And now a look at the Oscar Night swag bags … By The Numbers.
Host Neil Patrick Harris gets one of these sacks of goodies, as do all of the LOSING acting and directing nominees.
And how’s THIS for a consolation prize? A $1,500 VIP tour to a private sea salt preserve in the south of France (La Baleine).
Not to mention a $14,500 luxury train ride across the Canadian Rockies (from Rocky Mountaineer).
For those who might otherwise lose their way, there’s a $150 silver necklace — inscribed with the GPS coordinates of L.A.’s Dolby Theatre (from Lat & Lo).
And for those who are REALLY having trouble finding their way, there’s a $20,000 gift certificate for a session with “Enigma Life” founder Olessia Kantor, who teaches “mind control techniques” and discusses horoscopes and dreams.
And the list goes on and on … everything from $280 worth of maple syrup products (from Rouge Maple), to an $8.99 bag of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.
Perhaps most perfect of all: Each disappointed star gets his or her own personal star from the International Star Registry; that’s a $127 value.
There’s much more besides, all adding up to a swag bag worth at least $125,000 … on which, keep in mind, recipients will have to pay taxes.
No swag bag for the actual Academy Award winners, however. They’ll just have to content themselves with … an Oscar.