All Oscar nominees receive 75K gift bags.

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    In Politics? really???
     
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    Good point. Force of habit I suppose. My bad.
     
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    pff..throwing away money like that.
     
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    Yea, how come there's no stuntment category for the Oscars?...
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    Why do stuntmen not have an Oscar?
    20 February 2013 - As the big names of the movie industry tackle that all-important question of what to wear to the Oscar ceremony on Sunday, there is one group of people who are still waiting for their invitation. But why do stuntmen (and women) not have an Oscar category?

     
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    How disingenuous this thread topic is. Are you actually interested in intelligent discussion, in swaying perspective, in influencing peoples' thinking, or just having a big bitch fest about the left? As far as I know, there are republicans in Hollywood. People on both ends of the spectrum and everything in between accept these gift bags and have for ages. It has absolutely nothing to do with politics. Get real.
     
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    The gift bags don't come from "Holllywood". They come from companies who want celebrities to use their products.
     
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    Oscar Losers Take Home $45,000 Gift Bag - ABC News

    Everyone wins at the Oscars this Sunday. While some of some of Hollywood’s best and brightest will get to walk away with a coveted golden statuette, the nominees that don’t can console themselves with a gift bag worth more than $45,000.
    This year’s goody bags include a $12,000 trip to Australia, condoms, a $600 acupuncture appointment and a package of 10 personal training sessions valued at $850. Circus lessons for the nominee’s children worth $400 are also included, as well as a $5,000 face-lift procedure, a $1,800 one-year membership to Heathrow Airport’s private VIP service, a $3,000 stay at the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Mexico, and Windex.

    PHOTOS: Oscar Nominees Before They Were Famous
    Distinctive Assets, a marketing firm, will be delivering the goody bags to the nominees who did not win. For 11 years, the firm has given consolation gift bags to Oscar nominees in the major categories who come home empty handed.
    The prizes are not transferrable – meaning they only can be used by the nominees who receive them and cannot be given to friends, according to Distinctive Assets.
    “It was a way for us to reach the exact talent we wanted [major nominees] without having to deal with the immense production challenges of the Hollywood/Highland area during Oscar week,” Distinctive Assets CEO Lash Fary told ABCNews.com.
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    They are not the only ones who get swag. The BIL is a voting member... and of course everyone wants him to vote for them/it.... so the stuff flows that way too.
     

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