MOVIES | 83rd Academy Awards Governors Ball preview

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A preview of the food and décor of this year’s Governors Ball—the celebration immediately following the 83rd Academy Awards—was held today in Hollywood.

The Governors Ball is the first party on the roster for post-Oscar festivities. Some 1,500 guests will wine and dine on food headed up by Master Chef Wolfgang Puck and Executive Pastry Chef Sherry Yard. Attendees will enjoy floral arrangements by florist Mark Held. Home entertaining is by Moet & Chandon.

Again this year, I will be reporting live from the media tour of the Governors Ball, along with Daily Planet photographer Jeff Rutherford, the evening before the Academy Awards. In the morning, the media samples the food and beverages.

Every year has a theme. Last year’s theme was 1930’s Hollywood Art Nouveau.

The normally empty space on the top floor of the Hollywood and Highland center is completely converted to a venue for the Ball. The award ceremony is held at the Kodak Theater located in the same complex.

In the meantime, here is a glimpse of the upcoming Academy Awards Governors Ball on Feb. 27.

(Above) Preview of one of the table settings at the glam Governors Ball, held immediately following the Academy Awards. (All photos A.M.P.A.S.)

(Above) Some of the food prepared by Master Chef Wolfgang Puck for the Academy Award’s Governors Ball. Puck has been the Ball’s chef for over 15 years.

(Above) Preview of the pastries by Executive Chef Sherry Yard for the 83rd Academy Award’s Governors Ball.