Gift bags awarded to Oscar nominees are famously decadent, but 2016’s list of items has to take the cake.
Given only to the main acting and directing nominees (costume designers and lighting engineers can forget about it) this year’s goodie bag amounts to $200,000 worth of trips, beauty treatments and experiences.
At the top of the weird list is a ‘Vampire Breast Lift’, which apparently “uses blood-derived growth factors to revive rounder cleavage without implants,” according to Distinctive Assets, the company charged with choosing the outlandish gifts.
“We connect brands with talent to create buzz-worthy promotions, significant media impressions and actionable social media content,” reads the company’s Twitter profile.
Also on the list is a 10-day, first class trip to Israel worth AUD$77,000, and a 15-day walking tour of Japan valued at $63,000.
And as if the toned and terrific acting nominees needed anymore work, they will also take home a Fit Club TV ‘Ultimate Fitness Package in a private villa ($9000) and three private training sessions with ‘celebrity wellness expert Jay Cardiello ($1,900).
Throw in a year’s worth Audi car rentals, a lifetime supply of face cream and laser skin-tightening therapy and you’ve got one of the more outlandish gift bags to ever be distributed.
Of course, many have pointed out that the celebrity nominees are the last people who need to be showered in expensive gifts, but the goodie bag has become a significant marketing exercise in recent years for the companies lucky enough to get Leo DiCaprio to use their face creams.
The 2016 Oscars will be held on February 28.
— Distinctive Assets (@DAssets) February 5, 2016