I had hoped they would have used the studio where "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" is recorded (located very close to the Dolby Theater where the Oscars ceremony took place) instead of the rather echoey Beverly Hills Hotel foyer. The JKL! studio would have been ideal.
Especially with the backdrop behind the desk being one large video wall known on JKL! as the "Wall Of America".
Would be pointless going over there and locking themselves in a studio.
Disagree. It would have been far better to use a fully equipped TV studio that's very close to the actual Oscars ceremony venue, rather than some random area of a posh hotel totally unsuitable for a live OB such as this.
I guess it's a 6-in-one, half a dozen in the other...
Yeah the studio is closer to the venue, but to the UK audience that probably doesn't mean very much. However the Beverly Hills hotel is in popular culture a bit more, and also the BH name is recognised.
A highlight of the show this morning was probably Mark Ronson just wandering in unplanned and mic-less. Would never have happened in the TV studio.
I mean I couldn't disagree that the background was hardly beautiful and it did appear a bit "dumped in the middle of reception", but it was a great episode and they used different spaces well.