By the time a confused Warren Beatty shoved that now-infamous envelope into Faye Dunaway’s hands, the 89th Academy Awards were stretching toward the three-hour mark. (And that’s not counting those excruciating minutes after La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz said “Moonlight, you guys won best picture… this is not a joke”—because that felt like it took three solid days). It was not the longest-ever Oscars—that was the 2002 ceremony, which stretched on for an agonizing 4 hours and 23 minutes—but last night was a long one, especially for the hungry, underfed attendees. According to the Los Angeles Times, no food or drinks are allowed in the Dolby Theatre, so those Red Vines and Junior Mints that parachuted from the ceiling[…]

While the cast of La La Land may have been disappointed after last night’s 89th Academy Awards, at least they had an incredible meal to lift them up afterwards. That was thanks to LA chef icon Wolfgang Puck and his orchestration of the Governors Ball, the official afterparty for the Oscars. Putting together food for a 1,600-person dinner party (not to mention staff meal for 2,000 employees) is no small effort, but Puck has been doing it for more than two decades. Would it be a night about movies without popcorn? All photos by the author. “It’s really not that difficult if you know what to do, and we have so many good chefs it makes it easy for me.[…]