2020 has been a challenging year but the 47th Annual Daytime Emmys came out on top. Reflecting over the past 10 months, this award show has taken the cake for leading Hollywood in the right direction for safe, social distancing while still remaining entertaining for the masses. One way that the Daytime Emmys switched things up was by providing the first-ever virtual gifting suite for VIPs and Emmy nominees. For the first time ever, stars like Sharon Osborne, Kelly Ripa, Kelly Clarkson, and Ryan Seacrest were able to attend the beloved gifting suite from the comfort of their own living rooms.
We aren’t talking peanuts either. These stars, and others, were presented gifts that normal people only dream about, including two tropical trips to resorts fit for any A-lister. As 2020 closes, we’re taking a look back at all the insane items included in the Daytime Emmys virtual gifting suite.
Prior to the event, Lisa Lew, producer of the Brand Lounge, spoke out about overcoming the challenges for this year’s award show. “The circumstances this year are unique,” she stated. “We can’t bring you all together with all the fabulous products…so we’re bringing the products to you!”
Television hosts Jenn Lahmers of Extra TV, Keltie Knight and Nischelle Turner of Entertainment Tonight were the faces of the gifting lounge and walked the stars through the “fantastic high-end practical and useful products from the worlds of electronics, beauty, health, food and wine, fashion and gadget” gifted to the Emmy nominees.
“It will be a personally guided tour in exclusive virtual rooms. Imagine an after-hours tour of Saks or Macys with your own personal guide,” Lisa Lew revealed. Let’s take a look inside!
Here are some of the highlights that television nominees, including VIPs, were given.
AER Dryer: The first-ever professional-grade, SMART cordless hairdryer. The smart tool also includes Bluetooth to connect to your phone.
Sunpak Ultimate Vlogging Kit: While stuck at home, even celebrities need some help. This kit comes with a ring light, light stand, three smartphone mounts, and a microphone.
Crane Hotel & Resort: How does a trip to Barbados sound? Yeah, we’re jealous too! Stars were gifted a trip to the five-star resort to get away while in lockdown.
Conrad Punta De Mita: If Barbados doesn’t do it for you, what about the Mexican Riviera? Nominees were also gifted a trip to the brand new resort which opened September 1.
Wigs by Dream Candy: Hair like NeNe Leakes. 100% human hair with high definition lace.
Badgley Mischka Shoes: Labeled one of the “Top 10 American Designers,” Mark Badgley & James Mischka teamed up to provide heels and sneakers to VIPs.
Despite the obstacles brought on by 2020, the Brand Lounge set the bar high for award lounges to come. We can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeve for the Daytime Emmys next year!