Oscars Swag Bag Contains Chadwick Boseman NFT, Gold Vape Pens and more
The 93rd Academy Awards aired last night and looks very different from traditional. This year’s awards show took place two months later than usual in a different location that allowed social distancing and recognized the best films of the year. At the same time, it reminded viewers of the importance of the cinema experience.
Despite the smaller and more casual event, the show tried hard to stay as chic as possible, including the traditional bucket bags.
This year, Oscar gift bags were delivered to nominees in a very pandemic way: postmates. Whatever the shipping method, items in the bucket bag are valued at over $ 200,000.
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“We wanted the bags to feel like they had a purpose other than, ‘Here’s a bag full of free items,” “Lash Fary, founder of the company that collects the gift bags, told Fortune. “All of the bags we’ve made are from female-owned companies, black-owned companies, disabled entrepreneurs, and companies that give back – even those that you don’t necessarily think will give back.”
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This year’s loot contained many wellness and health-focused gifts, including vitamin therapy to treat hangovers, sleep tracker headbands, liposuction, free stays at luxury hotels and resorts, and much more. Continuing the Oscar tradition of providing quality weed paraphernalia to guests, the bucket bag contains a 24-carat gold vape pen from Hollowtips.
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Perhaps the most controversial and in-pocket item in 2021 was a non-fungible token (NFT) belonging to the late Chadwick Boseman. Made by artist Andrew Oshea, the NFT was auctioned for 50% of the proceeds donated to the Colon Cancer Foundation.
In one of the night’s biggest surprises, Anthony Hopkins won the Best Actor Award against Boseman, a move that seemed to take Oscar programmers by surprise, who shuffled the award order in hopes of closing the program with Boseman’s long-awaited win. Things were clearly not going according to plan. Even so, Oscar attendees always have this NFT expression.