to see the soggy mess!

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ET was on the scene to capture footage of water pouring out of a balcony, with lots of action of the scene-cleanup crew and engineering all trying to get it under control. The water leak was coming from a balcony on the second floor and was pouring out like a high pressure wash, flooding a good third of the red carpet. ET's Golden Globes platform was not directly affected by the mishap.

Still, the show will go on! A statement from from The Beverly Hilton, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions had a sense of humor about it, explaining, "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 Golden Globe Awards tonight, we wanted to give the carpet one last wash before it opened."

Stay tuned to ET and ETonline for more details and video...

Co-hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony airs live this evening on NBC at 5 p.m. Pacific from the Beverly Hilton.