Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei, a presenter at the awards ceremony, poses for photographers on the event's green carpet, underscoring the environmental theme. Photo by Special Events.
The marquee heralds the event and salutes title sponsors. Note the iconic water tower at rear right. Photo by Special Events.
A sponsor logo plays across a building on the Warner Bros. famed "New York Street," venue for the event. Lighting and electrical were handled by Warner Bros. Studios and Bud Horowitz. Photo by Special Events.
"Glee" star Darren Criss entertains. The outdoor setting subtly reminded guests of the importance of protecting the atmosphere against threats such as pollution and global warming. Photo by Special Events.
Actress Hayden Panettiere accepts an award on the dramatic stage, which features an Austrian drape and "Big Bertha"--a chandelier that weighs nearly 900 pounds. Atomic Rental and Rays Rentals supplied drapery, while Icarus Rigging handled rigging. Big Bertha came courtesy of the Warner Bros. props department. Staging: SEC; technical production video/audio: Senovva. Photo by Special Events.
Honoree Matt Damon takes the podium. Note the changing colors of the lighting. Photo by Special Events.
Some attendees sit at highboys with environmentally conscious centerpieces--stacks of books collected by Hillary Harris herself, topped with bottles branded with custom labels. Photo by Special Events.
At the close of the awards ceremony, guests move to New York Street for the after-party and silent auction. Greens provided by Green Set, with rentals from Warner Bros. Studios, Classic Party Rentals, Cosmos, GBS Linens, La Tavola, Revelry, Rrivre Works, and Town and Country. Photo by Nadine Froger Photography.
Guests try out a Naturpedic organic luxury mattress with a custom "green" headboard from Warner Bros. Special Events. Photo by Special Events.
Hillary Harris tests a pink tequila from beverage vendor Pasion de Mujer. Photo by Special Events.
Gifting stations are showcased in frames with drapes fashioned from fabric festooned with "leaves," underscoring the environmental theme. Photo by Special Events.
The overarching theme of the after-party is "Edison Soho," as Hillary Harris dubs it, combining a vintage vibe with a contemporary sensibility. Here, metal chairs at a table topped with vintage elements such as a typewriter and globe, both courtesy of the Warner Bros. Studios prop department. Photo by Special Events.
A closer view. Photo by Special Events.
A vintage vignette. Photo by Special Events.
Another vintage piece. Photo by Special Events.
Clocks set a period mood. Photo by Special Events.
The Lexus lounge goes green. The event made extensive use of hashtags to spread comments via social media, regarded as a green communications tool. Photo by Special Events.
Acorn street lamps add to the vintage look. Photo by Special Events.
Guests ham it up at the photo station. Photo by Special Events.
A restaurant shares its top dishes. Photo by Special Events.
The silent auction. Photo by Special Events.
A final view of Big Bertha! Photo by Special Events.
Hillary Harris and the team at Warner Bros. Studios Special Events help the stars come out to support environmental advocacy at the 23rd annual Environmental Media Awards.