Don’t be too upset if Richard Linklater doesn’t win Best Director or if Patricia Arquette edges out Emma Stone for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. No matter who wins or loses, nominees for Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress and Best Director receive gift bags valued at more than $125,000. No big deal, they’re just a tad bit more expensive than the goodie-bags we got at birthday parties as kids.
Every nominee will be given the usual array of luxurious skincare products and high-end accessories as well as some unbelievable additions. This year, the swag bag called “Everybody Wins At The Oscars Nominee Gift Bag” includes…
– A three-night stay at a resort in Tuscany valued at $1,500.
– An opulent train ride through the Canadian Rockies worth over $14,500.
– A “glamping” trip worth $12,500 and a year’s worth of Silvercar rentals at $20,000.
– A $250 Afterglow vibrator.
– A $250 Haze vaporizer (after all, Susan Sarandon said she was “stoned at almost all the awards shows“).
– $1,500 sea salts.
– A custom necklace inscribed with the latitude and longitude coordinates of the Dolby Theater.
– A $20,000 gift certificate that will give each nominee an opportunity “to discuss their 2015 horoscope, analyze dreams and teach them mind control techniques” with Engima Life founder Olessia Kantor.
And this is only some of it. The Academy in no way endorses the gift bags, but ultimately reached an agreement with the Internal Revenue Service that recipients are required to pay taxes on them.
It must be difficult to be that rich and fabulous.