Even if the Oscar nominees didn’t take home a golden statuette on Sunday night, they still won big – each shortlisted actor and director was given a goodie bag worth more than a staggering $225,000 (£174,000).
According to Reuters, the contents included a 12-day yacht cruise valued at a $78,000 (£60,000); facial rejuvenation treatments totalling $20,000 (£15,400); and $20,000 (£15,405) in matchmaking services. The bag, given to around 25 people, featured 80 items, including clothing, gadgets and a 24-carat gold-plated vape pen inspired by Leonardo DiCaprio who is a renowned vaper.
“It’s the highest value we’ve ever put together,” said Distinctive Assets founder Lash Fary, who has been assembling the bags for 18 years. “This is an acknowledgment of an amazing performance that they put in and, for many of them, a lifetime of amazing performances. So, you’re never too rich or famous to outgrow gratitude.”
The goodie bag also appealed to Hollywood’s interest in philanthropy, with a book that empowers young girls and a cleanser that supports showers for the homeless. The gift is not given out to nominees on the night, but is sent to them in the week leading up to the event. After all, no one wants to forget a goodie bag with such high value.
From Harper’s Bazaar UK