Immediately following the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, Oscars winners, nominees and their guests attend the official Oscars celebration: the Governors Ball.
Located on the top floor of the Oscars venue, Hollywood & Highland Center, the normally empty space is turned into a palace fitting Hollywood’s divine.
The Governors Ball menu is created by Wolfgang Puck and his talented staff. Puck carries a tray of Ball samples along the Red Carpet on Oscar Sunday.
The Wolfgang Puck Governors Ball Menu: 89th-gb-wolfgang-puck-menu
More than 10,000 blooms, designed by Mark Held and his team at Mark’s Garden, grace the tables at the Ball and nearly 300 individual speaker cones customize the sound for each table. The Ball sound system is so fine-tuned that the electronics in a single wireless microphone are more advanced than the AGC computer that NASA used to send men to the moon. The Ball’s audio system has $1,000,000 worth of equipment that will be operated from an iPad.
Floral arrangements will be composted and floral containers will be recycled. A percentage of floral arrangements will be donated to homes for the aging.
Drinks to go with all that food
As a fourteen-time nominee and six-time Oscar winner, including being the recipient of the Irving G. Thalberg Award for his lifetime achievements in film, filmmaker and vintner Francis Ford Coppola has a decades-long relationship with the Academy.
89th Governors Ball Theme
Each year, the Governors Ball goes with a different decor theme. In years past, a 1940’s theme was used. The 2017 event producer, Cheryl Cecchetto, has designed a mid-century modern look.
The ballroom foyer where guests will enjoy pre-dinner cocktails, will be dramatically draped in red fabric with red flowers with splashes of white decorating the tables. Inside the white draped Ballroom, guests will see white centerpieces with accents of red. Thousands of roses, amaryllis, carnations and orchids will be incorporated. Flowers will be flown in from South America and Holland arriving at the Mark’s Garden studio early in the week to be ready for the Sunday event.
Coverage of the Oscars
Barb Teed, Jeff Rutherford, Lindsay Teed and Kelley Teed have extensive coverage of Oscars and the Academy Awards season, including Nominee Luncheon, Red Carpet Live, Interview Room, Oscar Week Events, Hollywood Chamber events, Oscar Night America, and Governors Ball Previews.
(Above) Kelley holds the Oscars statue that Best Actor Jared Leto gave to her to hold in the Press backstage Interview Room. Leto won Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Dallas Buyers Club.
The 89th Oscars will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Dolby Theatre, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.
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