The Official Presenter Gift Lounge backstage at the 27th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards by On 3 Productions
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon on the beach at Santa Monica, On3 Productions produced The Official Presenter Gift Lounge backstage at the 27th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Celebrities that attended included Anna Kendrick, Anthony Mackie, Benjamin Bratt, Beth Behrs, Bing Bing Li, Carla Gallo, Carson Kressley, Derek Luke, Garcelle Beauvais, Giancarlo Esposito, Harmony Santana, Ian Somerhalder, Illeana Douglas, Jason Isaacs, Jeffrey Dean Moran, John Hawkes, John Waters, Kim Johnson, Lennie James, Lucy Liu, Matt Bomer, Matthew Lillard, Michael Gladis, Penelope Ann Miller, Richard Kind, Sarah Paulson, Shailene Woodley, Terrence Howard, Tracee Ellis Ross, William H. Macy, Wilmer Valderrama and more.
There were many great brands such as Wella Professionals, Tree Hut, New Balance, Emergen-C, Fashion Forms, Votre Vu, Bratz, Bowers & Wilkins, AMC Theatres, Cult of Individuality, Carlos Falchi, The Ritz-Carlton New York, & Crunch.
As the excited stars explored the gift lounge, they were heard commenting…
“I will be asking people all afternoon to smell the Tree Hut on my hands – is that weird?” – Anna Kendrick
“We are such fans of body care products from Tree Hut – freaks if you will” – Derek Luke
“I have an Emergen-C! I’m losing my voice” – John Waters
“I made seven movies this year – now I’m ready to work out! at Crunch” – Anna Kendrick
“I used to be a Bratz girl” – Harmony Santana
“The best part about the gift lounge is the AMC movie card!” – Matthew Lillard
“Does this AMC movie pass come with a babysitter?”- Jason Isaacs
“Does Crunch have a trainer that can give me a body of a junkie?” – John Waters
The Gift Suite Brands:
Known as the must-have hair products to get red carpet ready, celebs hit The Wella Professionals Beauty Bar for all the “mane” essentials from their new high-performance care & styling collection. Stars were treated to the finest products in hair care along with a gift certificate for premium salon services. Carson Kressley joked with the stylists saying, “Will this make my wig feel smooth”? Afterwards, him and Dancing with the Stars beauty, Kim Johnson jokingly began cutting each other’s hair with Wella Professional’s larger than life scissors. Actress Anna Kendrick was seen checking out herself in Wella Professional’s many mirrors before grabbing her favorite products from the line. Charlies’ Angel Lucy Liu also picked up Wella Professionals product for her silky locks before chatting it up with presenter Jeffrey Dean Moran…
Celebrities couldn’t get enough of Tree Hut’s natural brand for beautiful skin. Created specifically for the Spirit Awards, stars were given Tree Hut’s limited edition Shea Sugar Scrub, which features the antioxidant power of real Rubies. A-listers like Anna Kendrick and William H. Macy were seen scrubbing their hands and rubbing the brand’s popular shea butter moisturizer on their face. Sarah Paulson also picked up the Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub, great for moisturizing her body during her frequent travels. In addition to the limited edition scrub, stars received a 1-year supply of Tree Hut body care products and a 1x Samsung ST80 wifi enabled digital camera to help stars “capture their natural beauty with Tree Hut”.
NEW BALANCE 1400
Celebrities were among the first to get their hands on New Balance 1400’s in the newest colors (not available to the public until July)! Packed with just the right amount of performance, edge and speed, the sleek New Balance 1400 design will have stars looking great and feeling like a speed demon – whether they are running through the Hollywood Hills or just down the road to Starbucks. Stars received a sneak peak of the exclusive new trends that carry bright, invigorating colors. On hand to give them revolutionary fitness tips, was celeb trainer and star of ABC’s The Revolution, Harley Pasternak. Kim Johnson from Dancing with the Stars traded in her dancing shoes for some New Balance 1400’s. Best Supporting Actress winner, Shailene Woodley picked up a pair of New Balance 1400’s to wear during her favorite workout – climbing trees! White Collar star, Matt Bomer was seen picking up a pair of New Balance 1400’sto add some speed to his workout regimen. Watch celebrity fitness expert Harley Pasternak discuss New Balance here…
Emergen-C was the drink of choice for celebrities backstage in the Official Presenter Gift Lounge at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards. To stay hydrated and healthy, stars got to choose from a selection of delicious vitamin C packed flavors, like Raspberry, Super Orange and Mangosteen. Celebs received a gift certificate for a 1-Year personal supply of the vitamin drink mix that provides 24 nutrients and offers a fast and fun way to help you feel the good! Dancing with the Stars Aussie, Kim Johnson was overheard saying she drinks Emergen-C regularly on set. Actor John Hawkes was visibly excited saying, “I love this stuff! I drink it all the time”. Best Supporting Actress winner, Shailene Woodley took home a year supply of vitamin C packed goodness. Awake star Wilmer Valderrama was seen flirting with the Emergen-C mixologist on set – he even gave her a kiss on the cheek! Other a-lister’s who took home the Emergen-C package: William H. Macy, Harmony Santana and Benjamin Bratt.
When a-list actress’ gear up for awards season – they make sure to pick up Fashion Forms lingerie to help conceal unsightly bra lines. Known as the must have lingerie accessories for the red carpet & beyond: imagination is the foundation behind these patented designs. As one of the most popular stations at the Film Independent Spirit Awards Gift Lounge, celebrities like Kim Johnson, Sarah Paulson and Penelope Ann Miller all snatched up some goodies from the fun, uber-trendy line, to help keep things together in style on the Carpet this season.
Votre Vu was a popular choice among men and women at the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2012 Gift Lounge. A luxury handcrafted French skincare collection, Votre Vu, is a botanically infused formula that is custom blended in a privately owned lab that has been blending award-winning, professional grade skin care for 80 years. Upstaging products like La Mer and La Prairie, this noteworthy formula is designed to eliminate even the slightest form of wrinkles – leaving your skin looking and feeling younger than ever. Celebrities were busy trying out the collection and snatching it up to take home for themselves. Jason Isaacs picked up a few products from the Votre Vu men’s line, and Wilmer Valderrama quickly followed in his footsteps, packing a Votre Vu bag of their famous lotions as well.
BRATZ Fun Fashion Dolls
Bratz Dolls – the only girls with a passion for fashion – were the ideal gift to snatch up for the little ones during the Film Independent Spirit Awards Gift Lounge this awards season. Stars were among the first to experience the fun Spring 2012 brings with Bratz Catz, Bratz Featherageous and Bratz Funk ‘n Glow! John Waters was thrilled saying, “I have three nieces and they grew up with Bratz”! Garcelle Beauvais said, “I have a little girl who is obsessed with Bratz”. Illeana Douglas was proud of her acting credits announcing, “I worked on the Bratz movie years ago!” Best Supporting Actress nominee, Harmony Santana, shouted, “I used to be a Bratz gir!” Actress Li Bing Bing was seen sporting Bratz’s new 3D glasses that add a lighting kick to the new spring dolls.
BOWERS & WILKINS
Bowers & Wilkins, maker of the world’s most accurate loudspeakers, unveiled the latest addition to its growing portfolio of high performance personal audio products at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Gift Lounge. Bowers & Wilkins was one of the hottest stations, with stars crowding around to get their hands on their newest state of the art headphones – not available to the public yet. We Bought a Zoo actress, Carla Gallo was seen jamming out to her new gift, along with Best Supporting Actress winner, Shailene Woodley. Sarah Paulson was excited to see Bowers & Wilkins onsite, asking if they had any presence at Sundance this year since she always has headphones when she travels.
Celebrities received the ultimate treat at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards Gift Lounge – the opportunity to watch themselves on the big screen year round, for free! AMC Entertainment offered stars like Shailene Woodley, Matthew Lillard, Terrence Howard and Penelope Ann Miller an exclusive AMC signature pass: providing each star and one guest the opportunity to see movies for free at more than 300 AMC theatres across the U.S. for an entire year. Actor Matthew Lillard practically bee-lined for the station, yelling out “The best part of the gift lounge is the AMC movie giveaway!” Actress Anna Kendrick was seen munching on complimentary AMC Theatres popcorn and overheard saying, “AMC has the most delicious food – I adore the mozzarella sticks!” Awake star Jason Isaacs snatched up a free AMC year pass but asked, “Does this pass come with a babysitter?”
CULT OF INDIVIDUALITY
Celebrities loved the Cult of Individuality jeans showcased at the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2012 Gift Lounge. Comprised of Men’s & Women’s vintage denim and t-shirts, founder and designer, Ron Poisson, is looking to target consumers who don’t follow in the footsteps of others – makers of their own strides in life – hence The CULT. The jeans come in a variety of different styles, so stars were picking up everything from their faded look to the bootcut. Shailene Woodley slipped a few pairs of comfortable jeans from Cult of Individuality in her bag while simultaneously speaking to a friend about her admiration and respect for her The Decedent co-star George Clooney. She also scooped up a couple Cult of Individusality tees! Wilmer Valderrama discussed his latest TV series Awake with Jason Isaacs before the two picked out comfy t-shirts and denim from Cult of Individuality.
Stars packed all of their favorite goodies into their new Carlos Falchi shopping tote at the Film Independent Spirit Awards Gift Lounge. Carlos Falchi has an unrivaled place in the world of luxury handbags and now stars will have their very own. Celebs such as Shailene Woodley, Sarah Paulson, Lucy Liu, and Beth Behrs all picked up a tote from Carlos Falchi and packed it with goodies in the lounge.
THE RITZ CARLTON NEW YORK
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is home to Hollywood’s most prestigious elite members, foreign dignitaries and Fortune 500 business titans. What better way to unwind after awards season than to treat yourself to a lavish weekend stay in a one-bedroom city view suite? Celebrities were gifted this luxurious opportunity at the Film Independent Spirit Awards Gift Lounge, so they can relax in opulence at New York’s number one hotel voted by Travel and Leisure Magazine and US News and World Reports. A-lister’s get to Indulge in warm, personalized bespoke service while they take in everything the big apple has to offer! Lucy Liu ran towards The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park station to pick up a complimentary luxury getaway package for two… wonder who she is bringing for this exclusive trip? Moments later Jeffrey Dean Moran was seen doing the same!
With 2012 still being so new, celebrities had no choice but to fulfill those new years resolutions by hitting the gym hard! Crunch gym gifted 1-year gym memberships and private training sessions at any of their locations nationwide. With awesome classes, shiny machines and things to punch, Crunch has something for everyone – even if you’re not a star! Actress Anna Kendrick was overhead saying “I made 7 movies this year – now I’m ready to work out!” Actor Michael Gladis said, “I would love to hit Crunch! I need to get my boxing on”. White Collar actor Matt Bomer said, “See you when I’m nice and sweaty!” Actor Derek Luke was excited about Crunch’s new location saying, “I can’t wait until you open in Burbank!” Actress Lucy Liu was clearly pumped saying, “Crunch – now this is something I can use”.
Gaga For George Clooney
Although George Clooney’s current girlfriend, Stacey Kiebler, already made her Dancing With The Stars debut, Kim Johnson told onlookers at The Wella Professionals Beauty Bar that he should definitely show off his moves next and is hoping that he will be amongst the announced show participants this upcoming Tuesday. How is Kim prepping for the season? Drinking lots of Emergen-c on set! The blond grabbed a few packs to go backstage… Clooney seemed to be the topic of conversation amongst the women onsite, as his co-the star Shailene Woodley received an award for best supporting actress in The Descendants, she paid a complimented to him by saying, “George Clooney is a phenomenal super human.” The grateful young starlet also mentioned that she is very down to earth and actually enjoys climbing trees as a form of exercise, right before picking up a pair of New Balance 1400, followed by a stop at Fashion Forms. Last but not least, actor Matthew Lillard exclaimed that his “celebrity crush” is no other than George Clooney! Claiming that, “George Clooney is even more handsome and even more down to earth in real life.” He also slipped into a pair of New Balance and headed over to AMC Entertainment to check out their offerings. Maybe he’ll use his AMC card to watch the latest Clooney flick?
Awakening New Aspirations
Wilmer Valderrama and Jason Isaacs were finishing each other’s sentences as they told onlookers about their new TV series Awake at The Wella Professionals Beauty Bar. Wilmer excitedly added that the show’s brand new concept will give NBC a boost and save the network from Smash, which has not been doing well. Their minds were not only work focused… Wilmer’s thoughts were on his ex Lindsay Lohan, saying that he’s happy for her upcoming SNL hosting gig, that they’ll always be friends and he’ll support her through all her endeavors. Right behind him, Jason told a friend that he would love to see his kids more and that he is tired of skyping with them from countries like Hungry; he picked up a few Bratz fun fashion dolls for them, before heading over to Crunch, Tree Hut, & Votre Vu.
Romantic Weekend For Two
William H. Macey stopped by the AMC Theatres area backstage at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, sans wife Felicity Huffman. Even though his Desperate Housewife was at home with kids, the Shameless star showed off his romantic side and picked up a weekend stay the Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, so that the two can enjoy a well-deserved getaway after the long award season.
Fitness Tips From The Stars
Actress Garcelle Beauvais was in a relaxed mood as she entered The Wella Professionals Beauty Bar on Saturday, explaining the current balance she has in her life at the moment. Apart from keeping her body fit with cardio bar exercises, boxing and pilates, and even occasional cardio striptease classes at Crunch, the star is currently anticipating the release of her upcoming film, Flight, starring opposite Denzel Washington. She’s not the only one keeping in shape… Anna Kendrick was overheard discussing her fitness regimen as well. She is a yogi – and finally working in her hometown of Los Angeles after many months. Now, she can fully focus on her body by not spreading herself too thin (the girl was in 7 movies last year)… Sarah Parston was also feeling the fitness vibe set in the gift lounge. She made sure to stop at both fitness motivated stations, New Balance and Crunch. Later, the actress couldn’t stray away from snatching up some Bowers & Wilkins headphones so she can listen to the device’s state of the art sound while she gets her sweat on! Her motivation? Her new Cult of Individuality jeans of course.
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