Take a peek inside Oscars swag bag

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Each year, the Academy Awards swag bags full of goodies gets more opulent; this year’s Oscars were no different. Here is a list of the gifts that each of the 26 nominees received:

  • 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
  • Custom silver necklace inscribed with the latitude and longitude coordinates of the Dolby Theater from Lat & Lo valued at $150
  • A “Glamping” trip valued at $12,500
  • $800 gift certificate for a custom candy and dessert buffet
  • $250 Haze vaporizer
  • $250 Afterglow vibrator
  • Wellness 360 gift pack worth $1,200
  • Year’s worth of all-Audi A4 car rental from Silvercar valued at $20,000
  • Reset Yourself lifestyle makeover package worth more than $14,200
  • $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.”

According to Distinctive Assets, the bag’s creator, the recipients of the bags included:

Steve Carell, Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Michael Keaton, Marion Cotillard, Felicity Jones, Julianne Moore, Rosamund Pike, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Ethan Hawke, Edward Norton, Mark Ruffalo, J.K. Simmons, Patricia Arquette, Laura Dern, Keira Knightley, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Alejandro Inarritu, Richard Linklater, Bennett Miller, Wes Anderson, Morten Tyldum, and presenter Neil Patrick Harris.

Gift bags at the Oscars are not endorsed by the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences after a 2006 decision. The IRS now demands that recipients of gift bags pay all applicable taxes on the items.

 

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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