The thrill in the Academy Awards is just not limited to the ‘shiny golden lady’ fever, there’s much more — around $200,000 more.
Yes, you read it correctly.
Grand swags are certainly not new to award ceremonies, let alone to the grand-daddy of all awards, the Oscars. But, the Oscars Gift Bags is an all-time winner. Oscars gift bags are one of the awards show’s most flamboyant traditions — this year’s bags initially contained goodies worth an all-time high of $232,000, which even prompted a lawsuit from the Academy itself.
Sadly, after the lawsuit by the Academy of Motion Pictures against Distinctive Assets, the company preparing the swag, at least one major prize — a year’s worth of Audi A4 rentals worth $45,000 from Silvercar has been omitted from the list, according to Fortune. The recalculated worth of the gifts bag is reportedly $204,000.
So, let’s take a look at this year’s extravagant freebies.
Topping the list is a 10-day Trip to Israel for two, worth $55,000, including first-class airline tickets, 5-star hotels, all meals and transportation, and, of course, private security escort.
Apart from Israel, the goodie bags also have a walking tour of Japan, worth $54,000.
There are host of other gifts such as lifetime supply of beauty products, paid plastic surgeries, breast lift treatment, fitness regime session, perfumes, jewellery and the list just goes on.
While the Israel trip is the most expensive one, according to a Town & Country list, there is a Mission1 protein bar worth $5.64 in the bag, and even a toilet paper worth $275.
Here’s the complete list of gifts for 88th Academy Awards:
# 10-day all-expenses-paid trip to Israel ($55,000)
# Private walking tour of Japan for up to 15 days ($54,000)
# A lifetime supply of Pu-erh Tea Nourishing Cream and Pu-erh Tea Cleansing Bar ($31,200)
# A 10,000-meal donation made in the nominee’s name to an animal shelter or rescue of their choice ($6,300)
#Fit Club TV “Ultimate Fitness Package” ($6,250)
#Steamist spa system ($5,060)
# 740 Park plastic surgery ($5,530)
#3-night stay at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento, Italy ($5,000)
# 3-night stay at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Lake Como ($5,000)
# 3-day stay at the Golden Door Resort & Spa in San Marcos, CA ($4,800)
# Delovery gift basket ($2,000)
# Vampire Breast Lift ($1,900)
# 3 fitness training sessions with Jay Cardiello ($1,400)
# 10 personal training sessions with Alexis Seletzky ($900)
# Sundial powder coating ($500)
# Personalised M&Ms ($300)
# Belldini gift certificate ($300+)
# Joseph’s Toiletries toilet paper ($275)
# Haze Dual Vaporizer ($249.99)
#Nuelle Fiera arouser for her ($250)
# Blow dryers and flat irons ($250)
# Healing Saint Luminosity skin serum and hair follicle stimulant ($193)
# Sterling silver necklace ($150)
# Caolion Ultimate Pore Care gift set ($134)
# Tribute video services ($125)
# Wallet ($125)
# Sedone Lace makeup brush set ($109.95)
# Rouge Maple culinary products ($99)
# El Silencio Mezcal ($75)
# Signature Vodka ($70)
# Phantom Glass screen protector ($49.95-59.95)
# Memobottles ($47)
# Greenhill Blanc de Blancs wine ($39)
# Chocolatines Drunken Fig Cake Bites ($35)
# Slimware plates ($29.95)
# Druzy earrings ($25)
# Dandi Patch to make sweat stains ($21)
# Purely Inspired Organic Protein ($19.97)
# Hydroxycut Gummies ($19.88)
# Gleener on the Go ($11.99)
# Chapstick ($6)
# Mission1 protein bar ($5.64)