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Academy’s Ball to Cap 80th Oscar® Celebration


Beverly Hills, CA — Following the 80th Academy Awards® presentation on Sunday, February 24, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will further celebrate the film achievements of 2007 at its annual Governors Ball in the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood & Highland Center®.

“Our guests will be able to mingle, dance and dine with friends and colleagues as the Academy honors the individuals that bring the magic of the movies to life,” said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, chair of the Governors Ball.

The Ball’s elegant and contemporary decor by Cheryl Cecchetto and the Sequoia Productions team will feature a color palette inspired by two of Hollywood’s most recognizable icons, the red carpet and the gold Oscar statuette. Master chef Wolfgang Puck will be serving an organic menu created specifically for the event.

The Ball’s 1,500 guests will include Oscar winners and nominees, show presenters and performers and other luminaries.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2007 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Editors: Downloadable images are available at More information on the Governors Ball, including an overview, fun facts and the menu, can be found at


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