Oscar nominees in this year’s major categories will go home with a gift bag worth $200,000, featuring such essential items as a breast lift, sex toy and 15-day walking tour of Japan.
All acting and directing nominees will receive the luxury goodie bag from Los Angeles firm Distinctive Assets, which works with companies hoping to capitalise on the fame of Oscar hopefuls. The bag’s value this year is a record – last year it featured items worth a measly $125,000.
The most expensive inclusion for 2016 is a 10-day first class trip to Israel ($55,000), with that Japanese walking tour coming in at $45,000. The package also features a year’s worth of unlimited Audi car rentals, worth $45,000, and a lifetime supply of Lizora skin creams, worth $31,200. Female nominees will also receive a $250 “arouser” offering “gentle suction and stimulation”.
DiCaprio is widely expected to take home his first Oscar later this month for his turn as a vengeful fur trapper in Alejandro G Iñárritu’s The Revenant, having been nominated on four different previous occasions for acting prizes. DiCaprio could well be going home with a statuette even if he fails to emerge victorious on 28 February.
He will be unmoved by the “vampire breast lift” on offer, worth $1,900, a procedure that uses the patient’s own blood to achieve “rounder cleavage without implants” and is said to be the latest thing in LA. But he might perhaps consider $5,530 worth of laser skin therapy after all that time suffering in grim weather conditions on set of The Revenant.