Hollywood, California - April 25th, 2021,marks the 93rd Academy Awards produced by Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher, and Jesse Collins. While the pandemic has forced logistical changes, including the absence of an audience and a shift in location from the Dolby Theatre to the more practical Union Station, a bevy of stars are still expected to attend, including presenters and past Oscar winners Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, Joaquin Phoenix, and Reese Witherspoon. Another custom that remains the same is the Oscar swag bag.
Delivered to all nominees, such as Best Director nominees including first-timers Chloé Zhao and Lee Isaac Chung, and Best Actor and Best Actress nominees including past winners Anthony Hopkins and Frances McDormand, these swag bags epitomize luxury. Forbes estimated the value of the 2020’s Oscar swag bag at a whopping $294,536.
This year’s bag is as lavish as ever, covering the gamut of Hollywood living. Recipients may enjoy a 3-night stay at Pater Noster Lighthouse in Sweden and a 4-night stay at the world’s number one destination spa Golden Spa. The pampering continues with Isa Lazo body scrub and body oil, “O” by Dani Pepper is included to give you a boost in the bedroom. C60 antioxidants are included to help with hormonal imbalances, Balance’s Oil is perfect for a long day on set and a Miage skincare set gets you red carpet ready.
As for the show itself, the producing team promises sweeping changes. “It’s going to feel like a movie in that there’s an overarching theme that’s articulated in different ways throughout the show. So the presenters are essentially the storytellers for each chapter,” explains Soderbergh.
Watch the Oscars Sunday, April 25.