67th Emmy Awards Governors Ball Sneak Peek

Table settings seen at 67th Emmy Awards Governors Ball Preview at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision for Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/AP Images)

Earlier today, the Television Academy hosted the 67th Emmy® Awards Governors Ball & 2015 Creative Arts Ball Sneak Peek Press Preview at the Los Angeles Convention Center. During the preview, it was announced that international superstar Andrea Bocelli and multiple Grammy® Award and Emmy Award-winning producer and songwriter David Foster will headline the evening’s entertainment at the 67th Emmy Awards Governors Ball, on Sunday, September 20, performing a special set for the 4,000 guests.

Governors Ball Committee members Maury McIntyre, Russ Patrick, Barbara Cassel, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto, Geriann McIntosh, Tammy Glover, Jonathan Murray and Edward Fassl are seen at 67th Emmy Awards Governors Ball Preview at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision for Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/AP Images)

Governors Ball Committee members Maury McIntyre, Russ Patrick, Barbara Cassel, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto, Geriann McIntosh, Tammy Glover, Jonathan Murray and Edward Fassl are seen at 67th Emmy Awards Governors Ball Preview at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision for Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/AP Images)

DÉCOR FACTS

  • 750 floral arrangements (400 at the Governors Ball and 350 at the Creative Arts Ball)
  • Over 3,700 hours of labor, and 35 crafts people working two weeks will be needed to create the centerpieces
  • 5,000 calla lilies (from local greenhouses), 2,000 white cascading orchid stems, 1,500 white roses and 2,500 candles will be used for the floral arrangements
  • 16 cherry blossom trees with 10’ canopies
  • More than 45,000 individual Swarovski crystals will be used to create 536 crystal strands
  • Chandeliers 27-feet tall featuring Swarovski crystals will drop down to the center of 30 tables throughout the ballroom
  • 6,750 square feet of silver tier drop beaded curtains highlighting focal points of the room, including the Winner’s Circle
  • The beam projectors will be the lowest wattage light used in the room, but the brightest and most predominant lighting throughout the event

Photo Credit: Invision for Television Academy/AP Images

BALLROOM FACTS

  • 4,000 guests
  • 4,000 place settings and 12,000 pieces of china
  • 11,400 wine glasses and 4,000 champagne flutes
  • 200 technicians and 85 managers
  • The Governors Ball venue at the Los Angeles Convention Center is the length of one football field and is double the width
  • Over 32,000 square feet of carpet will cover the event space
  • It will take more than 10 men working over 500 hours to prepare, install, and remove the carpet

The preview presented a first look at the décor featuring this year’s theme, “Reigning With Radiance,” signature courses by Patina Catering, wines by Penfolds, and entertainment that will be featured at the highly-anticipated official Emmy after-party celebrations. Additional sponsors that were highlighted at the event included: Audi®, Fiji® Water, L’Oréal® Paris, as well as Governors Ball partners Cellar Door Chocolates, Ferrari Brut NV Trentodoc Metodo Classico, Groundwork Coffee Co. and Hint Mint.

 

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