The Emmy Awards are TONIGHT!
That’s right – The 64th Annual Emmy Awards are tonight AND I have a righteously cool swag bag I received at yesterday’s GBK Pre-Emmy Celebrity Gift Lounge at the W Hotel. I got quite a bit of swag, actually, specifically made up for the Press, of which I am, of course a member. ; ) I’m reporting to you, aren’t I?? =^..^=
You haven’t forgotten I’m “Cokie the Cat: Hollywood Insider,” right? And that it’s not ONLY because I live on Hollywood Boulevard & I’m not allowed outside. ; ) It’s also because I’m a celebrity cat blogger and I keep YOU tuned in to the cool Hollywood type goings-on in my neck of the woods.
When to Watch The Emmys
The Emmys – those sparkly gold statuettes everyone seems to want to get their paws on, are going to be given to a whole bunch of those glittery dressed actresses and handsomely suited actors, and to producers and directors and people like tonight. If you just can’t get enough, the pre-broadcast starts at 4pm PDT, Sunday, September 22, 2013 on CBS. The real broadcast begins at 5pm PDT, also on CBS. Who knows when these things end?
And when they do end, it’s just more press, more parties, paparazzi, more press at more parties, then the private parties. Just for the record – I’m not going to any parties tonight, so don’t ask me. I’m old and it’s enough for me to put on my good manpants and watch the thing on TV, then watch the limos drive by, taking the stars back past my apartment and up into the Hollywood Hills – either home, or to more parties! I’ll try to get you some limo shots.
Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting for the second time, and we think he’ll be fun.
The Emmys 2013: Play-at-Home Ballot
The L.A. Times created this great Emmys Play-at-Home voting ballot. Look through all the major categories, choose who you think will win, then print it out and follow along during the broadcast. See how well you do!
So What Up With This Swag Bag Giveaway “Preview”??
OK, so I was invited to the GBK Pre-Emmys Celebrity Gift Lounge at the W Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard across the street from the Pantages Theatre by Molly Owen from Conecomm.com who had emailed me a few weeks ago, offering me some NEW Tidy Cats LightWeight to try in my litter box. She found my website and read a little about me and thought I might like to try it. A week or two later, she emailed again, saying she just realized that I was in L.A. and that NEW Tidy Cats LightWeight was going to be sponsor of the GBK gifting suite this weekend, and would I like to go? So I went!
I met lots of great people (especially Molly Owen – now we’re like best friends) and learned about lots of cool products and companies and organizations, and they even had swag bags for the Press (me!). Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be
The first one is a super awesome complete swag bag fromThe Artisan Group filled with hand made jewelry, stationery, photography, a cute little hand made (even the paper, I think) blank book, a dog toy, and more.
There’s even a gift from someone I know! Susan from ForLoveofaDog.com has one of her awesome lampwork bead dog lover bracelets in there!
I don’t begin to know how to put a value on all these gifts – there are ten unique handmade gifts in each bag, and each bag contains a different assortment of gifts, especially since you had to be invited to the GBK Pre-Emmys celebrity Gift Lounge to get them. Some gifts are from Etsy artists and the rest are from independent artists all over, who apply to pay Artisan to have their products included in the celebrity and /or press bags. Artisan gets tons of applications and chooses the best ones for the swag bags.
So How Do I Win the Swag Bag Giveaway Already??
Well… that’s the twist. I haven’t exactly decided yet. That’s pretty lame, isn’t it? Sorry, but I just got it yesterday!
I can say that you’ll get 1 extra point for posting on Twitter and 1 extra point for posting on Facebook to “Check out @cokiethecat’s #Emmy Awards & Swag Bag Giveaway Preview at cokiethecat.com. #GBKpreEmmy.” Starting now! Oh heck, I’ll give you an extra point for pinning any pics in this post with that same message.
Go ahead and watch the Emmys, with the knowledge that you could possibly be winning a prize that the celebrities you’re watching got too! If you have time, fill out your guesses for the awards in the Play-at-Home Ballot, then watch along and see how you do. Then come back to my blog tomorrow and I’ll have the rules up for how to enter and photos of The Artisan Group Swag Bag – and all the gifts that are in it!
Like I said, I’ll have even more Emmy swag giveaways coming up later!
Now get ready for your Emmy Watching party and I’ll see you tomorrow!