Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op
True, the “Everyone Wins” bags are not linked directly to the Academy Awards, but the giveaways have become a tradition in their own right, one in which weed figures prominently as COVID-19 continues to restrict in-person get-togethers.
Nominees who are stuck at home, still, will need to watch the big show unfold on their TV or computer screens like the little people, as Zoom will be a no-go. Those who choose to attend — and deliver that heartfelt speech that’s been in the works for months to years — may not need to go all-out, fashion-wise, but should understand that “casual” has become a four-letter word and is banned.
“We’re aiming for a fusion of Inspirational and Aspirational, which in actual words means formal is totally cool if you want to go there, but casual is really not,” show producers note in a letter to nominees, according to Deadline.
So whether sitting on the couch at home or making the masked trek to Los Angeles’ Union Station, there will be those who become part of the long list of honoured nominees. For also-rans, L.A.-based Distinctive Assets will offer them some solace — and a whole lot of fun — with the legendary gift bags they have been giving to nominees for almost two decades.
Even if the outcome is not as hoped, celebrating Hollywood’s big night will be merry, indeed, thanks to plenty of swag, including cannabis options.
Acting (and directing) has its privileges. The gift bags, which have changed with these restrictive times, will once again be delivered to nominees in the best and best supporting acting races, as well as the best director categories.
So what goodies will be available? On the cannabis front, the gift bags, which have a six-figure value, offer Hollowtips 24K gold vape cartridges, Elixinol’s Good Night CBD capsules, FIRE/ICE High-Performance Hemp Salve by Fifth Element and SalTerrae Hemp Intimate Oils, according to Distinctive Assets.