So The Screen Actors Guild awards were on last night, and while I love myself some awards shows, I resisted the urge to tune in and critique everyone’s outfits and see if there are any surprises because I am in the midst of my Operation Oscar, and I have The Kids Are Alright to watch tonight. Plus The Golden Globes were pretty damn fantastic and I fear that the SAG’s will just disappoint me.
Now if you love awards shows like I do, keep reading, because a friend of mine actually got to go backstage at The Golden Globe awards and rub elbows with the stars – well, kinda! My friend Kia owns the company Today I Ate A Rainbow which is a company that aims to help get kids to eat healthy. Well Kia was totally lucky (and I was green with envy) because Today I Ate A Rainbow as allowed to be one of the products in the Golden Globes gifting suite. Yes, that means that Kia got to go to LA and be in the gifting suite – you know – the ones where the stars walk though and pick up all of their free swag!!!
So I did attempt to bribe Kia by promising to carry her luggage/be her full time nanny/personal assistant if she would just take me with her, but she had her husband and daughter with her so sadly, I didn’t get to go. BUT, she did send me some pictures when she got home and filled me in with all the fun details of what it’s like to be in a gifting suite at the Golden Globes!!
So, want to know who Kia’s most fun celeb was to see?! It was Jewel – who just revealed that she’s having a baby boy! Kia was very smart and brought her adorable daughter Hannah with her to the event – who promptly started to chat up Jewel who then stopped for a pic with both Kia and Hannah. I have to say she looks stunning and Kia said that she was very shy and sweet. I love it when celebrities are nice in real life. I just don’t expect it to happen.
Nancy O’Dell and Constance Marie were also there and stopped by Kia’s booth for pictures. James VanDer Beek was also there (*sigh*, I love me some Dawson Leery) and he’s a new daddy and Kia laughed when she told me that he was basically standing in the middle of the room with the baby in the stroller while his wife visited the booths! Just like your typical husband out shopping with the wife.
Then Kia told me about Rhea Durham, who is married to Mark Wahlberg. She was there with all 4 of her kids (dude it is a cold day in Hell before I take all 4 of my kids anywhere if I don’t have to!) and of course, she was stunning. And gracious and stopped to get her picture taken with Hannah. Note to self – if I ever get invited to a celebrity event I am totally bringing my kids with me because dayum, I got some cute kids!
So basically Kia just made me wish that I was there with her, and that even though it was her first time interacting with the Hollywood scene most celebrities were friendly and very happy to chat. Kia is obviously a much nicer person than me because she only had wonderful things to say about everyone she met, whereas if I was there I would be critiquing everything from their hair to what they wore to the looks they were giving their ‘people’. Probably a good reason right there as to why I wasn’t invited.
Now if you want the opportunity to try what the stars were offered at Kia’s booth, you can purchase your own Today I Ate A Rainbow kit with a 10% simply by entering the code KELLI. So thanks to Kia for that, and thanks for her letting me live vicariously through her for just a little bit.
And in the mean time – here’s a wrap up of the SAG Awards winners. No big surprises here. And I am happy to report that I saw 3 more Oscar nominated movies this weekend, so stay tuned for my blog on those! Thoughts on the SAG winners?
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: The King’s Speech
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale – The Fighter
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Al Pacino – You Don’t Know Jack
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Claire Danes – Temple Grandin
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Betty White – Hot In Cleveland
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Modern Family
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