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Oscars Gift Bags Include Animal Shelter Donation

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EllenWhile only a few famous faces will win coveted gold statuettes at the 86th annual Academy Awards, celebrities who don’t get the chance to make an acceptance speech will get a golden opportunity to play a supporting role in the ongoing effort to help homeless animals.

Inside L.A.-based marketing firm Distinctive Assets‘ $55,000 “Everyone Wins at the Oscars” gift bag, which will be presented to each non-winning Oscar nominees in the Best Actor/Actress, Supporting Actor/Actress and Director categories, recipients will find that one of the most expensive items (with a $6,100 retail value) is also priceless, as a certificate for a donation of 10,000 meals of Halo, Purely for Pets natural pet food will give dogs and cats in the animal shelter or rescue of the star’s choice a taste of the good life.

The donations have been made possible thanks to the partnership of Freekibble.com and Halo, Purely for Pets– Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres’ pet food company– which together donate more than 1.5 million meals to shelter pets each year.

Halo, Purely for Pets also donated one million meals to shelter pets for the U.S. Postal Service Adopt a Shelter Pet Stamp Program, and sponsors the acclaimed PBS series Shelter Me.

“We know many celebrities are extremely generous,” said David Yaskulka, Halo’s vice president of marketing communications. “So we decided to gift them with something different that we think will mean a lot to them. We’re looking forward to making those donations!”

Along with helping dogs who are hoping to land a starring role in the heart and home of a forever pet parent, the swag bag will also make tails wag when the animal-loving luminaries head home, as each “Everyone Wins at the Oscars” gift bag will also contain some Halo Spot’s Stew food and Live-a-Littles treats for the pets of paparazzi magnets.

Following are the celebrities who will be presented with a Distinctive Assets “Everyone Wins at the Oscars” gift bag if their name is not called at the Academy Awards ceremony:

Best director
Steve McQueen — “12 Years a Slave”
David O. Russell — “American Hustle”
Alfonso Cuaron — “Gravity”
Alexander Payne — “Nebraska”
Martin Scorsese — “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best actor
Bruce Dern — “Nebraska”
Chiwetel Ejiofor — “12 Years a Slave”
Matthew McConaughey — “Dallas Buyers Club”
Leonardo DiCaprio — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Christian Bale — “American Hustle”

Best actress
Amy Adams — “American Hustle”
Cate Blanchett — “Blue Jasmine”
Judi Dench — “Philomena”
Sandra Bullock — “Gravity”
Meryl Streep — “August: Osage County”

Best supporting actor
Barkhad Abdi — “Captain Phillips”
Bradley Cooper — “American Hustle”
Jonah Hill — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Jared Leto — “Dallas Buyers Club”
Michael Fassbender — “12 Years a Slave”

Best supporting actress
Jennifer Lawrence — “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o — “12 Years a Slave”
June Squibb — “Nebraska”
Julia Roberts — “August: Osage County”
Sally Hawkins — “Blue Jasmine”

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Photos courtesy Highpaw.com

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.