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With an Antarctic yacht cruise in their $225k gift bags, every ‘environmentalist’ Oscar nominee leaves a winner – and a hypocrite
Russia Times ^ | 2-8-20 | Barbara McCarthy

Posted on 02/08/2020 5:38:49 AM PST by dynachrome

A tradition stretching back nearly two decades, the annual gift bag from marketing company Distinctive Assets gives select nominees in the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Director categories up to 75 bespoke gifts.

Peasant that I am, I can’t get the image of Brad Pitt wandering around with a branded paper bag containing travel size shaving foam and some cat food, delighted with his ‘free stuff,’ out of my head. But these ‘bags’ are more like lorry loads, so they get discreetly delivered the next day, not handed out at an afterparty.

The only problem is that clearly the ‘gift-givers’ forgot about woke Hollywood's environmentally conscious discourse.

Twenty-four nominees in acting categories – including the likes of Joaquin Phoenix, Leonardo DiCaprio and Renee Zellweger – will receive opulent gifts worth over $5 million collectively, each including 24-carat-gold bath bombs, a custom stained-glass portrait (vanity knows no bounds), a certificate for a ‘one of a kind’ cannabis-infused chocolate culinary experience worth $10,000, a 24-carat-gold vape pen, five-star breaks in Ibiza and Waikiki, and – most bafflingly – a 12-day trip for two on the world's first ultra-luxury expedition yacht, the Scenic Eclipse, valued at $78,190.

The diesel-powered yacht boasts eight restaurants, a spa sanctuary, helicopters, a submarine capable of depths of nearly 200 meters to allow for explorations ‘far beyond any done on expedition ships to date’, indoor and outdoor plunge pools, butler service and an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio.

(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hollyweird; hypocrisy; oscars
Yes, this will really show how "woke" the winners of the 'Golden Calf Award' are!

(yeah it's RT, but will you see stuff like this on cnn fake news?)

1 posted on 02/08/2020 5:38:49 AM PST by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

I’m not sure any cruise, right now, should be viewed as a ‘gift’.


2 posted on 02/08/2020 5:45:44 AM PST by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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To: dynachrome

I gotta say that Antarctic cruise sounds awesome.


3 posted on 02/08/2020 5:46:07 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: dynachrome

You’re missing something.

They’re hoping - and,expecting - few, if any will take them up on it. I mean, if any of the stars take them up on it think of all the condemnation they would get from their fellow stars for their hypocrisy. Oh, right, that doesn’t apply to them.

They are getting LOTS of publicity without actually having to shell out much.


4 posted on 02/08/2020 5:56:37 AM PST by NorthernTraveler
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To: dynachrome
Aha! demonicRATS are right. President Trump's good friend, Russia, is already meddling in the 2020 race. Using their propaganda arm, RT, to expose the Hollywood elites who overwhelmingly support demonicRATS as frauds and hypocrites.

It just makes you wonder what Russia got in exchange for colluding with Trump. Crimea? No. Soetoro handed Putin that gift. Uranium reserves? No. Soetoro and Hitlery gave him that. Increased oil exports? No. Soetoro, again, helped Russia out by declaring drilling moratoriums and blocking the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Dang it. I'm having trouble thinking of anything Russia gained by helping Trump get elected. It seems like he would've wanted Soetoro's friend, Hitlery, to have won.

I wonder if demonicRATS and The Fake News Media ever wonder the same thing?

Nahhhhh.

5 posted on 02/08/2020 6:01:34 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: over3Owithabrain
Sounds like a plot from the Ratings Game movie, cruise to Antarctica.

Meanwhile, I think there was an episode on the Sopranos that dealt with the gift bag crap regarding actors.

6 posted on 02/08/2020 6:03:31 AM PST by Mouton (The media is the enemy of the people.)
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To: Mouton

Lol yeah Chris stole Lauren Bacall’s bag


7 posted on 02/08/2020 6:05:12 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: over3Owithabrain

The Scenic Eclipse

8 posted on 02/08/2020 6:22:08 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: dynachrome

The gift bags are not all they are made out to be.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2018/03/02/oscars-100k-swag-bags-taxing-price-tag/#4ecd3d284404

If you get a “gift” bag expect to get a 1099 form at the end of the year.


9 posted on 02/08/2020 6:23:26 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (I am not an expert in anything, and my opinion is just that, an opinion. I may be wrong.)
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To: NorthernTraveler

You might be on to something there.


10 posted on 02/08/2020 6:28:22 AM PST by dynachrome (Build the wall, deport them all. And send her back!)
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To: dynachrome
...including 24-carat-gold bath bombs...

Do they all go off at the same time? Please?

11 posted on 02/08/2020 6:48:35 AM PST by Libloather (Why do climate change hoax deniers live in mansions on the beach?)
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To: dynachrome

[Russian accent] I Love Russia Times, comrade.


12 posted on 02/08/2020 7:11:25 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (NuRulz)
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To: dynachrome

Its wrong but I do find myself thinking about “Titanic”


13 posted on 02/08/2020 9:30:09 AM PST by Zathras
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To: dynachrome

The nominees are in affect paid (bribed) to attend the awards ceremony. Over paid as “actors” to begin with and then bribed to stand before the cameras and make a speech.


14 posted on 02/08/2020 10:17:20 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Texas Eagle

Bttt!


15 posted on 02/08/2020 11:41:43 AM PST by Pagey (8 years of MISERY, Thanks to Valerie Jarrett. Wretched human.)
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To: dynachrome

I heard most don’t accept them anymore since they are taxable. Yep the same liberals who claim they should be taxed more. Liars lie!!!


16 posted on 02/08/2020 7:37:07 PM PST by napscoordinator (Trump/Hunter, jr for President/Vice President 2016)
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To: Mouton

Yep. Christopher was in Hollywood, peddling his script for “Cleaver”. He was in talks with actor Ben Kingsley (playing himself). He got to tag along with Ben as Ben would pick and choose among all these expensive items given to him for free. Chris was stunned, watching these celebrities scooping up all these very, very expensive gift bags and items all for free. So later on, wearing a ski mask, he brutally mugs Lauren Bacall for her gift bag.


17 posted on 02/09/2020 7:58:54 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: dynachrome

These exalted ones couldn’t be any more hypocritical could they?

Let’s wait and see (as they bury themselves in the dung they create).


18 posted on 02/09/2020 8:37:22 PM PST by just Grace
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To: Liz

The Scenic Eclipse looks like a a horizontal floating sky scraper to me.


19 posted on 02/09/2020 8:41:46 PM PST by just Grace
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