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Fame. Glory. Your pick of red carpet eveningwear. Standing within reach of Jared Leto's beautiful hair. Being an Oscar nominee certainly has its perks. And, even if your name isn't lurking inside a winner's envelope, you won't be going home empty-handed. Oh, no.
Given to the nominees for Best Director, Best Actor/Supporting Actor, and Best Actress/Supporting Actress, this year's Oscar goodie bags are loaded with more than $50,000 worth of items. Trips to Japan, Mexico, Kauai, the Rocky Mountains, and Las Vegas? You got it. Fitness training sessions, a house call from a nutritionist, and healthy therapy for your pet? Just say when's a good time, Lupita. Vodka, fashions, and a donation to the animal shelter of your choice? Alright, alright, alright.
With 18 nominations under her belt, we're willing to bet Meryl Streep has never, ever had to go Christmas shopping in her life. Sure, spoiling celebrities with luxury loot seems totally extreme and unnecessary, but we're hopeful they put their swag to good use. C'mon, Scorsese, you know you're not going to use those beauty products or $250 worth of maple syrup. Spread the wealth! (Mirror)