Hollywood’s Finest Invited To Help Shelter Pets

In an extravagant swag bag that’s given to Oscar nominees, a donation certificate to shelter animal beats luxury travels, best-in-class beauty products, and newest gadgets.


Only the selected few will walk out with the coveted golden statue in the most anticipated night in Hollywood, but it doesn’t mean that the other A-list nominees have to go home empty-handed. For years, celebrities nominated for the Academy Award in various categories have been getting fabulous freebies- as a consolation prize of sorts.


Although not officially given out by the academy, these gift bags are quite impressive: the curated contents of each can be over $200k worth! The swag celebs get to take home is different every year, but usually includes a mix of thoughtful necessities and posh gifts such as a weekend in Rome or a vampire breast lift (don’t ask: it’s a thing, apparently).


But, as much as gift certificates for luxury spas or cutting edge beauty procedures can sound tempting, they are not the most popular item in the Oscar’s “Everyone Wins” gift bag. It’s a donation for homeless pets. For years, the gifting certificate, provided by Halo pet food, is the most redeemed item from the prestigious goodie bag. To date, many celebs, including household names such as Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Jeff Bridges, Ethan Hawk and Samuel L Jackson, decided to pay it forward to furballs in need.


The philanthropic certificate, which is a favorite with stars for four years in a row, is a 10,000 bowl pet food donation to an animal shelter of their choice. Since many celebrities have pets of their own and are animal lovers, it’s easy to see why they don’t want to pass up the opportunity to do a good deed for our four-legged friends!


This year, shelter pets might dine on donated food by actor nominees like Allison Janney, Denzel Washington, Margot Robbie, Timothée Chalamet and Octavia Spencer. Gotta say- I hope all the glam doesn’t go into their furry heads!

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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