The Governor’s Ball is usually the first stop in the party circuit after the Academy Awards (especially for those who’ve won an Oscar since this is where they have to get their statues engraved). After leaving the Dolby theater, guests are invited upstairs in the Hollywood & Highland Center and are introduced to an incredible event production.
The theme of the evening one year in 2015 was an old-school Hollywood speakeasy with an homage to classic Hollywood. Photos of 1950’s actors in black-and-white and sepia tones were framed and placed along the tables as decor and favors to guests. Walls were paneled with photo collages of familiar famous faces. The event was produced by Cheryl Cecchetto, founder of Sequoia Productions and catered by none other than Wolfgang Puck. Wolfgang served upscale comfort food including mac and cheese, chicken pot pies, and baked potatoes. Of course it wouldn’t be an Oscar menu without some caviar and black truffles sprinkled into the different dishes. The dessert mini-Oscar statuettes were dusted in edible 24k gold dust, and were one of many delectable options.
Guests went on to visit the other after-parties, the most prominent being the Vanity Fair hosted event which was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills…one party that I’d love to go to someday.