A world of goodies — including trips to Israel and Japan — is in store for the leading nominees at the Academy Awards on Feb. 28.
The excursions are the priciest prizes making up this year’s Oscar gift bags, each valued at more than $230,000, which have been created by Los Angeles marketing firm Distinctive Assets. The 10-day Israel trip, worth $55,000, includes two first-class airline tickets, a five-star hotel stay, meals, transportation and a private security escort. The Japan jaunt ($54,000) lasts 15 days and includes private walking tours in Tokyo and Kyoto.
Prices on the other swag goodies range from a Mission 1 Clean Protein Bar ($5.94 a box) to a year’s worth of Audi A4 rentals from Silvercar ($45,000). Other unusual items include a lifetime supply of Lizora Pu-erh Tea nourish cream and cleansing bars ($31,200); two three-night stays in Lake Como and Sorrento, Italy ($10,000); more than $300 worth of Belldini women’s fashions; a spa system and accessories from Steamist ($5,060); and the Dandi Patch ($21), which is designed to eliminate underarm perspiration stains.ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONSMeet the Oscar contendersPHOTOSGreat actors who have never won an OscarTV scheduleWednesday's People's Choice, plus more upcoming award shows
Sure, it’s a pretty good take, but nominees will also have a chance to give: Halo Natural Pet Food, in association with Freekibble.com, will donate 10,000 meals in a nominee’s name to an animal shelter or rescue.