The Golden Globes 2014 red carpet was struck by a flood when a water pipe burst
The 2014 Golden Globes ceremony didn't exactly get off to the most glamorous start in LA last night. Just hours before the A-list arrived on the red carpet for their first photocalls, a water pipe at the Beverly Hilton Hotel burst onto the carpet, almost completely destroying it.
E! Online host Ryan Seacrest tweeted pictures of water spilling onto the red carpet, as organisers rushed to protect the carefully-prepared floor and repair the damage before the first stars arrived.
'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. Eek.
With hundreds of stars walking up and down the press pen in their borrowed couture gowns, the combined dry cleaning bill could have topped thousands of dollars.
Hotel staff joined the LA fire crews in trying to mop up the water, so as not to damage the dresses. And luckily, the drama was all over before the first celebrities arrived. Phew!
Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams and American Hustle took home awards at the LA-based ceremony, while Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey were finally recognised for their acting efforts. Breaking Bad also took home two gongs.
What a night…
By Rebecca Martin