Who Cares About a Statue? The Oscars Swag Bag Was Full of $260,000 Worth of Awesomeness


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Winning an Oscar is nice and all, but the real goal is to get invited to the awards show.

Like every good party, the Academy Awards gives their nominees a swag bag — and it’s a doozy. According to Mirrorthe contents of this extreme goodie bag are worth $260,000.

Yes. Over a quarter of a million dollars.

Business Insider actually got their hands on one of the coveted swag bags and broke down what’s inside. By their estimate, however, it was worth $100,000. Maybe they got the publicity version, but still not too shabby.

First off, let’s talk vacations. Oscar nominees are offered multiple trips around the world, including a luxury 6-day Hawaiian getaway at Koloa Landing Resort, a private three-day mansion stay at Lost Coast Ranch in Northern California, visits to the Golden Door destination spa in Southern California, the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento, Italy, and the Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Lake Como, Italy.

And it doesn’t stop there. Other items included in the package:

  • Oomi Smart Home security system ($599)
  • Haze vaporizer ($249.99)

  • Lizora skin cream
  • Personal workout sessions with celebrity trainer Alexis Seletzky
  • An exclusive constellation pendant from Namira Monaco

  • Earrings and a necklace from Park and Buzz

There’s also some things that even us peasants can afford, like apples and Chapstick.



By the way, an Oscar statue itself? It’s only worth $10. That’s because even though it’s plated in gold, the Academy made a rule that before selling a statuette, they get first dibs — and their buying price is a 10-spot.

“They shouldn’t become items of commerce that can be purchased and sold on the market,” John B. Quinn, the academy’s general counsel, told the Los Angeles Times.

There is a financial plus side to winning though. By one estimate, actors who win Oscars can expect an average $3.9 million boost to their earnings. Actresses, however, only get a bump of about $500,000. Rude.

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