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Preview of the 71st EMMY Awards Governors Ball

Jill Weinlein

This year Cheryl Cecchetto and Sequoia Productions created "Brilliance in Motion" as their theme for the 71st Emmy Awards Governors Ball and Creative Arts Governors Ball. Inside the L.A. Live Event Space in downtown Los Angeles, there is a multi-layer of dazzling red, coral, magenta and eggplant colors. Beautiful dancing water and sparkling fountains, and illuminated filaments create a shimmering cascade of color throughout the biggest party in Los Angeles.

Tables and lounge areas are decorated by Kevin Lee and his floral team from L.A. Premier with thousands of blooms in four different colors and fragrant aromas.

This year the home furniture and accessories retailer Living Spaces provided comfortable sofas, settees and tables for the lounge areas. 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 lip color touch-up, powder and sparkle before the Emmy Awards and during the Governors Ball.

The night's winners will be offered glass of Sterling Vineyards wine as their Emmy statuette is being personalized in the Emmy's Winner's Circle. 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 is preparing an elegant dinner for 3,700 Emmy nominees, VIPS and their guests. After the Emmy telecast, tray passed hors d'oeuvres and small plates created by renowed chef Joachim Splical and his team including chefs Alec Lestr and Gregg Wiele will be delivered to guests. 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.

Jill Weinlein

Makeup artist April Chaney will apply L'Oreal Paris touch-up to celebrities backstage at the Emmy's and at the Governors Ball.

Jill Weinlein

Patina's lavish tasting menu is designed to please all including vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free diets.

Jill Weinlein

Cheryl Cecchetto and Sequoia Productions created 'Brilliance in Motion' as their theme for the 71st Emmy Awards Governors Ball.

Jill Weinlein

The Governors Ball 'Brilliance in Motion' includes water features, and decor in magenta, red, coral and eggplant colors.

Jill Weinlein

This year retailer Living Spaces provided the furniture for the Governors Ball. After the event the sofas settees and tables will be donated to Hollywood Community Housing Corporation and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.

Jill Weinlein

Los Angeles based Jill Weinlein covers travel, food and lifestyle destinations for multiple newspapers, magazines and websites. Her areas of expertise include, luxury travel, culinary reviews, cruising and family travel destinations. Born in Los Angeles, Jill studied Communications and Theatre Arts at UCLA. She has a a Dine and Travel blog - www.dineandtravel.me and she writes a weekly restaur...(Read More)

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