Sunday, August 14, 2022

Regina King, Spike Lee, and Mahershala Ali Are Among Those Who Received ‘Everyone Wins’ Nominee Gift Bags on Hollwood’s Biggest Night

Nominees can disconnect from the paparazzi and recharge themselves in the world’s wildest regions on their choice of luxury small-ship adventures with International Expeditions. The nominee and a guest can choose 1 of 4 options – an adventure to Iceland, the Galapagos, the Amazon or Costa Rica & Panama. In addition to getting nose-to-nose with Galapagos sea lions or paddling along a peaceful Amazon creek, nominees will be spoiled with spa treatments, private chef-led Latin cooking lessons, and even secret celeb extensions in places like Quito or Lima! Iceland. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Distinctive Assets

*From New York to Hollywood, this award season has been filled with the best in gifting. Distinctive Assets, one of the leaders in award show swag, presented its annual independently produced “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bags. Distinctive Assets once again indulged and titillated the major Oscar nominees with what have become the most buzzed about swag in history.

Stylish PRSVR men’s, women’s and children’s premium apparel. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Distinctive Assets

“Every human being, regardless of career or fame, appreciates a great gift,” says Lash Fary, founder of Distinctive Assets. “While our ‘Everyone Wins’ Gift Bag is certainly not given based on need, it is put together with a profound sense of gratitude for the incredible performances these talented individuals gave all of us this year.”

COFFRET GOURMENT LE DUO. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Distinctive Assets

The “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bags were delivered to nominees in the Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor andActress and Best Director categories. They were not handed out at the ceremony or at a hotel gift suite but rather conveniently delivered to nominees in the week leading up to the show. The “Everyone Wins” Gift Bag is, as always, a blend of fabulous, fun, quirky, useful and indulgent items meant to thrill and pamper those who may have everything money can buy but still savor the simple joy of a gift. To quote Samuel L. Jackson (when he appeared on the Ellen show post-Oscars last year), “The best thing about being famous is the free stuff.”

Costa Rica: Photo Credit: Courtesy of Distinctive Assets

This year’s gift bonanza stars a luxury small-ship adventure with International Expeditions (choice of Amazon, Galapagos, Iceland or Costa Rica-Panama voyages); Coda Signature premium cannabis-infused edibles, topicals and concentrates; an annual VIP membership to MOTA ― LA’s first cannabis-friendly social club; private phobia relief sessions with the world’s number one phobia expert Kalliope Barlis; and Jarritos-filled Yeti Coolers along with a commitment from Jarritos to donate a pallet of their great-tasting flavored soft drinks to a charitable event of the nominee’s choice.

An organic field-to-table dinner for two at Flora Farms (Los Cabos, Mexico) Photo Credit: Courtesy of Distinctive Assets

Lucky nominees like Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Rami Malek, Adam Driver, Regina King, Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone, Sam Rockwell, Melissa McCarthy and Spike Lee also received the following: premier handcrafted A. Junod Absinthe, Age Interventionist Renee Lynn’s CBDRxSupreme protocol, personal training sessions with celebrity trainer Alexis Seletzky, AP4GooD limited-edition art T-shirts, one-of-a-kind custom stained glass portraits from Artist John Thoman, a week-long Greek beachfront escape at Avaton Luxury Villas Resort.

The whole luxury eyelashes collection by Le Céline. 15 products from our #DAILY, #PARTY and #LUXURY collection, 3 from our new #GODDESS collection and 2 #EQUIPMENT products from Le Céline Confidence & Star Appeal packed in a glamorous gold & black LE CÉLINE box. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Distinctive Assets

Other gift items included Blush & Whimsy magical color changing lipstick, Chocolatines Chocouture Collection, CloSYS – the Spa Kit for your Mouth, a week of mind/body/spirit renewal at the famed Golden Door luxury wellness resort; guilt-free chocolate (gluten free, dairy free, naturally sweetened) from Good Girl Chocolate, Happiest Tee luxury t-shirts, High Beauty High Five Cannabis Facial Moisturizer and High Expectations Cannabis Facial Oil.

Central and South America: Amazon Voyage Aboard The Zafiro. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Distinctive Assets

The nominees also received Instytutum Results-Driven Skincare Collection, It’s a 10 Haircare Miracle Hair Dryer, innovative dental health products from Knotty Floss, Kusshi makeup bag/organizer, Love Is Stronger Than Hate tote bags and customized Stars of Hope, MILLIANNA fashion-inspired jewelry, Mister Poop Emoji Plunger, 3d Luxury Wellness Retreat in Malibu, MZ Skin Lift & Lustre serum and Hydra-Bright eye masks, Optimum Nutrition Salted Toffee Pretzel Crisp Bars, effective/safe/green/made-in-America hair care systems from Organic Hair Care, a one-year supply of Oxygenetix Breathable Foundation, and Nannette de Gaspé reinvigorating beauty products to soothe + repair + uplift + de-stress.

Central and South America: Rainforest. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Distinctive Assets

The nominee gift bags concluded with Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies, PETA Agent for Animals Spy Pens, hand-crafted gourmet Posh Pretzels, Reian Williams Fine Art, Rouge Maple pure organic maple syrup and Glamour Gourmet gift set, hands-free Safety Dog Leash, Salix all-natural hair-inhibiting lotion, one-of-a-kind customized fragrances from Sue Phillips of Scenterprises, Soul Candles to support well-being from Soul Shropshire, Southern Wicked Lemonade all-natural lemonade moonshine, TAPS for Hope Afghan Lapis Bracelets, The Beauty Book for Brain Cancer, The Green Garmento Gigantote and reusable garment bags, Tru Niagen Age Better NAD-increasing dietary supplement, virtually unlimited rejuvenating beauty treatments from the Upper East Side’s Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich, VidaHair Growth Natural Hair Growth System, and WSJ. Magazine with free subscription card.

ZuZu Kim Couture Bow Tie. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Distinctive Assets

“While this gift bag does always boast an impressive value, that is never our goal. A great gift has nothing to do with the cost,” says noted gift expert, Lash Fary. “We understand the interest in the ‘wow’ number associated with this now-legendary gift bag, but we prefer to simply celebrate the fun and festive nature of the contents . . . no matter how big or small.”

Gwendolyn Quinn
Gwendolyn Quinn is an award-winning media consultant with a career spanning over 25 years. She is the founder and creator of the African American Public Relations Collective (AAPRC) and the Global Communicator. Her weekly columns, “Inside Broadway,” “The Living Legends Series,” and “My Person of the Week” are published with She is also a contributor to, BE Pulse (via and the Huffington Post. Quinn is also a contributor to "Souls Revealed" and "Handle Your Entertainment Business." She is the curator of The Living Legends Foundation’s “The State of Black Music and Beyond” essay series published on the Huffington Post. Contact her at




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