Although attendance is limited at the ceremony this Sunday, September 19 for the Emmy 2021, and the traditional Governors Ball will not take place this year, due to the health protocols for COVID-19, this does not mean that there is not, as it happens in all editions, excuses and opportunities to celebrate the nominees before, during and after the 73rd broadcast of the long-awaited American television awards.
In a previous press event, in the Plaza de la Academia de Televisión, this year’s presenter, Cedric the Entertainer, promised that the festive atmosphere will also continue during the broadcast.
“It’s going to be a fun nightCedric advanced, dressed smartly, as usual, in a burgundy suit and matching hat. Joking that attendees would wear The Masked Singer costumes and would not reveal themselves until the end of the night, he added: “Let’s raise the game a bit”.
As befits an Emmys soiree, food and drink are not only abundant, but also well chosen. Several examples were showcased at the press event.
Eric Greenspan, a celebrity chef and star of Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games, prepared a version of the grilled cheese sandwiches for which he is known. “Grilled cheese is an amazing snack,” Greenspan said. “Everyone can enjoy it. And the fun of the Emmys, and the fun of the events that we did, was that we had nominees. [de todas las categorías], in all fields. So I wanted something that had great appeal. I believe that everyone needs a little comfort these days”.
A similar thought was introduced into the creations of Sherry Yard, who starred in Fox channel’s Masterchef Legends. “For me, any food on a toothpick – brouché style – is a party, and Emmys are the best party,” Yard said of his Alaska Baked Almond Flour Chocolate Cookie Popsicles. “Being involved with television for as long as I have, is about having fun and sharing,” he warned.
The Gianmario Villa de Franciacorta wines, which were served at the pre-Emmy receptions, will also be present. These sparkling wines from the brand will give guests the opportunity to appreciate life as Italians do.. “If you are celebrating a special occasion, or if you want to indulge yourself one afternoon with your friends and family, an Italian opens a Franciacorta wine, it is a celebration of happiness and elegance”, they highlighted from the organization of the great event.
Sterling Vineyards offers wines to all attendees, but will give the winners a special gift: a bottle of wine with their name in artistic calligraphy, courtesy of artist Ashley Taylor. “It’s absolutely challenging,” Taylor said of putting the winners’ names on the bottles in time for them to take their gift before leaving with their prizes. “It’s like writing on a baseball.”
This year’s Emmys even they have their own specially made drinks: the Foraged Martini, the Reboot Royale and the Crimson Cafe. Ketel One mixologist Charles Joly was inspired by television and film to create the drinks. “Especially with the Reboot Royale, the Cosmopolitan is so tied to television through Sex and the City, that it will return this fall. And there has always been a martini in the hand of celebrities, as long as people have been in front of a camera ”.
In addition to wine and spirits, Fiji Water is served on the red carpet and during the broadcast to keep nominees and guests hydrated in the late September heat typical of the northern hemisphere.
The Emmys even have an official car: the EV6, a new electric vehicle from Kia America due out in 2022.. Explaining why the brand introduced the new model at the Emmys, James Bell, Director of Corporate Communications for Kia America, said: “We love the spirit of innovation that is celebrated here. We are testing new lines, testing new limits, finding new audiences, all that the show is going to celebrate. So we thought it was a great place to present our brand. “
Souvenirs, “from a movie”
As in previous years, the presenters and nominees will receive gifts, although these also have the benefit of giving back to the Foundation of the Television Academy and its recognized educational initiatives, helping launch careers, and the next generation of Emmy winners.
“It’s not a gift suite, it’s a donation suite“, he claimed Jodi Delaney, executive director of Academy Foundation. “What we are trying to do is provide opportunities for students who would not normally have access to the industry through our internship program, the University Television Awards and the College Seminar. This year there are five nominees who were our interns, which makes our hearts sing for joy, “he added.
Even gifts offered through Backstage Creations give back, including gifts Genusee sunglasses made from recycled plastic water bottles in Flint, Michigan. “I believe that about 80 percent of the companies that contribute to this are owned by womenDelaney added.
Other gifts include a Agni Women’s Health box with bioavailable foods and teas; a Calm subscription; Empiria Fragrances fragrances, owned by Black; G-Labs UK Body Oil and tarjeta RFID; HP Sprocket Studio Photo Printer; Producto Minty + ReliePH; the misfits book by Michaela Coel, nominated for several Emmy Awards this year for HBO’s I Will Destroy You; una mascarilla Never Go Alone; Nu Skin LumiSpa facial massage device; Petrova artisan chocolates; Prospero Tequila Blanco; Real Fruit Body beat body cream; Velas Rock n Rose Aromas; SkinnyPop Popcorn; TheraCane Massager; Package of Tiber River products; and cócteles Two Chicks. Also included stays in SPACE Waikiki, Four Seasons Resort Nevis in the West Indies and the ecological resort Bocas Bali in Panama.
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