The-oscars

Oscar Nominees to Receive $89,000 Gift Bags!

With the Oscars just a few days away, we’ve all got our favourites of who we want to win. But don’t feel too bad for the nominees that don’t win – they’ll be taking home gift bags filled with $US80,000 ($88,840) worth of gifts. L.A.-based marketing company Distinctive Assets is in charge of the ‘Everyone Wins At The Oscars Nominee Gift Bag’ – so what’s in the bag?

  • All-expense luxury holidays worth $30,000
  • Swanky leather iPhone cases worth $255
  • Charity donation of pet food valued at $11,000
  • $280 worth of organic maple products plus adoption of a live maple tree

Sounds like some amazing Oscar swag, doesn’t it? But there are also some really weird gifts, including:

  • Hair transplant procedure worth $17,000
  • His ‘n’ hers mace guns worth $133
  • O-Shot, a $3,000 procedure that increases female libido
  • Supply of Hydroxycut’s weight-loss gummies, shakes and protein bars

“Even Hollywood’s most acclaimed stars are disappointed over this particular loss, and when our consolation gift shows up the next day we like to think it is a welcome distraction,” says Distinctive Assets’ founder Lash Fary.

February 27, 2014

Oscar Nominations Are Out – Who Do You Want To Win?

The 2014 Academy Awards nominations were announced today, and as expected, there are a few surprises.

Tom Hanks has been snubbed for a Best Actor nomination for his brilliant, critically-acclaimed work in Captain Phillips.

Gravity and American Hustle lead with 10 nominations apiece, with 12 Years a Slave (our pick!) just close behind with nine.

Best Picture nominees
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
The Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor nominees
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Christian Bale (American Hustle)
Matthew McConaughey (The Dallas Buyers Club)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Actress nominees
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philoemna)

The 86th Annual Academy Awards take place on Sunday, 2 March, 2014.

Which movie and actors do you want to win at this year’s Oscars?

January 17, 2014