The creative team behind the Academy’s annual Governors Ball is back: Event producer Cheryl Cecchetto, master chef Wolfgang Puck and Academy Governor Jeffrey Kurland have a combined 50-plus years experience producing the after-Oscars bash, which will be held Febrauty 22 at the Hollywood & Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom immediately following the Oscars.
“The artistry and glamour that have truly defined Hollywood for decades will be highlighted at 87th Oscars Governors Ball,” said Kurland, a costume designer who’s done the last five balls. “We’ve selected the most stunning imagery from the Academy’s vast collections to set the stage for our guests. The Academy will honor and share these timeless moments of a legacy that is in our blood and truly makes us who we are.”
This will be Cecchetto’s 26th consecutive year producing the event and Puck’s 21st year on menu duty. He will draw upon vintage and contemporary Hollywood glamour to create a menu featuring more than 50 imaginative dishes, from one-bite hors d’oeuvres to small-plate entrees. Kurland will oversee the décor, menu and entertainment planning as well as design the attire to be worn by the evening’s staff.
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