—by Dr. Laura Wilhelm, LauraWil Intercultural
West Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 3/24/22 – Distinctive Assets will yet again be producing their “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bags, which have become the most buzzed-about swag in history! All 25 of this year’s Oscar nominees for acting and directing will be treated to a six-figure gift bag intended to pamper, delight, surprise, and inspire. . .regardless of whether or not they win!
Distinctive Assets has created the “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bags for twenty years. The bags will once again be delivered personally to these select Oscar nominees during the week leading up to the show on the evening of Sunday, March 27th.
The following all-star Oscar nominees will receive gift bags this year.
BEST DIRECTOR: Paul Thomas Anderson (“Licorice Pizza”); Kenneth Branagh (“Belfast”); Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”); Ryusuke Hamaguchi (“Drive My Car”); and Steven Spielberg (“West Side Story”).
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Javier Bardem (“Being the Ricardos”); Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Power of the Dog”); Andrew Garfield (“Tick, Tick. . .Boom!”); Will Smith (“King Richard”); and Denzel Washington (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”).
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”); Olivia Colman (“The Lost Daughter”); Penelope Cruz (“Parallel Mothers”); Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”); and Kristen Stewart (“Spencer”).
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Ciaran Hinds (“Belfast”); Troy Kotsur (“CODA”); Jesse Piemons (“The Power of the Dog”); J.K. Simmons (“Being the Ricardos”); and Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Power of the Dog”).
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Jessie Buckley (“The Lost Daughter”); Ariana DeBose (“West Side Story”); Judi Dench (“Belfast”); Kirsten Dunst (“The Power of the Dog”); and Aunjanue Ellis (“King Richard”).
“We are humbled to be commemorating two decades of curating a specialty gift bag that has become a global pop culture phenomenon,” says Lash Fary, the founder of Distinctive Assets. “The companies we feature have amazing products and services while also embracing diversity, inclusion, health, and philanthropy. We are not only celebrating these incredible nominees but also a return to normalcy in a post-pandemic world.”
The following companies have graciously contributed their one-of-a-kind products to this year’s overflowing gift bags:
ARITI (gold-infused premium olive oil)
BAHLSEN BISCUITS (chocolate-covered biscuits and wafers)
BYROE, HEMPHERA KOSMETIKOS, OXYGENETIX, SERUCELL, T-TIME PRODUCTS, and YOUTH (skincare products)
C60 PURPLE POWER (antioxidants)
THE CHAI BOX (chai tea)
COAL AND CANARY (wax candles)
COMVITA (manuka honey)
ELIXINOL (sleep gummies)
EUKA (wellness ritual kits)
EXPLODING KITTENS (games)
THE FILM PIN SOCIETY (film industry pins)
HAPPIEST TEE (high-end T-shirts.)
HOTSY TOTSY HAUS + DEVOUR POR VIDA (bath bombs)
JAYDE HOME ESSENTIALS (natural spot removers)
KARMA NUTS (cashews)
OPOPOP (flavored popcorn)
PETA (inflatable Orcas)
PIPER & PERRO (unisex fragrances)
POSH PRETZELS (pretzels covered with dark Belgian chocolate and edible gold crystals)
PRESS (premium alcohol seltzer)
SERENA WILLIAMS AND INVISIBLE UNIVERSE (Qai Qai doll)
SHINERY RADIANCE WASH (all-in-one hand soap and jewelry cleaner)
SIEMPRE TEQUILA (tequila)
SOUL SHROPSHIRE (diffusers)
SKINNY SBU (socks)
S. PELLEGRINO (sparkling natural mineral water and fine wine pairings)
TANGLE TEEZER (brush for wet hair)
TRUST ME VODKA (limited-edition artist series)
TURBOFLEX EYEWEAR (sunglasses)
VAHDAM INDIA (sports bottles)
WARMIES (heatable plush stuffed animals)
WHIPPED DRINKS (at-home coffee kits)
WUNDERKEKS (gold-flecked fudge brownies)
Each bag will also contain copies of books by Melinda Sempill Watts (TREE), Brad Yates (THE WIZARD’S WISH), and Christy Yates (BUILDING A LEGACY OF LOVE: THRIVING IN THE SANDWICH GENERATION)
Services our lucky actors and directors will be offered include the following:
- Art Lipo body enhancements and Celebrity Arms™ sculpting from Dr. Thomas Su.
- Complimentary project management from Maison Construction.
- Customized healthy meal delivery from NutriFit.
- Facial rejuvenation procedures from Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich.
- Gift-sized plots of land in Scotland plus titles from Highland Titles.
- Holistic healing and wellness coaching from Kayote Joseph.
- In-home personal training sessions from Diego Sebastian of DS Raw Fitness.
- Luxurious all-inclusive stay in Scotland from Turin Castle.
- Mind/body/spirit renewal from the Golden Door luxury spa.
- Spiritual connection coaching session from Self Love with Nicola Fernades.
“While this gift bag does, as always, have an impressive value, that is neither our focus nor our goal. A great gift has nothing to do with a price tag,” says Fary. “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.’
The “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bags are NOT affiliated in any way with the OSCARS® or the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. A.M.P.A.S. does not award, sponsor, endorse, or provide these gift bags.
About Distinctive Assets:
Distinctive Assets is a niche marketing company offering celebrity seeding, business development, and branding opportunities within the entertainment industry and beyond. The company has spearheaded the proliferation of award show swag since 1999.
Distinctive Assets boasts an impressive resume of prestigious events that includes the GRAMMYs®, Latin GRAMMYs®, Tonys, American Music Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards, BET Awards, CMA Awards, and Academy of Country Music Awards. From Fortune 100 companies to start-ups, clients benefit from customized marketing solutions that leverage unparalleled experiences as well as access to top celebrities, premier events, influential media, and strategic partners.