As if the Oscars weren’t the subject of enough controversy already this year, the contents of the annual nominees gift bag have now been revealed.
This year, those with a chance of taking home a coveted prize will also be given the privilege of taking home over $200,000 (£138,000) worth of gifts.
According to the Independent, this year’s party bags will contain such treats as a Vampire Breast Lift, an ‘arouser’ (just for the female contestants) and a 10-day trip to Israel worth $55,000 (£38,000).
Describing the gift bag, the Academy said:
“Once again it is a blend of fabulous, fun and functional items meant to thrill and pamper those who may have everything money can buy but still savour the simple joy of a gift.”
So, the academy as ‘on point’ as ever then…
Other prizes include a year’s worth of unlimited Audi car rentals worth $45,000 (£32,000), a 15-day walking tour of Japan worth $45,000 (£32,000) a laser skin-tightening procedure costing $5,300 (£3,700) and a Haze Dual V3 Vaporiser (a consolation for Leo?)
Just to clear things up, the Vampire Breast Lift is a procedure that uses ‘blood-derived growth factor’ injections to give you a rounder cleavage without implants – so that’s nice.
The gift bags only go to nominees in the main categories – so all the people who worked tirelessly off screen to actually bring the performances to the audience won’t be getting anything quite as nice as all that.