By the numbers: Oscar swag bags
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.
For more info:
- Complete list of 2015 Academy Award nominations
- Downloadable Oscar Ballot (pdf) - For your Oscar party or office pool
- Complete CBSNews.com coverage: The Academy Awards
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