By DERRIK J. LANG
AP Entertainment Writer
Emmy losers – and even the winners – will be seeing red at this year’s Governors Ball.
That’s because Sunday’s official after-party for the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be almost entirely decked out in rosy colors.
The behemoth 57,600-square-foot space inside the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center has been transformed into a rose-themed haven for the ceremony’s “rhapsody in red” dinner party.
A giant rose-shaped sculpture will hang above the 3,800 invitees while a staff of about 1,200 supply drinks and hors d’oeuvres to 380 guest tables draped with red linens. The massive room will be cocooned by 36-foot-tall curtains featuring 2,400 twinkling starlit-inspired bulbs.
“This year’s event is going to be such a luscious treat for attendees,” said Shelia Manning, a casting director and co-chairwoman of the Governors Ball. “For the first time, we’ll have an Emmy winners’ circle at the Governors Ball, where the night’s honorees can have their statuettes personalized.”
The ceremony across the street at the Nokia Theatre will be broadcast on tubular red curtain hovering over the space.
For dinner, attendees will feast on smoked salmon avocado spheres accompanied by a crisp salad of hearts of palm, cucumbers, apples and red radishes, as well as roasted tenderloin with mushroom risotto fries and parsnip creamed spinach. For dessert: white chocolate raspberry cake, raspberry macaroon lollipops and flavored chocolate truffles.
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