- Every year during the Academy Awards, Distinctive Assets puts together the “Everyone Wins” nominee gift bags.
- They are given to the nominees in the best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, and best director categories.
- These gift bags are not affiliated with the Oscars or the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
- Distinctive Assets values the 2020 gift bags to about $US215,000.
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The following is a transcript of the video:Caroline Aghajanian: What is this? You guys, I’m excited for the diamonds and the chocolates, as I am every year.
These are the Oscars gift bags this year. $US215,000 worth of stuff. [gasps] [screams] I love penguins! I love penguins. OK, I will deal with you later.
It is that time of year again. We’ve been watching a bunch of award shows, and it’s all been leading up to the Academy Awards. So it’s also the time for the annual “Everyone Wins” nominee gift bags. So, here’s how these gift bags work. All the goodies in this bag is given to the nominees in the top categories, like best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, and best director, by a company called Distinctive Assets. I’d like to note that that company is not affiliated with the Academy. The Academy is not giving these gift bags. So, there’s that. And they have the option to claim everything that’s in this bag, claim nothing in the bag, or just take a few things, like maybe this penguin. In the past, some stars have decided to donate these bags to charity, which is really nice. So, yeah, let’s see what they’re getting this year and be a little nosy with what the stars are gonna claim. Let the show begin.
Some of the actors and directors nominated this year include Leonardo DiCaprio, Cynthia Erivo, Saoirse Ronan, Brad Pitt, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, literally Hollywood royalty. And whether they win or lose an Oscar, they still are gifted this bag. Sadly, we don’t get to keep them, but I can pretend for a day.
Jeez, where do I start? Ohhh. I love penguins so much, so I feel like this is just the cutest thing for a star to receive, with the little penguin baby. And this is by Scenic Eclipse. It’s a yacht company.
Ooh, ooh. OK, well…[sniffs] I think it’s soap. I think it’s soap? Oh, OK, this is a car freshener, so it’s a fragrance for your car. So maybe they can use this in their luxury limo rides or something.
What is this? You guys, I’m excited for the diamonds and the chocolates, as I am every year. Ooh, it’s a necklace. That’s actually really pretty. This is a 18-karat gold necklace that is assembled by veterans with disabilities, and I think it’s a gorgeous necklace.
“Powerful anti-ageing concentrate.” You know what? I love how they always try to include beauty products in these bags. It says it will leave you flawless. Let’s see how it smells. I’m just gonna test everything on my hand. Smells like…nothing. It’s unscented. So, stars, if you want something unscented to give you that anti-ageing glow. Cool, some beauty products.
We have a multi-acid resurfacing treatment pads. “Visibly improves pores, fine lines, spots, and even skin tone and texture.” OK, so I feel like people will definitely claim these pads. And just have it on their face. Give you that red-carpet plump. [laughs]
I’m gonna go to this bag, ’cause it’s inviting. So, this is a bag that’s distributed by [Eclectic] Array, and they work with indigenous and impoverished artists to give them sustainable opportunities to earn living wages, which is pretty cool.
This is a nice hat. Would you look at that! Ooh, nice. You get a little fan, too. OK, so you have [makes whooshing sound] a towel! For the beach. This is all your beach goodies that you can use on one of your luxury vacations that we’ll get to later if you choose to do that. This is a wallet to put your billions of dollars in. Smells great. Wish I had some money. Ooh, more jewellery by Cristina Ramella. These are beautiful. You can tell everything is so detailed, made by hand, like, there’s a lot of craftsmanship that went into this. I think I would claim this.
PETA and a company called Diff made these sunnies, apparently. And they kinda look really cool.
This looks like a gold brick. [paper ripping] Let’s see. OK. Oh, OK. Well, it’s kind of a gold brick. It is a vegan bath bomb. But there’s some gold in here, you guys. There is some gold in here. Can you imagine the size of the bathtub you have to have to put this whole bath bomb in? I mean, I don’t have that, but I’m pretty sure someone does. It is a Royal Crown Chakra Bath Bomb, with 24-karat gold. I’m pretty sure you can slice this up, but if I was a star and I had a giant bath, I would use this giant gold brick. This is over a pound.
And then we have Throw Throw Burrito, “A dodgeball card game from the creators of Exploding Kittens.” And I think we have Exploding Kittens somewhere. Great, so you have a burrito card game and you have a kitten card game. Ooh, I didn’t even see the cute little burritos. I’m gonna take this one out of the box. [shaking box] You throw these, is what the box says.
[paper ripping] Hollowtips. Dun, dun, dun. Um…. [dramatic music] [laughs] I think they’re vapes. OK, shut up. 24-karat gold. All righty, let’s put this back before it starts playing. [dramatic music]
OK. Tequila! [laughs] Ooh. Some more spirits.
OK, so this was in last year’s bag. I remember because it had one of my favourite things in there. So, this is a fancy dental tooth kit. And the best thing in this box is the breath spray. This is the most usable thing ever. It’s so small, you don’t have to chew gum, it’s just the best thing.
Ooh, this must be a really…. Gosh, this is intense package here. ♪ Dun, dun dun dun, dun dun, dun dun, dun! ♪ Ugh, come on. Come on! Oh, there you go! Vodka! Gosh, people are gonna think I’m, like, an alcoholic. Free drinks. Not for me, I’m giving them back, but for the stars.
Decorative home pillow. [paper ripping] Yeah. [gasps] This is, ooh. This is really soft. And it’s cute. It’s, like, a nice kind of subtle colour. So, yeah, the stars get pillows, too.
Ooh, this is soft. Wow. Oh, this is nice and cosy. This is an alpaca throw that’s handmade by artisans in Peru. It is very, very soft. Cute, simple design. I would claim this, 100%.
All right, I think we have some… Old Spice, yay!Producer: Next.Caroline: This is a very fancy-looking bracelet with gold and silver from Italy. I actually really think this design is supercool and very, like, unisex, and I feel like it’s something that I would wear and something, like, anyone could wear.
[bags rustling] [grunting] “5-day meal program,” “fasting mimicking diet.” K. There’s some bars and some protein powder, some kale crackers in here. Since there’s no chocolates this year, we have kale crackers. [sniffs] Yum. [laughs] [crunching] They’re actually pretty good. Plant-based, healthy, healthy options, they get better as you keep chewing. [laughs] Wanna try it?
This definitely looks like the necklace from Titanic that Rose drops into the water. But it’s also very, very beautiful.
Although nominees get a ton of items in the bag, some of the pricier gifts include vacation vouchers, like this Scenic Luxury Cruise that’s valued over $US78,000.
So, there you have it, the 2020 Oscars gift bags. I really wonder what everyone will claim. I will claim this. But lots of cool stuff. Lots of drinks, lots of beauty products, lots of vacations. So, good luck to the nominees.
Whoo! Wee, it’s a party! Time to return all these stuff because I can’t keep them! [laughs]
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