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What’s in an Oscars bag? (clue: an NFT)

I’ve always watched the Oscars and heard that the celebs get a bag of high value goodies worth lots, and wondered: what’s in the bag of goodies? So I was interested when I received a press release detailing what’s in an Oscars’ bag.

It came from Distinctive Assets, an LA-based entertainment marketing company, highlighting that they are giving away a non-fungible token (NFT) piece of art this year.

AdVenture Media and Taillard Capital will be dropping an NFT (Non Fungible Token) into each nominee’s  gift bag. Each NFT authenticates an exclusive digital artwork to be auctioned on the crypto-blockchain, which will also benefit a charity of the nominee’s choosing. Nominees must declare a charity before auction proceeds can be distributed.

I just wonder whether Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Riz Ahmed, Viola Davis, Andra Day and Carey Mulligan will know what that is? I guess their PA will find out or, if needed, SNL explains it well ….

Anyways, just to celebrate the Oscars day, here’s what’s in the bag:

  • a premium assortment of indulgent chocolate-covered biscuits and wafers from Bahlsen Cookies,
  • a Bonfire x Defy:Disaster collaborative t-shirt and tote bag which raise money for disaster relief efforts,
  • a PETA emergency hammer to save dogs trapped in hot cars,
  • Hollowtips 24k gold vape cartridges,
  • a personalized sneakerbox from a Kicksnation personal sneaker shopper and a deluxe beauty box from Miage Transformative Skincare,
  • personal training sessions with celebrity trainer Alexis Seletzky,
  • a fitness lifestyle package from Andrea Marcellus,
  • a consultation with world-renowned cosmetic surgeon and liposuction specialist Dr. Su of Art Lipo Plastic Surgery (useful),
  • AdVenture Media x Taillard Capital NFT-authenticated digital art (what’s an NFT?),
  • British M Annatto Hair Oil,
  • C60 Purple Power ultimate antioxidant protection,
  • Change-Maker Village anti-racist children’s book from Once Upon a Blume,
  • Ciot New York kitchen/bath remodel collaboration,
  • Comvita Certified UMF 10+ Super Premium Manuka Honey (manuka matata),
  • Cozy Earth ultra-soft sustainably-sourced bamboo & silk loungewear,
  • Cup of Té Luxe Gold Organic Tea Starter Kit,
  • D.O.S.E. by Daybreaker on-demand dance + movement + mindfulness classes,
  • Elixinol Good Night CBD capsules,
  • Exploding Kittens’ hit competitive games A Game of Cat & Mouth + Poetry for Neanderthals,
  • FIRE/ICE High Performance Hemp Salve by Fifth Element (5E),
  • mind/body/spirit renewal at the famed Golden Door luxury spa resort,
  • Happiest Tee luxury sweatshirts,
  • The Happiness Planner guided journals (and lifetime app subscription),
  • HFactor Hydrogen Infused Water,
  • Hotsy Totsy Haus Healing Moon Natural Crystal Bath Bombs,
  • a personalized digital consulting with Isaac Rudansky,
  • a Isa Lazo luxurious body oil + body scrub,
  • an IV on Call concierge infusion service (WTF?),
  • Kanai Organics Turmeric & Apricot Face Scrub,
  • Karma Nuts Sweet & Savory Collections of air-roasted cashews,
  • Lilac 11 “beauty of well-being” gift set,
  • LOCI premium vegan sneakers,
  • stylish luxury socks from London Sock Company (what is a luxury sock?),
  • Maison Construction complimentary project management,
  • MoxēHub angel investment coaching session,
  • EEG-powered sleep tracking and meditation with MuseS: The Brain Sensing Headband,
  • 99GUARD #HowToSaveALife Medical-Grade Face Masks,
  • OMGigi shaman-blessed jewelry with handcrafted tourmaline trinket tray from Madame’s Apothecary (OMG, this is getting ridiculous),
  • a one-year supply of Oxygenetix breathable foundation along with complimentary micro needling treatment from Nassif MD,
  • low-key luxury all-inclusive getaway with a dash of roughness at Pater Noster – a home on the horizon,
  • convertible wristband/protective face mask from Ryst Mask,
  • SalTerrae broadspectrum Hemp Intimate Oils,
  • Soul Shropshire Relax Candle to support well-being, sound healing with the Taiyi Institute Sound Acupuncture Device,
  • ultra-premium special reserve Tequila Antigua Cruz Añejo Cristalino (OK, it’s getting better),
  • Tractive GPS location & activity tracker for pets,
  • Tribute.co collaborative video montage,
  • Trust Me Vodka limited-edition artist series vodka (Vodka art?),
  • luxury vintage sunglasses with custom lenses from Vintage Eyewear,
  • Violet breast health supplements, and
  • Weed 91 Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey (please send me a bag).

The “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bags are independently produced by Distinctive Assets and delivered to nominees in the Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress and Best Director categories. According to Distinctive Assets founder and noted gift expert Lash Fary:

“While this gift bag does, as always, have an impressive six-figure value, that is neither our focus nor goal. A great gift has nothing to do with a price tag, This year’s ‘Everyone Wins’ gift bag is one of my favourites we have ever assembled because it represents a lot more than just a bag full of free stuff.”

Yea … and pigs might …

Anyways, if any of the above tickles your fancy, this doc gives you full detail.

 

About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, TheFinanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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