The biggest movies of the past year are in the running for the Best Picture award at Sunday’s 95th Academy Awards, otherwise known as the Oscars. Whether they win or not, the top nominees will at least be going home with a swag bag containing $123,000 in goodies.
Best picture nominees include Disney‘S
Avatar: The Way of Waterwhich has taken in $2.2 billion in worldwide box office sales and has four nominations, and Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverickthat sold $1.49 billion and received six nominations. But the odds-on favorite to take the top prize is the quirky independent cult hit everything together everywhere,
EEAAO, as fans of the multiverse flick refer to it, has already garnered Best Picture accolades from the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, the Directors Guild of America, and the Screen Actors Guild. It has earned $106.1 million in worldwide box office sales since its release last year, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. It has 11 nominations.
As always there may be a spoiler. Netflix‘S
German language All Quiet on the Western Front is the only best picture nominated by a streaming platform this year, and it won the British version of the Oscars last month. It has nine Oscar nominations.
and Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical the fabelmansAlong with seven Oscar nominations, it won the Golden Globe for Best Picture in the drama category. Film by Comcast‘S
Universal grossed $37.9 million at the box office.
The awards show is set to begin Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern time on ABC. Jimmy Kimmel is returning as host for the third time.
Top nominees, including EEAAO’s Michelle Yeoh and Fablemans Spielberg, also receive an advantage that has become a big talking point at recent award shows.
Los Angeles entertainment marketing firm Distinctive Assets assembles swag bags for the top nominees this year, a group of 26 people. This year’s swag bag contains $123,000 worth of items, ranging from $50 hawaiian flip flops to a $40,000 three-night stay at a private Canadian estate.
Lash Ferry, founder of Distinctive Assets, asked them to take home an “everybody wins” gift bag, and with or without a gold figurine.
“Most of the brands we include are from a diverse and inclusive array of small businesses that benefit meaningfully from global exposure,” Ferry said.
The bag also includes a collection of skin care and beauty products, edible massage oil, chocolate-covered pretzels, and $435 worth of organic hand-crafted dates and premium fillings.
Cosmetic surgery procedures included in the bag include a $12,000 liposuction session with plastic surgeon Thomas Su. There’s also a $25,000 remodel or building offer from an LA-area construction firm, and a $9,000 three-night stay for eight people at the Far Punta Imperatore Lighthouse in Ischia, Italy.
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