Murdoch may be instantly recognizable to FishbowlLA, but apparently it was a different story for some on the Beverly Hilton red carpet. Here’s what happened when the media mogul crossed into the pre-show real estate where HFPA member Ruben Nepales was working. Per Nepales:
Our instruction at the red carpet entrance was to ask arriving guests for their IDs only if they didn’t look familiar. Well, an assistant helping us asked Murdoch for his ID. Before we could say, “Not necessary,” the media tycoon had whisked it out.
Good for Murdoch. He may still have one foot in the News of the World hacking scandal, but thanks to this kind of behavior and a recent Twitter outreach, he is doing his best to put the other one best-forward.
There are a number of other fun tidbits in Nepales’ report, which can be read in full here.