Backstage Creations Post Emmy Recap

 Backstage Creations, specialists in award show gifts and custom backstage gift suites, produced the official Giving Suite at the 70th Emmy® Awards. The Emmys were telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, September 17th (8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT) on NBC.

In addition to presenters and nominees choosing from a collection of luxury gifts, the lounge served as a Giving Suite™as celebrities who participated helped raise $150,000 in donations to support the Television Academy Foundation.  Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Foundation’s mission is to engage and educate the next generation of television leaders. Its programs include an acclaimed Student Internship Program, the annual College Television Awards which recognizes top student writers, directors and producers, and The Interviews: An Oral History of Television project.

Hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost, the 70th Emmy Awards roster of presenters includes Michael Douglas, Angela Bassett, Taraji P. Henson, Patricia Arquette, The Cast of Queer Eye, Sandra Oh, RuPaul and more. These presenters are invited to help raise $150,000 for the Foundation and engage with top brands at the official Giving Suite.

The items in the Giving Suite™:

  • ARK® crystal- Tiffany Haddish said “I’m going to charge my water and grow my plum tree”
  • Halo Top Creamery- Maya Rudolph brought her daughters in on rehearsal day and tried many different flavors of Halo Top ice cream before deciding on just the right flavor.
  • Jinbo Selection- Michael Douglas headed over to the Jinbo display to learn about the best noodle in Taiwan, Rated 2nd in Asia by Le Cordon Bleu Asia.
  • Mercedes Brunelli- Taraji P Henson and Felicity Huffman both adored the lion head clutch and could not wait to wear them.
  • The Video Glam Cam Kit™ – Taraji P. Henson gushed over the kit, saying “This is going to make me do more videos!”
  • Zenni Optical- Antoni Porowski from “Queer Eye” was impressed by the glasses and said, “I’m going to wear these every day!”


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Travel Passport:

  • Canyon Ranch- Michael Douglas was ecstatic over the spa and said “I’ve been to Canyon Ranch many times. Both locations were very, very nice!
  • The Luxury Safari Company– Felicity Huffman reminisced on her past trip after she received her gift and said “I’ve ridden horses in the Marai Mara! I rode for 10 days across it and camped. I would love to take the girls!”
  • Viceroy Bali- Antoni Porowski and Tan France said “We have to go at the same time- it will be so much fun!”  

Celebrities will also receive:

  • Early Learning Academy is the leading digital learning resource for children ages 2-8 available on computers, tablets, and smartphones, with more than 10,000 engaging
  • Beekeeper’s Naturals- A delicious assortment of superfoods from the hive by Beekeeper’s Naturals, that deliver a variety of health boosting benefits and are crafted with the purest ingredients from sustainable apiaries.
  • BIODERMA- The skin itself inspired Bioderma to find solutions to preserve the health and beauty of our skin.
  • Boite de Luxe- Real Forever Roses.
  • Collagen Laborés- Collagen Peptides by Collagen Laborés is the perfect supplement to enhance the health of your Hair, Skin, Nails, Bones and Joints and are sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hides to ensure sustainable and high quality source.
  • Daniela Bell Lashes- Taraji P Henson said “I will be using your lashes for Cookie”
  • DELSEY Luggage – Get efficient packing and avoid overweight costs with this Macy’s exclusive expandable suitcase from Delsey Luggage featuring a divided interior, integrated digital scale, spinner wheels for smooth mobility and is fully operated with alkaline batteries – fully compliant with the latest airline regulations.
  • Farmer’s Gourmet Catering- Chef Elliott’s low-sodium all purpose blend is a multi-spiced and herb infusion of soulful flavor.
  • GUND- GUND is proud to present one of our most beloved teddy bears – Snuffles who is softer than ever with ultra-plush fabric that feels like snuggling a cloud!
  • Java House- Java House Authentic Cold Brew Coffee Pods bring a new level of convenience and quality to your daily coffee routine, with each pod delivering a consistently smooth flavor, whether enjoyed hot in your Keurig or cold when you pour over ice and add water.
  • Katherine LeGrand- Hand made sterling silver and blackened sterling silver Aspen leaf pendant.
  • LoweCo.- LoweCo.’s set of twelve luxury greeting cards for special annual occasions includes euro-flap envelopes, postage stamps and one of our covetable plantable cards.
  • Obliphica Professional- Two lines based on the power of the sea buckthorn berry to protect the hair, soothe coarse hair, and to encourage renewal of healthy hair & scalp.
  • The Sea Fire Grill- Enjoy locally sourced, contemporary American Seafood at the acclaimed Sea Fire Grill!
  • Topgolf- Topgolf certificates gives recipients special access to our 45 venues worldwide including reserved golf bay, upgraded clubs and complimentary game play.
  • Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski- We’re in the business of empowering women to sparkle inside and out …with beautiful jewelry and an opportunity to be their own boss!
  • 23andMe- Discover your DNA story, and experience your ancestry in a new way with 23andMe!
  • Village Apparel LLC – A Gift Certificate for $150 from Village Apparel LLC, a small US based company producing editorial eco-friendly youth fashion using natural materials and customizing apparel for children with tactile sensitivities.
  • X-mini: Beyond Sound – After revolutionizing the portable speaker industry with their award-winning capsule speakers, X-mini™ is proud to unveil their latest XOUNDPOD range of truly wireless stereo earpods – the X-mini LIBERTY.

This year’s Giving Suite™ is designed by Josh Johnson Home. With his signature look of “Modern Hollywood Glamour”, Josh provides a luxurious and ultra-chic aesthetic for presenters to enjoy while they peruse the products, mingle, pose for photos and lounge within his custom-stylized vignettes. Based both in West Hollywood and Nashville, Josh is a renowned on-air host, interior designer, and “Design Star” for HGTV, and his vibrant and lovable personality has earned him the nickname “Sparkle Josh”  throughout his stint on the network over the last decade. Josh Johnson Home, Josh’s exclusive line of glam home décor, is available nationwide.


Created in 2000 by Karen Wood; formerly a talent coordinator on over 50 award shows, to give major corporations as well as up-and-coming designers the exclusive opportunity to personally introduce their products and services to celebrities.  BACKSTAGE CREATIONS originated the gifting suite concept and has created Celebrity Retreats™ at various industry honors including the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Teen Choice Awards, Writers Guild Awards, MTV Movie Awards, MTV VMAs, People’s Choice Awards, BET Awards and Billboard Music Awards. BACKSTAGE CREATIONS puts an emphasis on charitable donation at each of our Retreats™ giving our celebrity attendees the opportunity to both give and receive through unique partnerships at our events.  Backstage Creations Retreats™ and gift bags have been featured on Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Extra, E!, TV Guide and our clients appear in OK Magazine,, Us Weekly,, Just Jared and many other print and online publications.

About the Television Academy Foundation

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. Through renowned educational and outreach programs such as the College Television AwardsStudent Internship ProgramThe Interviews: An Oral History of Television and The Power of TV the Foundation seeks to widen the circle of voices our industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society. For more information on the Foundation, please visit

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