On Saturday, March 1, the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards were held in Santa Monica. Backstage there was a whole other party going on in the Official Presenter Gift Lounge. Celebrities who stopped in included Rosario Dawson, Angela Bassett, Cate Blanchett, Elisabeth Röhm, Jeremy Renner, Jane Lynch, Greta Gerwig, Michael Fassbender, Fred Armisen, Alex Karpovsky, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Krysten Ritter, Will Forte, Diego Luna, Brie Larson, Darlene Love, Judith Hill, Julie Delpy, Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, June Squibb, Laura Dern, Mark Duplass, Michael Sheen, Paul Dano, Willie Garson and Yolonda Ross to name a few.
Products featured in the gift lounge included Breyers Gelato Indulgences, Dark Horse Wine, New Balance Fresh Foam 980, DJI Phantom 2 Vision flying camera, Sabra Dipping Co., Manito Linens, Fashion Forms, Tibolli, TiVo Roamio Plus, Carlos Falchi Couture, Murad Skincare, and Crunch.
Rosario Dawson brought her mom Isabel Celeste to the gifting lounge. They both were spotted enjoying the Breyers Gelato Indulgences. Dawson was overheard complementing "20 Feet from Stardom" producer Caitrin Rogers. Dawson was also seen learning more about the DJI Phantom 2 Vision flying camera, which may be of use to her on a documentary she is working on about teaching girls to surf in Sierra Leone.
"American Horror Story" star Angela Bassett received a crystal decanter and a year’s supply of wine from Dark Horse Wine at the lounge. She also was gifted with New Balance Fresh Foam 980 shoes, bubble-free shampoo from Tibolli, a gold python Carlos Falchi clutch, a silk pillow and eye mask from Manito Linens for her trip to “visit her man” in Florida on Monday, and undergarments from Fashion Forms. You can next see Bassett on Season 4 of the hit show.
Glee star Jane Lynch the picked up the TIVO Roamio Plus with Product Lifetime Service, Manito Linens, the chocolate metallic cranberry ombre clutch from Carlos Falchi Couture, products from the Murad Skincare collection, and a Crunch 1-Year gym membership. She was also spotted snacking on Sabra hummus backstage.
Overall, it was another star studded gifting lounge soiree!