It's an honor just to be nominated. Particularly, when that nomination comes with a six-figure gift bag. This year's Oscar nominees in the categories of Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, and Best Supporting Actor/Actress will go home with gift bags valued between $125,000 and $150,000. As reported by Variety, this year's bags include:
A three-night stay at a resort in Tuscany valued at $1,500; a luxury train ride through the Canadian Rockies worth more than $14,500; natural French Mediterranean sea salts worth $1,500; a custom silver necklace inscribed with the latitude and longitude coordinates of the Dolby Theater from Lat & Lo at $150; a "glamping" trip valued at $12,500; a $800 gift certificate for a custom candy and dessert buffet; a $250 Haze vaporizer; a $250 Afterglow vibrator; a Wellness 360 gift pack worth $1,200; a year's worth of all-Audi A4 car rental from Silvercar valued at $20,000; a Reset Yourself lifestyle makeover package worth more than $14,200; and ... a $20,000 gift certificate to have Enigma Life founder Olessia Kantor fly out to meet with each nominee "to discuss their 2015 horoscope, analyze dreams and teach them mind control techniques."
The bags, curated by a company called Distinctive Assets, are not sanctioned by the Academy, which, as Variety notes, ended its own gift bag-stravaganza nine years ago over tax concerns. Uncle Sam needs to cash in on that mind control, too.
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