This Year's Oscar Nominee Gift Bag Could Be the Most Outrageous One Yet
While everyone that's nominated for an Oscar hopes to take home a golden trophy, only one lucky person gets to actually walk away with the prize — and the recognition. To soften the blow for anyone not lucky enough to have one of the year's standout performances, Distinctive Assets, the company that delivers swag bags to nominees at the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, American Music Awards, and more, is continuing its two-decade-long tradition of providing gift bags to nominees. This year, nominees in the Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, and Best Director categories will receive the "Everyone Wins" Nominee Gift Bags.
"We are humbled to be commemorating two decades of curating a specialty gift bag that has become a global pop culture phenomenon. The companies we feature have amazing products and services while also embracing diversity, inclusion, health, and philanthropy," Lash Fary, the founder of Distinctive Assets, said. "We are not only celebrating these incredible nominees but also a return to normalcy in a post-pandemic world."
In the week leading up to the big show, Will Smith, Andrew Garfield, Denzel Washington, Jessica Chastain, Olivia Colman, Kristen Stewart, J.K. Simmons, Jesse Plemons, Ariana DeBose, Kirsten Dunst, Jane Campion, and Steven Spielberg will have the bags delivered to them. While Distinctive Assets isn't giving an exact value to all the goods, the company assures us that it's well above six figures. With plots of land in Scotland from Highland Titles, Art Lipo body enhancements and Celebrity Arms Sculpting, and a stay at Turin Castle, it's easy to see that it's not an exaggeration.
"While this gift bag does, as always, have an impressive value, that is neither our focus nor goal. A great gift has nothing to do with a price tag," Fary adds. "This year's nominee package is particularly meaningful as we pay tribute to a milestone anniversary and also celebrate the resilience of all involved after the challenges of the past two years. Despite perpetual bad news globally, it's also an important form of self-preservation and self-care to carve out a little room for the fun, festive, and fabulous."
Other items in this year's gift bag include an inflatable orca from PETA, Piper & Perro luxury unisex fragrance, Hotsy Totsy Haus + Devour Por Vida Blue Lux CBD Bath Bombs, a Qai Qai doll from Serena Williams, Siempre Tequila Plata, a limited-edition artist series Trust Me Vodka, Coal and Canary candles, and special sessions with fitness legend Diego Sebastian, Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich, and wellness coach Kayote Joseph. Nominees will also get copies of The Wizard's Wish by Brad Yates, Tree by Melina Sempill Watts, and Building a Legacy of Love: Thriving in the Sandwich Generation by Christy Yates. Snacks include Karma Nuts, limited-edition gold-leaf-covered "Red Carpet Fudgiest Brownies Ever" from Wunderkeks, flavor wrapped popcorn kernels from Opopop, and Whipped Drinks at-home coffee kits.
Fary and Distinctive Assets aren't slowing down, either. With the Grammy Awards being postponed to April 1, his team is hard at work getting bags ready for the biggest night in music, too.