What's inside the $200,000 goodie bag that all Oscar nominees get?

Here's a sample: $31,200 worth lifetime supply of skin cream.

Updated - November 17, 2021 03:09 am IST

Published - February 15, 2016 08:51 pm IST

While only a handful of stars will receive the Oscars, host Chris Rock and all acting and directing nominees will receive a record-setting $200,000 goodie bag – a perk deemed taxable by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). We managed to get a peek into the list of items in the "Everybody wins at the Oscars Nominee Gift Bag", and here they are:

$55,000: 10-day, first-class trip to Israel
$45,000: Year’s worth of Audi car rentals
$45,000: 15-day walking tour of Japan
$31,200: Lifetime supply of skin cream
$6,300: 10,000 meals for animal shelters donated in celebrity’s name
$6,250: “Ultimate Fitness Package” in private villa
$5,000: 3-night stay at Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Lake Como, Italy
$275: A toilet tissue gift box
$150: A sterling silver necklace
$99: rouGe Maple syrup
$35: Drunken Fig Cake Bites
$12: travel fuzz remover

Here's a look at the rise of the 'celebrity bag':

1989: Originally conceived by AMPAS* to thank actors for presenting awards at Oscars.

2002: Marketing company Distinctive Assets commercializes gift bag concept

2005: $100,000 — Value of gift bag

2006: IRS decrees that celebrities must pay tax on gifts at awards shows

2015: $167,586 — Value of gift bag

(Source: Distinctive Assets, thewrap.com)

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