U2 will not have the opportunity to experience the traditional red carpet treatment at the Academy Awards because organizers have scaled back the pre-show arrivals. Oscar organizers decided it was unfitting to have a splashy arrivals because the country is at war. Arriving guests will not stop for interviews and photographs; instead, they will enter the Kodak Theatre directly through a private entrance.
U2 fans can expect to see the band wearing a peace symbol pin at the awards ceremony on Sunday night. According to a report at DeHavilland, U2 are among the celebrities who have ordered a peace symbol badge designed by film producer Julie Bergman Sender. Sender has created the pin specifically for entertainers who wish to make a statement of peace at the Oscars.
Additionally, if U2 receive the Oscar for Best Song, they will receive a “Dove of Peace” 18k gold abstract pin designed by Henry Dunay. The pin is being given to all Oscar presenters and recipients, so they may express their desire for worldwide peace.