March 24, 2022
Titled “Everyone Wins,” the six-figure swag bags will go to acting and directing nominees in attendance at the 94th Academy Awards, according to Los Angeles-based Distinctive Assets—the company that has been tasked putting together the cornucopia of carefully curated goods for some 20 years. It is not affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
The likes of Denzel Washington and Steven Spielberg, as well as Kristen Stewart and many others, will be handed vouchers and items—ranging from the tamest giveaways in the form of flavor wrapped popcorn kernels from Opopop to Ariti gold-infused olive oil, to biscuits and wafers from Bahlsen Biscuits; to sizable plots of land in Scotland, courtesy of Highland Titles, in which the title of new landowner also comes with the distinction of being called Lords and Ladies of Glencoe.
“The companies we feature have amazing products and services while also embracing diversity, inclusion, health, and philanthropy,” Lash Fary, who created the original gift bag, said in a statement obtained by Fox Business. “We are not only celebrating these incredible nominees but also a return to normalcy in a post-pandemic world.”
Gift bag recipients also will receive an all-inclusive stay at Turin Castle in Scotland. “Turin Castle was built in 1659 and stands majestically in the heart of Scotland,” a gift guide obtained by Fox Business reads.
“Exclusive and by invitation only — a stay at the Castle will transport you back to the 17th century, but with all the luxuries of modern life. The nominee’s stay will include: private use of the entire ten-bedroom Castle for two guests for three nights, fully-inclusive butler service and dining, bagpiper welcome on arrival, private gin tasting, and fully-personalized concierge service.”
Despite the valuation of the bag, Fary maintains “that is neither our focus nor goal” in handpicking the items.
“A great gift has nothing to do with a price tag,” he continued. “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 freebies include Art Lipo body enhancements from Dr. Thomas Su, healthy meal delivery from NutriFit, microwavable Warmies stuffed animals, Serucell cellular protein anti-aging serum, a “SeaWorld Blows” inflatable Orca from PETA, and a slew of other health and age-defying holistic remedies; in addition to renewable stays at the famed Golden Door, just to name a few.
Film industry’s biggest night will be hosted by Amy Schumer, as well as actress Regina Hall and fellow funny woman Wanda Sykes.
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