Oscar 2016 Gift Bags – Oh My Gosh

Category: Movies

We all know gift bags (aka swag) are part of the entertainment business. This year’s Oscar Gift Bags are out of this world. The only thing missing is an actual trip to space!

Many people wonder why entertainers get all these fabulous things for free when they already get special treatment (in restaurants, hotels, shops, etc.) For some of the items, having a celeb associated with them (holding something in their hand or being photographed in a location) is free publicity. With all the paparazzi around the world and the celeb TV shows and magazines, there’s a good chance of this with most of these products. Hey, if they gave me these things I wouldn’t mind being photographed with – or at – them, but who would be interested besides my family? That’s the point. We are living in a celebrity-conscious world. And to be honest, this article is free publicity, isn’t it?

So just what are the non-winning Academy Award nominees (Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress, and Best Director) this year? Hold onto your seat when you read this! This is the consolation prize worth well over $200,000.00.

The folks at Distinctive Assets have truly put together an amazing gift bag this year. “To be part of the film industry’s biggest night on any level is thrilling,” says Distinctive Assets’ founder Lash Fary. “We always look forward to introducing standout entertainers to an array of companies with fabulous gifts to share . . . but as this is considered the ultimate consolation prize for non-winning nominees, it’s particularly fun to be able to do so when you know it will truly brighten someone’s day.”

After reading this list (several times), my only question is where do I sign up for acting lessons? Alright, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up. Let’s face it, that’s the only way I’ll be able to be part of an amazing gift bag like this. Oh wait. Then I’ll need to be nominated for an Oscar. Yikes.

Congratulations to all the nominees this year.

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Francine Brokaw has been covering all aspects of the entertainment industry for 20 years. She also writes about products and travel. She has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines as well as Internet websites. She has written her own book, Beyond the Red Carpet The World of Entertainment Journalists, from Sourced Media Books.

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