Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Brendan Fraser Will Miss the $3,500 Gift Bag Going to All 80 of the Nominees — Incentive for Him to Show Up!


Brendan Fraser may be kicking himself by the end of Tuesday’s Golden Globes.

Even if the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press aren’t allowed to accept gifts anymore (wink wink), the Golden Globes nominees can.

Fraser is boycotting the ceremony so he won’t luck out. But the other 79 are getting pretty nice stuff that they can keep or give it to their staffs.

Nathalie Dubois is putting the gift bags together for her company. Dubois (who has a seductive French accent!) also does bags for the Grammys and the Oscars. She tells me the sponsors include: Rough Day, G&B Importers, SkinMedica, Shinery, Box on the Rocks, Rock N Kids, Ele Kauai, The Stacker Shop, Ala von Auersperg, Equilibria, BaKIT Box,  Garo Cigars, Raffi Dakessian Realtor, Santa Barbara Sage, Social sparkling wine, Calm Moment, Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics, LoveYou Latte, Hypnomagnetism, Sélee, Groovy Pup, Pasadena Candle Co, LA Gardeenia, Oille, Self Honeymoon, Carvery Kitchen, Chipz Happen, Luli Bebé Inc, and Helen Ficalora.

The only one I left is the one I want: Beverly Hills Teuscher. Send me a $3,500 bag of chocolates, please!

In the past, everyone who attended the Globes also got an enormous gift bag. I’m told that’s likely the case again, because the Globes are all about swag, baby!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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