Wednesday 21 February 2018

Oscars nominees' gift bags revealed

Oscars nominees will receive a bag of luxury gifts including holidays and treats
Oscars nominees will receive a bag of luxury gifts including holidays and treats

Oscar nominees including Eddie Redmayne, Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch and Felicity Jones are set to walk away with luxury swag bags, amounting to more than 125,000 dollars (£80,000) worth of items, even if they leave the ceremony empty-handed of golden statuettes.

The contents of their goodie bags have been revealed, and this year's give-away handed out at the February 22 ceremony will include fancy holidays and vapourisers, as well as an astrological and dream analysis, reported Variety.

A luxury train ride through the Canadian Rockies worth more than 14,500 dollars (£9,400), a three-night stay at a Tuscany resort valued at 1,500 dollars (£970), and a "glamping" trip valued at 12,500 dollars (£7,800) are amongst the trips offered.

Sore losers can soothe away their aches with a Wellness 360 gift pack worth 1,200 dollars (£780) or natural French Mediterranean sea salts priced 1,500 dollars (£970), or can even enjoy a Reset Yourself lifestyle makeover package worth more than 14,200 dollars (£9,000).

Other pricey gifts include a year's worth of Audi A4 car rental and a gift certificate to have Enigma Life founder Olessia Kantor fly out to meet with each nominee "to discuss their 2015 horoscope, analyse dreams and teach them mind control techniques". Both are valued at 20,000 dollars (£13,000).

The bag by Distinctive Assets will also contain an Afterglow vibrator and Haze vapouriser, both valued at 250 dollars (£162), a custom silver necklace inscribed with the latitude and longitude coordinates of the Dolby Theatre, where the ceremony is held, from Lat and Lo (150 dollars/£97) and a 800 dollar (£520) gift certificate for a custom candy and dessert buffet, in addition to a Slow Watches timepiece and deodorant.

These gifts have not been endorsed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who voted to end the distribution of gift bags in 2006.

The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will take place on February 22.

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