The Governorís Ball at the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood is its concluding event, and a celebration for the around 1,500 invitees, winners, nominees and other guests. The 2009 Governorís Ball for the Oscar ceremony was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood & Highland Center. The first Governorís Ball was held in 1958 following the 30th Academy Awards. It has been held every year since then, except in 1968. Cheryl Cecchetto of Sequoia Productions has been its producer for the last 20 years.