Evening Before the Primetime Emmy® Awards
The Evening Before the Primetime Emmy® Awards is a night that celebrates the entertainment industry’s top talent in the television community, while raising money and awareness for MPTF, an organization that has been taking care of our own for 95 years. This exclusive event was set under the stars to make for a casual, stress-free atmosphere, and included food and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Jon & Vinny’s.
“The Evening Before is a celebration of the achievement of a few, and an opportunity for the generosity of many, so that MPTF can provide care and service to everyone in our business. We are very grateful for the extraordinary support of our sponsors and industry donors at the Evening Before that supports the millions of dollars for the MPTF charitable programs and services conducted each year.”- Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of the MPTF Foundation
The 2016 Evening Before Host Committee included Anthony Anderson, Aziz Ansari, Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Kathryn & Kyle Chandler, Viola Davis & Julius Tennon, Robin Dearden & Bryan Cranston, Kirsten Dunst, America Ferrera & Ryan Piers Williams, Tina Fey, Kit Harington, Tom Hiddleston, Allison Janney, Judith Light & Robert Desiderio, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall, Mandy Moore, Jim Parsons, Sarah Paulson, Keri Russell & Matthew Rhys, Octavia Spencer, Eric Stonestreet, Kasia & Jeffrey Tambor, Milo Ventimiglia, and Kerry Washington.
The Executive Host Committee included Linda & Jerry Bruckheimer, Nancy Dubuc, Roy Price, Charlie Collier, Josh Sapan, Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams, Julie Chen & Leslie Moonves, Lisa & Ted Harbert, Robert Greenblatt, Karen Kehela Sherwood & Ben Sherwood, Ally Walker & John Landgraf, Lisa & Richard Plepler, Ted Sarandos, Ryan Seacrest, Kevin Reilly, Channing Dungey & Scott Power, Roma Downey & Mark Burnett, Doug Herzog, Mike Hopkins, Dana & Matt Walden, Jeanne & Gary Newman, Megan & Peter Rice, Andrea & Peter Roth, Susan & Matt Blank, Andrea & David Nevins, and Noelle & Dick Wolf.