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Interesting Facts of the 2008 Oscar's Governors Ball

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Here's a list of fun facts about the magnitude of work and materials that went into creating the 2008 Governors Ball, the main celebration following the 80th annual Academy Awards presentation.

  • 1,500 Guests
  • 900 Staff On-Site
  • 350 Culinary Staff
  • 150 Technicians
  • 14 Musicians
  • 1 DJ
  • 10,000 Pieces of Cutlery
  • 528 Bottles of Laurent Perrier Champagne
  • 1,428 Bottles of Sterling Wine
  • 1/2 Mile of Truss
  • 200 Leko Lights
  • 20 Automated Lights
  • 1/4 Mile of Rope Lights
  • 6 Miles of Cable
  • 30,000 Square Feet of Fabric on Ceiling
  • 3,000 Zip Ties used to Tie the Fabric to the Truss
  • 1,675 Floating Transparent Globes to Hang from Ceiling
  • 20,000 Feet of Cable to Secure Floating Transparent Globes
  • 1,000 Firefly Lights
  • 15 Shades of Red Roses Shipped from Columbia and Ecuador
  • 15,000 Roses
  • A crew of Forty People will Assemble and Deliver Flowers
  • All Seafood is Sustainable by Seafood Savvy
  • All Meat is natural, Growth- and Hormone-Free
  • All Chicken is Certified Organic
  • 300 Pounds of Wild Caught Salmon
  • 1200 Pounds of Spiny Lobster
  • 10 lbs. Fresh Farm Raised Tsar Nicoulai Osetra Caviar
  • 18 lbs. Black Winter Truffles from Burgundy
  • 15 Whole Yellowtails
  • 150 Pounds of Albacore Tuna
  • 1200 Kumamoto Oysters
  • 100 lbs. Black Farm Raised Mussels
  • 150 lbs. Farm raised littleneck Clams
  • 550 lbs. Snake River farms Wagyu Beef (American Kobe)
  • 480 Antipasti Platters
  • 3500 Pounds of Alaskan Wild Salmon
  • 12 Gallons of Crème Fraiche
  • 10 Gallons of Citrus Chili Dressing
  • 7200 Individual Pink Shrimp from Oregon
  • 20 Pounds of Holy Basil
  • 3000 Black Mission Figs
  • 100 Pounds of Laura Chenel Goat Cheese
  • 80 Pounds of Organic La Quercia Prosciutto Americano
  • 30 Cases of California Eggplant
  • 3060 Wood Fired Flat Bread slices
  • 4800 Pounds of California Grown Organic Asparagus
  • 100 Pounds of Chickpea Salad
  • 10 Gallons of Mustard Vinaigrette
  • 200 Pounds of Carnaroli Risotto
  • 150 Pounds of Chinese Broccoli
  • 75 Pounds of Shiitake Mushrooms
  • 200 Pounds of Sticky Rice
  • 190 Pounds of Bay Scallops
  • 250 Pounds of Wild Black Bass
  • 25 Gallons of Cocktail Sauce
  • 2000 Sesame Miso Cones
  • 5000 Hand Cracked Eggs
  • 400 Pounds of Organic Montana Wheat Flour
  • 400 Pounds of Florida Crystal Organic Sugar
  • 16 Pounds of Tahitian Vanilla
  • 425 Pounds of Valrhona Organic Chocolate
  • 200 Pounds of Short Lo Mein Noodles
  • 100 Pounds of Tofu
  • 15 Gallons of Plum Ginger Sauce
  • 400 Mangoes
  • 800 Roma Tomatoes
  • 3 Months of Menu Testing, Planning and Preparation
  • 4 Days of Preparation

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