Not even a lawsuit could stop the tradition of the awards season gift bag
for nominees. Last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences filed a suit charging trademark infringement and dilution, and false advertising against the company Distinctive Assets over their gift bag given to Oscar nominees.
The suit was resolved amicably, and the L.A. marketing company is back this year with the "Everyone Wins" gift bag
. Missing this year? The official Oscars seal.
So what may nominees Emma Stone, Denzel Washington and Octavia Spencer receive this year?
A few less goodies than years past -- down from 80 in 2015 and 50 in 2016 to 41. The value of the gifts, which hit a record $200,000 last year, is down too, at least according to an informal tally of the products with verifiable price tags. (The company decided not to release the value this year, but did confirm it's worth more than six figures.)