The goody bag is an Academy Awards tradition that involves handing out very expensive gifts to extremely wealthy people
The goody bag is an Academy Awards tradition that involves handing out very expensive gifts to extremely wealthy people

The completely over-the-top Oscars goody bag is an Academy Awards tradition that involves handing out very expensive gifts to already extremely wealthy people.

The 26 acting and directing nominees attending this Sunday's Oscars in Los Angeles will be treated to an unofficial gift bag approximately worth $138,000 containing everything from diamonds, an '18-minute phobia-relief session' (whatever that is!) to luxury vacations to Tanzania, Hawaii and Greece and a 24K gold facial!

Their extensive array of gifts also includes but is not limited to, a $10,000 donation to the animal shelter of their choice, underarm sweat patches for the anxious ones, a week-long spa retreat and the NeverMissed dating app, available pre-launch because obviously, these celebrities need all the extra help they can get in the dating department.

To be fair, this tradition is actually discouraged by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In fact, in 2016, the Academy sued Distinctive Assets, the marketing company that puts together Oscars goody packages and has done so for the last 16 years, for trademark infringement and tarnishing the good ol' Oscar brand.

So officially, these gift bags are not Oscars gift bags; Distinctive Assets is calling them “Everyone Wins” bags. Read the full list of nominees’ goodies here.

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