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Oscars 2013: Academy announces Governors Ball creative team

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01/22/2013 by Nichole Hamilton

The 85th Academy Awards ceremony is fast approaching, which means the post-show party planning has commenced.

Academy governor Jeffrey Kurland, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck are set to return to create the star-studded Governors Ball.

Kurland, who received an Oscar nomination in Costume Design for his work in "Bullets over Broadway," will oversee the decor, menu and entertainment planning, as well as design the attire that event staff will wear. Cecchetto, alongside her Sequoia Productions team, will work with Kurland to manage the details.

Puck, alongside chef Matt Bencivenga, will create the menu that is set to feature more than 50 unique culinary creations including smoked salmon Oscars, mini Kobe burgers, steamed red snapper and kale salad with artichoke. This will be Puck's 19th consecutive year creating the menu for the Governors Ball.

The event, which is set to take place in The Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center, will feature a 120-foot chandelier in an intimate ballroom designed in warm shades of aubergine, chartreuse and champagne. An 18-foot golden Oscar will be the ballroom's centerpiece.

The gathering, which is the official post-Oscars celebration, immediately follows the ceremony and is expected to be attended by 1,500 Academy Awards winners and nominees, show presenters and other telecast participants.

Check out the interactive My Picks 2013 Official Oscar Ballot.

Check out the full list of 2013 Oscar nominees here. The awards ceremony will air live on Sunday, February 24, 2013 on ABC,'s parent company.

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