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Here’s the $100,000 of swag Ryan Gosling and co. got in this year’s Oscars goody bags

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Everyone loves a goody bag, and Hollywood A-listers are no exception. But, unlike you and I, who would be delighted with a slice of cake, some party rings, a gobstopper and some sherbet dip, they get treated to an altogether higher level of gift.

The Oscar ‘swag bag’ has become a staple of the Academy Awards and yet they are actually completely unofficial, being put together by a company called Distinctive Assets – in fact, the Academy even sued last year to try and get them to stop, albeit with no success. Also, they’re not for everyone; just the nominees in the best actress, best actor, best supporting actress, best supporting actor and best director categories.

Typical: the ones who are already loaded get all the massive freebies.

It’s not known whether they actually take them or not, but if we were in their position, we definitely would, especially when you take a look at what’s inside. Have a browse below for a few of the items available –  there’s smaller and bigger items and, in total, it’s all worth a cool $100,000. Not bad at all, for doing absolutely nothing (other than some career-best acting of course).

FREE HOLIDAY

A private three-day stay at the Lost Coast Ranch in North California (worth up to $40,000).

ANOTHER FREE HOLIDAY

A week-long stay at the Golden Door Spa, worth up to $8,850.

YEAH ANOTHER FREE HOLIDAY

A three-night stay at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria on the Amalfi Coast in Italy, worth up to $5,000.

PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS

ten sessions with ‘celebrity trainer’ Alex Seletzky, worth $900.

A YEAR’S WORTH OF FREE CAR RENTALS

From Silvercar and worth up to $20,000. For when the stretch limo is in for its service, we guess.

ANOTHER BLOODY HOLIDAY

Three nights at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo on the shores of Lake Como in Italy, worth up to $5,000.

FINE ART

A piece by Oklahoma artist Reian Williams (price unknown).

A BOARD GAME

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Watch Ya Mouth, worth $20.

CPR KIT

A personal ‘Anytime’ CPR Kit, worth $39. Nb. the ‘time’ to use it is when your heart stops.

VAPORISER

Haze Dual V3 Vaporiser, worth up to $250.

PERSONALISED CRAYONS

A Customised Box of 64 Crayola Crayons, worth $13, but really worth so much more given their brilliance.

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ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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