Rolls of red carpet, designer dresses, Hollywood heat, and the sound of a million camera shutters heard ’round the world: awards season is in the air. While the SAGs, Oscars, and Golden Globes are still months away, we’re lucky to settle into the swing of things with the Primetime Emmy Awards. While television’s best — from Modern Family and Homeland to Game Change and American Horror Story — geared up to compete for best-of honors, the stars who make TV worth watching were able to take a break from the glitz at the Emergen-C Gift Lounge backstage at the Nokia Theatre.
With sponsors including Emergen-C, Bertolli Sauces and Frozen Meals, Zerona Body-Sculpting Treatments, and more, stars retreated backstage for a break and a bevy of swag, including New Balance Minimus 1010 sneakers, TiVo Premiere 4 DVRs, New Era caps, and CND Shellac manicures. Ashley Judd, Edie Falco, and Steve Buschemi made their rounds, while 2 Broke Girls star Kat Dennings, accompanied beau Nick Zano, and Ginnifer Goodwin stocked up on Emergen-C. There was plenty of star power and gifts galore to go around. We rounded up some of the best: