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Behind the Scenes Emmys® 2018

Behind the Scenes Emmys® 2018

Behind the scenes at The Emmys® is here. This is the70th-anniversary with a celebrity party of surprises, love, and beauty. The evening starts with the glamorous red carpet and concludes with the Governors Ball. The celebrities bring out the best in traditional red carpet fashion, talent, and entertainment.

Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ~ Celebration

Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ~ Celebration

Creative Arts Emmy® Awards is one of many celebrations the Television Academy holds during the year. This year it is the 70th Annual. The two-night event celebrates reality television, television movies, and behind the scenes work.

Red Carpet

The two evening red carpets bring the best fun in fashion. Classic couture and tuxedos hit the red carpet for the glamorous nights. Rupaul Charles graces in a pink suit (last time we attended the Emmys® he wore a pink polka dot suit). Sharna Burgess brings fun in a pantsuit. See all the red carpet looks here

Creative Arts Award Recipents 
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Chrissy Teigan, left, and John Legend attend the Governors Ball during 

This evening was filled with many great moments and recipients. The evenings hosted by Jane Lynch and a marching band. The evening winners included:

Anthony Bourdain Emmy's Creative Arts 2016 Red Carpet 4Chion Lifestyle
Anthony Bourdain Emmys® Creative Arts 2016 Red Carpet
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Award Stats
  • John Legend  collects his EGOT (Emmy®, Grammy® Oscar®, and Tony® recipent) for Jesus Christ Superstar Live   
  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown collects six Emmys® including the Writing Category.
  • Queer Eye collects three Emmys® including Structured Reality Program.
  • Saturday Night collects seven Emmys®
  • Game of Thornes ties with Saturday Night with seven Emmys®
  • A favorite show for 4Chion Lifestyle The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story brings home 4
RuPaul Charles attends the Governors Ball
(Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Behind the Scenes

The weekend is to honor those who work behind the scenes from music, to costume, choreography, and more. A few includes:

  • Carpool Karaoke Outstanding Short Form Variety Series 
  • So You Think You Can Dance Mandy Moore for Outstanding Choreography 
  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie  
  • The Crown Outstanding Casting 
  • The Handmaid’s Tale Samira Wiley Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series 
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race Outstanding Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Programming
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Emmys® 2018 Governors Ball

The evenings concluded with the Governors Ball. Click here for details, party ideas, and recipes including a cocktail.

RuPaul sums up the evening with love, courage, tenacity, and the human spirit. To see the entire evening photos click here

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The 70th Emmy® Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Monday, September 17 (5:00 – 8:00 PM PT) on NBC. Colin Jost and Michael Che, will co-host.

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70th Emmys® Nominations

70th Emmys® Nominations

70th Emmys nomination announce the very best in television from on the screen to behind the scenes, on NBC this morning.  Samira Wiley (congrats on your nomination) and Ryan Eggold announce the nominees.

Hayma Washington, chairman and chief executive officer of the Television Academy, said, “It a stage for those to seek to dazzle and entertain, it is a platform for those who choose to educate and provoke, and refuge for those of us who just want to escape from a long tiring day.” He further states, “It is a milestone that reminds us of our storied past.”

70th Emmys® Nomination Stats

This year the stats include:

  • Netflix has 112 nominations (just passing HBO)
  • HBO has 108 nominations
  • Sandra Oh first nomination and Asian to be nominated for lead actress in a drama
  • Game of Thrones 22 nominations (most Emmys for Comedy or Drama Series 38)
  • Saturday Night Live and HBO’s Westworld tied with 21 each
  • The Handmaid’s Tale 20 nominations
  • A fun stat CBS in 1974 won the most Emmys ever with 44

70th Emmys® Nomination

Outstanding Drama Series 70th Emmys®

Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
This Is Us
Westworld
The Americans
The Crown
Stranger Things

Outstanding Comedy Series 70th Emmys®

Atlanta
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Black-ish
Silicon Valley
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Glow
Barry
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Tracee Ellis Ross arrives at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series 70th Emmys®

Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
Rachel Brosnahan  (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Allison Janney (Mom)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)
Pamela Adlon (Better Things)
Issa Rae (Insecure)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 70th Emmys®

Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Bill Hader (Barry)
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series 70th Emmys®

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Keri Russell (The Americans)
Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Claire Foy (The Crown)
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 70th Emmys®

Sterling K. Brown (This is Us)
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Ed Harris (Westworld)
Matthew Rhys (The Americans)
Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)
Milo Ventimiglia (This is Us)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program 70th Emmys®

Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Amazing Race
Top Chef
The Voice
American Ninja Warrior

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RuPaul Emmys® Creative Arts Red Carpet (Photo Raymond L. Forchion Jr.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie 70th Emmys®


Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso)
Darren Criss (Assassination of Gianni Versace)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose)
Jeff Daniels (The Looming Tower)
John Legend (Jesus Christ Superstar)
Jesse Plemons (Black Mirror)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie 70th Emmys®

Jessica Biel (The Sinner)
Laura Dern (The Tale)
Michelle Dockery (Godless)
Edie Falco (The Menendez Murders)
Regina King (Seven Seconds)
Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Cult)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 70th Emmys®

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale)
David Harbour (Stranger Things)
Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)
Matt Smith (The Crown)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series 70th Emmys®

Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Vanessa Kirby (The Crown)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)
Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale)

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Millie Bobby Brown arrives at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series 70th Emmys®

Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta)
Henry Winkler (Barry)
Louie Anderson (Baskets)
Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live)
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series 70th Emmys®

Zazie Beetz (Atlanta)
Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live)
Betty Gilpin (GLOW)
Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne)
Megan Mullally (Will & Grace)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series 70th Emmys®

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
The Late Late Show With James Corden
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series 70th Emmys®

At Home With Amy Sedaris
Drunk History
I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program 70th Emmys®

Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)
Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night)
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn (Project Runway)
RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race)
W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell)

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Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn Emmy’s Creative Arts 2016 Red Carpet (Photo credit Raymond L Forchion Jr.)
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series 70th Emmys®

F. Murray Abraham (Homeland)
Cameron Britton (Mindhunter)
Matthew Goode (The Crown)
Gerald McRaney (This Is Us)
Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us)
Jimmi Simpson (Westworld)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series 70th Emmys®

Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones)
Cicely Tyson (How to Get Away With Murder)
Viola Davis (Scandal)
Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Cherry Jones (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series 70th Emmys®

Katt Williams (Atlanta)Sterling K. Brown (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Bryan Cranston (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Donald Glover (Saturday Night Live)
Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Curb Your Enthusiasm)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series 70th Emmys®

Wanda Sykes (Black-ish)
Tiffany Haddish (Saturday Night Live)
Jane Lynch (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Tina Fey (Saturday Night Live)
Maya Rudolph (The Good Place)
Molly Shannon (Will & Grace)

Outstanding Limited Series 70th Emmys®

Genius: Picasso
Godless
Patrick Melrose
The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

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Colin Jost and Michael Che are hosting the 70th annual Primetime Emmys. The 2018 telecast will air on NBC on Sept. 17 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Creative Arts Emmys will air on FX on Sept. 15, 2018.

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Party of the Year ~ 90th Oscars® Governors Ball

Party of the Year ~ 90th Oscars® Governors Ball

This year The Oscars® is celebrating 90 years. The Governors Ball is pulling out the very best for the years celebrity party.

Wolfgang Puck and his catering company will bring the best in food, entertainment, and ascetics for the best in the film industry at Oscars®. His goal with each event he caters to is, “revolutionized the dining landscape with a singular focus: to exceed expectations whenever our guests gather for a meal.”

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Lois Burwell and Master Chef Wolfgang Puck

This year’s menu brings some favorites back and new experiences. His Oscars® menu is set to meet everyone’s pallet and needs. The menu includes:

Amuse Bouche

  • Parmesan Bread Sticks
  • Everything Bagel Pretzel Bite, Scamorza Cream Cheese, Tomato Confit
  • Aged Vermont Cheddar Cheese
  • Aged Parmesan Cheese
  • Candied Spiced Mixed Nuts, Pineapple
  • Dried Fruit
  • Apricot Macadamia Nut Lavosh
  • Passed Hors d’Oeuvre
  • Edamame and Black Truffle Pot Stickers (V)
  • Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Tartare, Puffed Black Rice, Togarashi
  • * Of the 28,000 Japanese Black cattle handled by JA Miyazaki, only 18,000 meet the criteria to become Miyazaki Wagyu.
  • Tiny Taro Taco, Spiced Eggplant, Lime Pickle (V)
  • Smoked Salmon Oscars®
  • Miniature Wagyu Burger with Sharp Cheddar and Remoulade
  • Signature Pizzas
  • Spicy Tuna Tartare in Sesame Miso Cones
  • Crab Stuffed Hibiscus, Lemon, Pomegranate
  • Explosion of Rhubarb, Thai Flavors (V)
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The Academy’s® Governors Ball

Small Plates

  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Pea Shoots, Mezze Flavors (V)
  • Frozen Beets, Ginger Milk Curd, Yuzu, Ice Lettuce
  • Asparagus, Shiro Miso, Watercress, Cherry Tomatoes, Sancho Pepper (V)
  • White Asparagus Soup, Caviar, Yukon Potato Croutons
  • Potato Caviar 2.0
  • Black Truffle Chicken Pot Pie
  • Winter Truffle Baked Cavatappi and Cheese
  • Mini Pea and Carrot Ravioli, Black Truffle, Cipollini Onions
  • Miyazaki Wagyu Beef, Forbidden Black Rice, Crunchy Red Beets, Char Siu Cabbage
  • Black Bass, Eggplant, Salsa Verde, Teardrop Peppers
  • Housemade Spinach Campanelle, English Peas, Cipollini Onions, Roasted Tomatoes (V)

(V) – Vegan

Raw Bar

  • Spicy Tuna, California, and Vegetable Rolls
  • Made-to-Order Nigiri
  • Scallop Crudo, Blood Orange, Finger Lime, Lovage
  • Sea Urchin, Egg, Dashi Ikura
  • Caviar Parfait with 24k Gold
  • Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Snow Crab Claws
  • King Crab Legs
  • Lobster
  • Mussels
  • Clams
  • Shrimp

Pastries & Chocolate

  • Caramel-Passion Fruit Oscars® Lollipops
  • Mango-Lime Pate a Fruit with Tajin Pop
  • Marjolaine Cake Pop
  • Passion Fruit Meringue Lollipop
  • Pistachio Raspberry Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Dark Chocolate Brownies
  • Coconut Macaroons
  • Cocktail Inspired Macarons
  • Negroni-Orange, Campari, Vermouth,
  • Gin Mojito-Lime, White Rum
  • Piña Colada-Pineapple, Malibu Rum
  • Individual Blueberry-Violet Entremets Cake
  • Vegan Carrot Cupcake with Vegan Cream Cheese
  • Gianduja Cupcake
  • Lychee-Rose-Raspberry Tart
  • Pineapple Upside-Down Verrine
  • Housemade Chocolate Bonbons
  • Lemon Cheesecake
  • Pecan Pie
  • Raspberry Pate a Fruit, Vanilla Ganache
  • York Peppermint
  • Kumquat Pimm’s

Vegan Items (without Gluten)

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich
  • Coconut Vegan Cupcake
  • Walnut Chocolate Cookies

Passed Small Desserts

  • Ruby Chocolate Strawberry and Cream
  • strawberry-hibiscus mousse, strawberry compote, vanilla sponge,
  • mascarpone cream, Callebaut Ruby chocolate
  • *Wolfgang Puck Catering is the first company in the U.S. to utilize and serve this new, fully sustainable, naturally colored, varietal of chocolate
  • Key Lime Meringue Cheesecake Taco
  • key lime cheesecake, graham cracker, white chocolate shell, toasted meringue
  • Mocha Beehive
  • salted sable Breton, dark chocolate Rocher shell, liquid honey ganache, mocha mascarpone mousse
  • Tropical Halo-Halo
  • coconut tapioca pudding, exotic fresh fruits, acai granita
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Master chef Wolfgang Puck

Made to Order

  • Mille Crepe Cake, Caramel, Chocolate, Raspberry Filling
  • Cinnamon Sugar Beignets Topped with Caramel
  • Hibiscus Kombucha Carbonated to Order

Photo credit: Robert Gladden / ©A.M.P.A.S.

The evening was a great ending to another wonderful Oscars® evening.

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The Academy Awards® Celebrates 90 years ~ Governors Ball

The Academy Awards® Celebrates 90 years ~ Governors Ball

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Governors Ball 2018 Oscars®

This year The Academy Awards® is celebrating 90 years. The Governors Ball is pulling out the very best for the years celebrity party. Wolfgang Puck, his 24th year catering this party, and his catering company will bring the best in food, entertainment, and ascetics for the best in the film industry. His goal with each event he caters is, “revolutionized the dining landscape with a singular focus: to exceed expectations whenever our guests gather for a meal.”

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This year’s menu brings some favorites back and new experiences. His menu is set to meet everyone’s pallet and needs. You can recreate some of the items for your own party click here and here. The menu includes:

Amuse Bouche

  • Parmesan Bread Sticks
  • Everything Bagel Pretzel Bite, Scamorza Cream Cheese, Tomato Confit
  • Aged Vermont Cheddar Cheese
  • Aged Parmesan Cheese
  • Candied Spiced Mixed Nuts, Pineapple
  • Dried Fruit
  • Apricot Macadamia Nut Lavosh
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The Academy’s® Governors Ball will be held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom

Passed Hors d’Oeuvre

  • Edamame and Black Truffle Pot Stickers (V)
  • Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Tartare, Puffed Black Rice, Togarashi
  • * Of the 28,000 Japanese Black cattle handled by JA Miyazaki, only 18,000 meet the criteria to become Miyazaki Wagyu.
  • Tiny Taro Taco, Spiced Eggplant, Lime Pickle (V)
  • Smoked Salmon Oscars
  • Miniature Wagyu Burger with Sharp Cheddar and Remoulade
  • Signature Pizzas
  • Spicy Tuna Tartare in Sesame Miso Cones
  • Crab Stuffed Hibiscus, Lemon, Pomegranate
  • Explosion of Rhubarb, Thai Flavors (V)

Small Plates

  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Pea Shoots, Mezze Flavors (V)
  • Frozen Beets, Ginger Milk Curd, Yuzu, Ice Lettuce
  • Asparagus, Shiro Miso, Watercress, Cherry Tomatoes, Sancho Pepper (V)
  • White Asparagus Soup, Caviar, Yukon Potato Croutons
  • Potato Caviar 2.0
  • Black Truffle Chicken Pot Pie
  • Winter Truffle Baked Cavatappi and Cheese
  • Mini Pea and Carrot Ravioli, Black Truffle, Cipollini Onions
  • Miyazaki Wagyu Beef, Forbidden Black Rice, Crunchy Red Beets, Char Siu Cabbage
  • Black Bass, Eggplant, Salsa Verde, Teardrop Peppers
  • Housemade Spinach Campanelle, English Peas, Cipollini Onions, Roasted Tomatoes (V) (V) – Vegan
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The Academy’s® Governors Ball will be held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom

Raw Bar

  • Spicy Tuna, California, and Vegetable Rolls
  • Made-to-Order Nigiri
  • Scallop Crudo, Blood Orange, Finger Lime, Lovage
  • Sea Urchin, Egg, Dashi Ikura
  • Caviar Parfait with 24k Gold
  • Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Snow Crab Claws
  • King Crab Legs
  • Lobster
  • Mussels
  • Clams
  • Shrimp

Pastries & Chocolate

  • Caramel-Passion Fruit Oscars Lollipops
  • Mango-Lime Pate a Fruit with Tajin Pop
  • Marjolaine Cake Pop
  • Passion Fruit Meringue Lollipop
  • Pistachio Raspberry Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Dark Chocolate Brownies
  • Coconut Macaroons
  • Cocktail Inspired Macarons
  • Negroni-Orange, Campari, Vermouth,
  • Gin Mojito-Lime, White Rum
  • Piña Colada-Pineapple, Malibu Rum
  • Individual Blueberry-Violet Entremets Cake
  • Vegan Carrot Cupcake with Vegan Cream Cheese
  • Gianduja Cupcake
  • Lychee-Rose-Raspberry Tart
  • Pineapple Upside-Down Verrine
  • Housemade Chocolate Bonbons
  • Lemon Cheesecake
  • Pecan Pie
  • Raspberry Pate a Fruit, Vanilla Ganache
  • York Peppermint
  • Kumquat Pimm’s

Vegan Items (without Gluten)

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich
  • Coconut Vegan Cupcake
  • Walnut Chocolate Cookies

Passed Small Desserts

  • Ruby Chocolate Strawberry and Cream
  • strawberry-hibiscus mousse, strawberry compote, vanilla sponge,
  • mascarpone cream, Callebaut Ruby chocolate
  • *Wolfgang Puck Catering is the first company in the U.S. to utilize and serve this new, fully sustainable, naturally colored, varietal of chocolate
  • Key Lime Meringue Cheesecake Taco
  • key lime cheesecake, graham cracker, white chocolate shell, toasted meringue
  • Mocha Beehive
  • salted sable Breton, dark chocolate Rocher shell, liquid honey ganache, mocha mascarpone mousse
  • Tropical Halo-Halo
  • coconut tapioca pudding, exotic fresh fruits, acai granita

Made to Order

  • Mille Crepe Cake, Caramel, Chocolate, Raspberry Filling
  • Cinnamon Sugar Beignets Topped with Caramel
  • Hibiscus Kombucha Carbonated to Order

The menu is taking a close look at keeping seafood that Seafood Watch compliant and locally sourced ingredients from:

The staff of 300 hundred begins preparing days in advance to serve the large crowd with the best food that remains the same from guest to guest. Just a few of the items used to create this massive menu includes:

  •  1,000 hibiscus flowers
  • 2,600-pound sculpted ice bar
  •  100 pounds Snake River Farms 0/0 Gold Grade New York steak
  • 125 pounds aged Vermont Cheddar cheese
  • 250 pounds Parmesan Reggiano
  • 100 pounds five-year aged white Cheddar
  • 1,500 Yukon gold potatoes
  • 35 pounds winter black truffles from Burgundy
  • 1,000 pounds Pasturebird chicken
  • 3,500 pieces housemade seeded lavash
  • 5 gallons homemade pimento cheese
  • 2,375 housemade pretzel bites
  • 3,500 Fleur de Sel breadsticks
  • 6,000 pieces mini brioche buns
  • 4,500 pieces handmade “agnolotti” ravioli
  • 3,000 pounds of hand-carved ice cubes
  • 2,000 edible flowers
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The Academy’s® Governors Ball will be held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom

Mark Held, of MARK’S GARDEN®, is the exclusive florist for the 2018 Governors Ball. MARK’S GARDEN® is celebrated for innovative floral designs for large-scale events He will be preparing 5000 succulents with thousands of roses and ranunculus a week in advance. These flowers are from California, Holland, and South America. Keeping with the concept of reduce, reuse, and recycle the succulents and floral arrangements are going to be planted at the Motion Picture Television Fund following the event.

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Governors Ball 2018 Oscars®

Sequoia Production is overseeing all the details. This company has produced 29 consecutive Governors Balls. The philosophy according to Cheryl Cecchetto is, “People celebrating life, that’s what it’s all about.” 

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The Academy’s Governors Ball will be held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom

The evening is a celebration that includes extensive cocktails, wine, and champagne. Francis Ford Coppola wine has produced an exclusive wine for the 90th Oscars® celebration. The red wine is a classic Alexander Valley Cabernet with black fruit berries. The white wine is a Chardonnay with aromatic notes of spiced pears, tangerine, honey, and hazelnut brioche. Each label is specific to this celebratory time.  You can recreate the cocktails and non-alcoholic with the recipes by clicking the recipes links above and one is at the end of this article. The wine list includes 2014 Archimedes Cabernet Sauvignon.  If you are serving this remember to start decanting several hours prior to serving.

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The Academy’s® Governors Ball will be held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom

There is not a celebration without champagne. This year as in years past it is Piper-Heidsieck that will be flowing throughout the evening. This limited edition is 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier and 15% Chardonnay. It has notes of almond and fresh hazelnut accompany the precise ascent of bubbles. They will be pouring this at the ceremony as well as the Governors Ball.

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The Academy’s® Governors Ball will be held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom

The Governors Ball is committed to making sure that is they do not go to waste on memories, celebration, and trash. They are ensuring the following:

  • Unused prepared food will be recovered to support our local community by Chefs to End Hunger, an organization established to create awareness, educate and offer ways to contribute to end hunger.
  • Recycle plastics, metals, glass, paper and cardboard.
  • Floral arrangements will be delivered to and planted at the Motion Picture & Television Fund residential community for the aging.
  • Use energy efficient LEDs for event lighting.
  • The plywood used in the design has been and will be repurposed.
  • Carpet will be recycled into carpet padding.
  • Service ware is reusable.
  • All lighting, audio, rigging equipment and furniture are rentals and will be repurposed for future events.
  • The event production office employs energy-saving practices.

The night is filled with exceptional food, decor, and memories. A few of the stats for the night include:

  • 1,500 guests
  • Team of 10 maitre d’ staff
  • 850 service and support staff
  • 13,000 glasses for beverages
  • More than 4 miles of cabling to support
  • 6,000 cocktail forks
  • Lighting and video prep in ShowPro’s 100% solar powered, carbon-neutral facility.

The night includes The Protagonist, starring Tequila Don Julio Blanco, is the hero of the evening. The inspiration for the cocktail is a refreshing, complex, elegant and celebratory all wrapped up in one beautiful cocktail. The pure essence of the tequila lays the foundation for bright citrus, herbal botanicals and subtle floral notes. Each ingredient plays a special role, painting a complete and balanced picture to be enjoyed responsibly throughout the night.

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The Trilogy

Here is one last recipe that the celebrities will enjoy this evening:

THE PROTAGONIST

Ingredients:

1 1/2 ounces Tequila Don Julio Blanco

1/2 ounce Pimm’s The Original No. 1 Cup

3/4 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 ounce Simple Syrup

2 ounces Tonic Water

Sliced Cucumber and Borage Flowers for Garnish

Preparation:

1. Combine Don Julio Blanco, Pimm’s, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Gently shake and roll in tonic water.

2. Pour ov