What’s in the $80,000 Gift Bag for Losing Oscar Nominees?


As if being a famous actor or actress and getting months and months of publicity and acclaim for being an Oscar nominee isn’t enough, losing Oscar nominees also get an over-the-top swag bag to enjoy. Not everyone of the chosen few can be Oscar winners but those who don’t take home the golden statuette can be winners in the amazing gift bag department.

This year marks the 15th that L.A.-based marketing firm Distinctive Assets designed the gift bags for the losing nominees in the Best Actor and Actress, Supporting Actor and Actress, and Director categories. This year’s batch of nominees in this area includes Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Lawrence from American Hustle, Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club, Sandra Bullock for Gravity, and directors Alexander Payne (Nebraska), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street). Jonah Hill, a Supporting Actor nominee for Wolf was reportedly paid $60,000 to be in the film. If he does not take home the award, the swag bag he leaves with would be worth even more than his salary!

Let’s take a look at the goodies, as reported by Us Magazine.

Resort and Villa Stays, $5,300

Resort stays at the Imanta resort in Ocean Casa ($3,300) and a 5-night stay in a luxury villa at the Koloa landing resort in Kauai ($2,000).

Weight Loss Products, $949

10 personal training sessions with Huntley Drive Fitness ($850), portion-conscious dinnerware from Slimware ($59), and Hydroxycut gummies, protein bars, and shakes ($40).

Weird Procedures, $18,070

For the women: The O-Shot procedure, a tissue rejuvenating and enhancing procedure that is also said to enhance sexual response and slow urinary incontinence ($2,700).

For the men: hair restoration surgery using ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant system ($16,000).

Train Trip through the Rocky Mountains, $6,850

Two-day rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer luxury train, traveling through Western Canada. The journey begins with an overnight stay in Vancouver, then a train trip which travels past waterfalls, endless forests, lakes, and other scenic locales until it arrives at a resort town in the Canadian Rockies.

A Walk through Japan and the Best of Vegas, $24,000

Celebs will have the opportunity to tour and discover the authentic,  less touristy part of Japan on foot from Walk Japan ($15,000). They will also have the chance to party in Vegas with “Best of Las Vegas,” offering ($9,000), which includes hanging out with Boyz II Men.

Home Systems, $7,455

Nominees will receive water therapy through the Steamist Total Sense Home Spa System ($2,560), which includes shower amenities like aromatherapy, wireless in-shower audio, and more, in addition to Krystal Klear Water’s whole house water filtration system ($4,895).

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Pet Products, $7,706

Epic Pet Health is offering stars its electrolyte pet therapy, complete with a year’s supply of pet supplements ($1,591). Stars will also receive Simon’s Happy Pet Shampoo ($15). And finally: Freekibble.com and Ellen DeGeneres’ natural pet food line, Halo Spot’s Stew, will give a 10,000-meal donation to the shelter of each celebrity’s choice ($6,100).

Maple Syrup — and a Maple Tree!

$280 worth of pure organic maple syrup, salad dressings, jellies, mustard, and an apron in addition to receiving an adoption certificate of a maple tree in Notre-Dame-Des-Bois. Random!
Aaahhh, it’s good to be famous.

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