Sorry, Oscar Voters: Here’s All the Swag They’re Not Allowed to Send You


‘Tis the season for lots of swag, as long as you’re not in the Academy

steve pond

At a party at Musso & Frank’s to celebrate the home video release of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” on Monday night – which is to say, a party that was designed to drum up awards votes more than to promote DVDs or Blu-Rays – a fellow voter for critics’ awards plopped his plate next to mine, introduced himself and struck up a conversation. Almost the first thing out of his mouth was, “So, what do you do with all that stuff we’re getting in the mail?”

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Steve Pond

Awards Editor • • Twitter: @stevepond