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71st Emmy Awards Governors Ball

71st Emmy Awards Governors Ball

This weekend the Television Academy is hosting the 71st Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. After the televised award show, the stars and guests will walk on a long red carpet to one of Hollywood’s largest dinner party.


Cheryl Cecchetto and Sequoia Productions have created a gorgeous “Brilliance in Motion” theme for the Governors Ball inside the L.A. Live Event space. The multi-layered design dazzles in red, coral, magenta and eggplant colors. On tables and throughout the event, Kevin Lee and his floral team from L.A. Premier enhance the dining and lounge areas with thousands of blooms in four different colors and fragrant aromas. Illuminated filaments create a shimmering cascade of color throughout.


New this year, the home furniture and accessories retailer Living Spaces generously provided all of the sofas, settees and tables. Partnering with the Television Academy, the furniture will be donated to the Hollywood Community Housing Corporation and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to furnish interiors of homes for those in need.


L’Oreal Paris is offering celebrity touch-up lip color, powder and sparkle backstage at the Emmy Awards and inside the Governors Ball for photo-ready finishes.


The night’s winners are treated to a glass of Sterling Vineyards wine while waiting for their personalized Emmy statuettes in the Emmy’s Winner’s Circle. Throughout the night Sterling Vineyards will pour 2017 Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon throughout the evening. They also are bringing bottles of their 2015 Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon and 2015 Iridium Cabernet Sauvignon for guests to taste.


Governors Ball guests will also toast the evening with flutes of Ferrari Trento Blanc de Blancs Ferrari Brut and Ferrari Brut Rose’. Ferrari Trento was crowned Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year 2019 at The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships and the Producer of the Year 2019.


Other beverages include bottles of FIJI Water on the red carpet and inside the Governors Ball, and Ketel One family-made vodka. For another year, award-winning bartender Charles Joly crafted an Emmy Awards Season cocktail collection including an exotic fruit and spice The Drapper Dragon, a pineapple juice, cold brew with banana chai foam called The Moonlighter and a twist on a classic Moscow Mule.


Patina Catering will once again prepare elevated dishes for over 8,000 guests over three nights. The first catered party is The Creative Arts Governors Ball on September 14 & 15. During the televised Television Academy Emmy Awards on September 22, Patina Catering will prepare culinary delights for 3,700 Emmy nominees, VIPS and their guests.


After the Emmy telecast, Governors Ball guests will enjoy a variety of elegant, free flowing tray passed hors d’oeuvres and small plates created by renowned chef Joachim Splical and his team including chefs Alec Lestr and Gregg Wiele. Instead of sit-down service, there will be a variety of epic stations that include a Chefs carving station with menu items from Joachim Spichal’s Nick & Stefs restaurant. Patina’s lavish tasting menu is designed to please all including vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free diets.


Don Francisco’s Coffee is providing 100% Arabica coffee to enjoy with Patina Catering Executive Pastry Chef Frania Mendivil desserts. There will be a display of mini verrines, chocolate cup tarts, homemade gooey chocolate chip cookies and warm double chocolate S’more brownies.


Premium Swiss chocolatier Lindt will display Chocolate Pot de Creme and melting Lindt LINDOR truffles for guests to enjoy throughout the evening. LINDOR milk, white and fudge swirl will be given to guests for a sweet ending to a memorable culinary award winning evening.

The 71st Emmy Awards will air LIVE coast-to-coast from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22 (8 to 11 p.m.ET/ 5 to 8 p.m. PT) on FOX.

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Jill Weinlein

As a travel journalist for 17 years some of my favorite experiences have been climbing The Great Wall in China, swam with Stingrays in Bora-Bora, explored caves in Belize, followed a pod of Orcas in Alaska, swam in the warm waters of Krabi in Thailand, visited Marco Polo's house in Korcula, Croatia and sailing around Richard Branson's Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. Read my travel reviews to be inspired to see the world.

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