Independent Spirit Awards 2013: On 3 Gift Lounge Gets Celeb Guests!

Nothing happens in LA like the Awards season. When it comes down to the last two events: Independent Spirit Awards and the Oscars, it’s pretty insane with the gifts and the guests that visit the gift lounge.

Premier Sponsors of the Independent Spirit Awards:

Piaget *official jeweler
Jameson’s Irish Whiskey * Official Spirits,
Lincoln Official Automotive Partner,
T-Mobile Official Wi-Fi Provider,
IFC Spirit Awards Broadcaster,
Stella Artois Official Beer,

Other sponsors
Windows Phone is a Principal Sponsor and Official After Party Sponsor, jcp and Joe Fresh Official Gift Bag Sponsors,
VOSS Artesian Water from Norway-Official Water,
WireImage Official Photographer,
American Airlines- Official Airline Partner,
PR Newswire–Official Breaking News Service of Film Independent
On 3 Productions is the Official Presenter Gift Lounge producer.

Actor and writer Andy Samberg -host of the ceremony.

Images courtesy of WIREIMAGE!

OFFICIAL PRESENTER GIFT LOUNGE HIGHLIGHTS:
FOR A GREAT CAUSE: MATTEL GAMES

    made a donation to Film Independent on behalf of each star that visited the Gift Lounge.

The donation will help support Film Independent’s mission to champion the cause of independent film and support a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision.

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Quvenzhane Wallis

MATTEL Pass The Popcorn! Game: The movie-guessing game where players are given clues about a film based on it’s actors, characters, story or quotes and must race to be the first to correctly identify the movie. The movie-guessing game is a ticket for fast-paced movie fun! www.Shop.mattel.com

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Stella Maeve

FASHION FORMS Lingerie Accessories for the Red Carpet & Beyond: Imagination is our foundation. Fashion Forms is committed to delivering innovative bras and accessories for women’s changing needs and desires. www.fashionforms.com

Django Unchained actress Kerry Washington and BFF/mom Valerie hit up the Mattel Games Gift Lounge backstage at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday in style. The duo was overheard telling guests that they are “extremely close” and share a love for fashion – borrowing each other’s clothes constantly. When asked what she would be wearing to the Oscars on Sunday, Washington played coy but did pick up one of the newest bras from Fashion Forms, a backless dress must-have. The actress is known for her bold fashion choices and didn’t disappoint with her stunning Giambattista Valli Couture graphic print dress on the red carpet before the award show.

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Clea DuVal

YOPLAIT GREEK 100 One-Month’s Supply of Product & Activity Tracking Band:
Yoplait Greek 100 Key Lime

A 100-calorie strained Greek yogurt that delivers 100 percent of the rich, creamy taste of Greek yogurt in eight delightful flavors. www.yoplait.com

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Kyle McLachlan

GKhair On-the-Go Gift Collection:
GKhair is the only taming, after care and styling products that are fortified with the signature ingredient, Juvexin. This exclusive gift set contains GKhair Dry Shampoo, GKhair Shaping Wax, GKhair Light Hold Hairspray, GKhair Serum and a GKhair Mini-Iron. In addition, stars may receive GKhair’s ELITE BLACKARD which grants première VIP access for GKhair’s tantalizing taming treatment, fortified with Juvexin and created to manage tresses and control frizz, at the prestigious Lea Journo Spa located in the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills. “It’s all about beautiful hair.” www.gkhair.com

The talented pint-sized Beasts of the Southern Wild actress, Quvenzhané Wallis, enjoyed spending time at the Mattel Games Gift Lounge backstage at The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards alongside her mother, Qulyndreia Wallis on Saturday. The Louisiana native touched up her hair with GKhair’s Mini-Iron and was overheard saying, “Mama! I need this”. Later, the adorable youngster spotted the Fashion Forms lingerie and immediately covered her eyes saying, “Can’t look at those yet…mine are itty bitty”. Seems like the on-screen ‘brave beast’ may not be looking to grow up too fast. Her mother laughed and whisked her away to the show where she was both a Presenter and Nominee, that’s pretty adult to us!

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Mynette Louie

JABRA Solemate, JABRA Vox Headphones and Gift Card for JABRA REVO Headphones: Jabra Solemate is the go-anywhere, do-anything portable speaker with massive sound that lets you take your music everywhere. Optimized for superior performance with portable devices. Jabra Vox packs powerful Dolby® sound and convenient features. Tangle-free, reinforced cords allow you to grab and go. Stars will be among the first to experience the Jabra REVO, [not yet available at retail] a pair of headphones where powerful sound meets ultimate durability. www.jabra.com

The Vampire Diaries starlet, Nina Dobrev, stopped by the Mattel Games Gift Lounge backstage at The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday accompanied by her Perks of Being a Wallflower director Stephen Chbosky, who picked up the award for Best First Feature. The Canadian beauty entered the lounge in a skin-tight white dress and ran straight over to grab some Fashion Forms strapless bras. Dobrev was overheard telling a friend that her “chest and legs” are her “best features,” and that she feels most confident in “a tiny mini-dress”. Later, when asked about her beauty secrets at the GKhair beauty bar, Nina mentioned that she’s “constantly in bed” and that “sleep is the key to a healthy beauty regimen”. Spending all that time under the sheets with love Ian Smolderhalder truly does a body good! Before heading out, she snagged a pair of Jabra Vox headphones to help her “relax on the plane”.

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Bryan Cranston

CARIBBEAN LIVING MAGAZINE Gift Certificate for a 3-Night, All-Inclusive Stay on the Luxury Private Island of Cayo Espanto: The luxury travel magazine that takes readers beyond the beach is gifting stars the opportunity to discover their own private island at Cayo Espanto Resort in Belize, where paradise and luxury come together as one. A five star, world-class resort for those who demand the best life has to offer. www.caribbeanlivingmagazine.com / www.aprivateisland.com

Hansel And Gretel star Jeremy Renner stopped by the Mattel Games Gift Lounge backstage at The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards to help raise money for charity on Saturday. The father-to-be scooped up one-year membership to Crunch and a private island getaway from Caribbean Living Magazine! And just as Jeremy enjoyed a big spoonful of Yoplait Greek 100, host Andy Samberg wrapped the show by shouting “I’ll meet you in the parking lot Jeremy Renner!” He laughed hysterically [with a full mouth] and yelled out “Oh, I will see him in the parking lot!!!”

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Chris Tucker

CRUNCH 1-Year Gym Membership & Private Training Session: With awesome classes, shiny machines and things to punch, Crunch has something for everyone. And with a free private training session you’ll have no excuse not to get your sweat on! www.crunch.com

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Laura Dern

THURSDAY FRIDAY Handbags:
A handbag company with a sense of humor! Beginning in 2010 with their classic Together bag, t/f has created democratic cotton canvas totes printed on all sides with images of an exclusive leather luxury icon. www.thufri.com

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John Waters

MANITO LINENS Luxury Silk Bedding: Stars will receive a set of Manito’s luxury silk pillow cases or pillow shams along with a luxury silk sleeping mask, to ensure a perfect night’s sleep! Made from 100% Mulberry silk, Manito provides North America’s finest silk bedding for unmatched luxury and comfort. Silk breathes naturally, so Manito bedding keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter for comfortable sleeping year-round. www.manitosilk.com

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Kate Aselton

BLESSED & CURSED Premium Denim: Men’s and women’s jeans in different fabrics & patterns made from high-end Japanese denim. www.blessedcursed.com

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Colin Eggleston

SOOKBOX: Empowers users to enjoy media and applications on whatever device they choose, controlled from their handheld! Not yet available at retail, stars will be among the first to experience this exciting new technology! www.sookbox.com

Silver Linings Playbook star Chris Tucker had guests laughing hysterically over his humorous antics at the Mattel Games Gift Lounge backstage at The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday. Tucker joked with guests that he wanted to make sure all the goodies were free, he wouldn’t want to get into any trouble, but now that he’s “made it” the up and coming actor can expect even more perks to come! Tucker was spotted leaving with Jabra headphones, the new Sookbox which was his favorite thing in the Lounge, along with massive quantities of Yoplait Greek 100, yelling “lay off me… I’m starving!” Earlier, when asked about his co-stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, he laughed and said, “I keep those two in line! Pun intended…”

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Sharon Lawrence

PERFECT PEARL Luxury Skin Care Collection for Mother & Baby: Presented by Pearl World Inc., Perfect Pearl™ is a complete line of luxury skincare for mother and baby that delivers the calming, soothing and illustrious benefits of exotic pearls. www.pearlworldinc.com

MARCHON INC. Custom Fittings for Designer Sunglasses including Jil Sander, Karl Lagerfeld, Michael Kors, Fendi and More. www.marchon.com

LARISSA LOVE COSMETICS Made in the U.S.A. Luxury Collection of Votive Candles: Handcrafted from natural ingredients such as coconut oil, with classic signature fragrances imported from France that will permeate a room and create a beautiful ambiance. This exclusive candle collection showcases just one of the many luxurious products featured in Larissa Loves Cosmetics’ complete men’s and women’s bath & body collection. www.larissalovecosmetics.com

Rapper Common made an appearance at the Mattel Games Gift Lounge backstage at The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, and seemed to have nothing but ladies on his mind. Guests overheard the single musician talking about his recent presenting gig at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, and how he has developed quite an obsession for “strong females.” This comes as no surprise based on his dating track record with tennis superstar Serena Williams – he did after all write a song about God being a woman. After flirting with several ladies, he proceeded to talk with friends about working on a new album while picking up some silk sheets from Manito Linens, candles from Larissa Love Cosmetics and Jabra Solemate speakers… perhaps he was planning for a night in to “make music” with a special someone?

ALSO FEATURING:
MURAD Exclusive Gift Set of Men’s Cleansing Shave, Men’s Razor Burn Rescue, Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF 30 and more to help your skin look Better Every Day! www.murad.com

SANIA’S BROW BAR Luxurious Angled Mechanical Brow Pencil & Slanted Tip Tweezers from NYC’s Eyebrow Expert, Sania Vucetaj! www.saniasbrowbar.com

ATTENDEES:
Kerry Washington, Jeremy Renner, Nina Dobrev, Chris Tucker, Common, Hannah Simone, Marcia Gay Harden, Kyle MacLachlan, Quvenzhane Wallis, Emily Mortimer, Ann Dowd, Bryan Cranston, Sharon Lawrence, Clea Duvall, Colin Egglesfield, David Oyelowo, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Hill Harper, Jason Isaacs, Jason Schwartzman, John Hawkes, John Waters, Katie Aselton, Laura Dern, Lennie James, Linda Cardellini, Lorraine Toussaint, Mac Whitman, Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Pena, Mynette Louie, Stana Katic, Stella Maeve, Thure Lindhardt, Wendell Pierce, Zachary Booth and more.

THE FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS: A celebration honoring films made by filmmakers who embody independence and originality. Televised in millions of homes and
covered internationally by the press, the Spirit Awards has become the vanguard event in independent film, recognizing the achievements of independent filmmakers and promoting
independent film to a wider audience. www.spiritawards.com / www.filmindependent.org
ON 3 PRODUCTIONS: The leader in celebrity gifting backstage at entertainment’s most exclusive events! www.on3productions.com

As you can see, there was LOTS going on behind the scenes in the gifting tent and this isn’t even 30% of the photos!

Thanks to On3 Productions for all the details!!

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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