Emmy Governors Ball: 15 Memorable Moments From the TV Academy's Big Bash

By Arianna Hartmann September 12, 2012, 5:46 PM EDT

Photo: Nadine Froger Photography

This year, the Governors Ball for the Primetime Emmy Awards will take on an all-red motif, with a look designed to feel like the inside of an enormous red rose. It isn't the first time the TV academy's big bash will turn heads—the annual seated dinner is known for its striking decor and ever-changing theme, with previous iterations drawing inspiration from Dorothy Draper, set and costume designer Tony Duquette, and Marilyn Monroe film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Here's a look at past ideas and themes used at the Emmys Governors Ball.

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