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 is set under the stars to make for a casual, stress-free atmosphere, and this year will include 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, CEO of DreamWorks Animation and Chairman of the MPTF Foundation
The 2015 Evening Before Host Committee included Christina Applegate, Matt Bomer & Simon Halls, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Kathryn & Kyle Chandler, Viola Davis & Julius Tennon, America Ferrera & Ryan Piers Williams, Tony Goldwyn, Mariska Hargitay & Peter Hermann, Allison Janney, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall, Jim Parsons, Amy Poehler, Taylor Schilling, Kevin Spacey, Octavia Spencer, Eric Stonestreet, Jeffrey Tambor, Kerry Washington, and Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber.
The Executive Host Committee included J.J. Abrams, Matthew C. Blank, Linda & Jerry Bruckheimer, Charlie Collier, Roma Downey & Mark Burnett, Nancy Dubuc, Robert Greenblatt, Bonnie Hammer, Ted Harbert, Doug Herzog, John Landgraf, Paul & Deirdre Lee, Michael Lombardo, David Nevins, Gary Newman, Richard Plepler, Roy Price, Kevin Reilly, Peter Rice, Peter Roth, Josh Sapan, Ted Sarandos, Ryan Seacrest, Ben Sherwood & Karen Kehela Sherwood, Nina Tassler, Dana Walden, and Dick Wolf.