Before the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, the Creative Arts Emmys will take place in Downtown, Los Angeles, on Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15. The Television Academy recently welcomed select members of the press for a preview of what those in attendance have to look forward to at this year’s
For the second year, the world’s greatest afterparty will be held at the L.A. LIVE Event Deck. The rooftop setting and free-flowing atmosphere allow for an elaborate celebration. The first look revealed a lavish layout as well as a decadent display of bites and beverages one could only dream of. Guests, winners, and non-winners will all get to delight in the sheer extravagance of it all.
The buffet and bar stations proved to be a success last year. Naturally, this year should earn similar praise. Guests can enjoy the remnants of summertime at the inside/outside event while the big victors of the night can meander over to the Emmy Winner’s Circle. As the winners are announced throughout the night, nameplates are sent over to the Governors Ball, where the grand prize winners have them fixed on their golden statues.
This year’s theme is “Brilliance in Motion.” Helmed by founder
Entertainment includes talent from the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics, Embodiment & Radiance (World of Dance), and British singer James Graham. Graham is the season 2 winner of Fox’s The Four. Additional artists for all three events are set to perform, as well.
“This is my first time doing anything like this, so I feel really
In charge of the cuisine is Joachim Splichal, who is the chef
Every section of the Governors Ball feels like it has its own
The Governors Ball Preview also allowed the press to mingle with some of its sponsors. Audi returns for the ninth year. L’Oreal celebrates seven years of offering up touch-ups for those in attendance. And Fiji is back for its sixth year, helping to quench the thirst of partygoers.
Other sponsors include the 2019 Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year Ferrari Trento, as well as Ketel One Vodka, who will be serving up TV-worthy tastes of The Marvelous Mule, The Dapper Dragon (GoT-inspired), The Moonlighter, and The Helmsman. Sterling Vineyards is also back with its selection of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and two selections of Cabernet. Both the 2016 Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2015 Sterling Vineyards Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon make excellent choices. The 2015 Sterling Vineyards Iridium Cabernet Sauvignon is reserved only for the Emmy winners, who will receive a personalized bottle.
Living Spaces, Don Francisco’s Coffee, Lindt Chocolate, and LA Premier Flowers all have a hand in bringing this experience to life,
On a special note, the Television Academy has partnered with Living Spaces. After the final Governors Ball, they will donate all of the upholstered furnishings from the event to the Hollywood Community Housing Corporation and Habitat for Humanity.
This is television’s biggest celebration of the year. It’s an occasion that recognizes excellence. Dazzling décor, delicious dining options, exciting entertainment, and the best of Hollywood will all converge here. The Governors Ball guarantees that everyone who enters walks in knowing that trophy or not, they’ve already won.
The 71st Emmy Awards airs live from the Microsoft Theater on Sept. 22 from 8-11 p.m. ET/5-8 p.m. P.T. on Fox.
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