The 85th Academy Awards are less than a week away. All of Hollywood's elite performing artists get prepared for the red carpet event. Tuxedos, hair, makeup, designer gowns, jewels and the accompanying star's escort, will be closely scrutinized. And then there are the fabulous after event parties!
There are no losers among the winners and nominees. Otago Daily Times, in a report on Feb. 19, announces that the marketing gift bag items, given to all nominees, are valued at $45,000.00.
Everybody wins on Oscar night. Whether it's a gold statue or a very expensive parting gift. Distinctive Assets is the marketing company assigned to developing and distributing the Oscar event, gift bags to all of the nominees. The theme for this year's event is, "Everyone Wins at the Oscars Nominees Gift Bag", valued at over $45,000, the company said.
The swag bags, include trips to Australia, Hawaii and Mexico, personal training sessions, condoms, a bottle of tequila, hand-illustrated tennis shoes, appointments for cosmetic fillers and 'portion-controlled' dinnerware for those watching their figure, Distinctive Assets said in a statement.
The portion control dinnerware (fork,) signals the user to slow down, when eating too fast, also if you've had enough food in one sitting!
Otago Daily Times reports, "The Distinctive Assets gift bag is not endorsed by the Academy but it has been creating consolation gift bags for 11 years now. The bags are delivered to the losing nominees, to their homes directly, or through their agents or publicists."
The 85th Academy Awards broadcast commences on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, on the ABC network. Check your local listings for start times and red carpet preview broadcasts.