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.
Maria Menounos in the Emergen-C booth
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:
Carrie Ann Inaba kicks up a leg with the New Balance Minimus 1010's
Nashville star Hayden Panettiere takes a break at the TiVo Premiere 4 DVR station
Kat Dennings of 2 Broke Girls hits the New Era Cap Co. lounge and settles on a crimson Miami cap to match her oxblood gown and lip with boyfriend Nick Zano
The dazzling Glenn Close gets her tips in top shape with CND Shellac
Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian show off their beach bods with Zerona