Goodie bags and return gifts are slowly becoming a tradition to bid a formal thanksgiving, Academy Awards are no exception to it. Like each year, this year also there will be a gift bag for the rich and famous, but what exactly are inside those bags?
It is always discovered that these goodie bags are more about business and less about goodwill. To get a spot inside the bag, companies pay a good some of money. For the last 15 years now, the company behind the gift bags are Distinctive Assets
Like each year, this year also the company will send their selected hampers to all the nominees in acting and direction categories. The hampers are so lavish that none of the nominees would feel that they have not won the award. The flamboyant freebies range from sumptuous vacations, to cosmetic procedures, to non-browning apples. Here are certain facts to consider.
A Three-day mansion stay at the Lost Coast Ranch, $40,000, one week at the exclusive Golden Door spa, $8,850, five-night stay in a Hawaii beach villa, up to $4,270, head-to-toe laser skin treatment for "imperfections", up to $4,446, three-night stay in a luxurious HOTEL in Vittoria, Italy, $5,000,ten personal training sessions with a celebrity trainer, $900, 14K solid gold and diamond encrusted bracelet $375 etc.
However, this year it is believed that the Distinctive Asset has crossed a six-figure value for the Hollywood fraternity. This year nominees include Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep in acting categories. The 89th Academy Awards are going to special as it is Meryl Streep's 20th nomination, much stir she has created by her Golden Globes speech. It is also speculated that Donald Trump and Melania Trump will not be watching the Academy Awards. Hopefully, the nominees will have a real good time with the giftaways.