We'd list what's actually in those bags, but do you honestly care?
And the great Hollywood hate continues …
If it weren't bad enough normal people still have to endure wealthy fair-skinned celebrities barking demands every time an award is won, each year they also have to be reminded about how much less they're worth to society when L.A.'s most famous circle-jerk comes back into the headlines. Surprise, the gifts being given to winners and nominees of the Oscars this year are worth more than 3 times what you probably make in a year.
It wasn't always like this, back in 2002, award bags hovered around the $20,000 mark — ostentatious still but expected considering the rank at which the award is regarded. Fast-forward to 2016, and gift bags were then valued at $232,000, damn near ten times what they were a decade-and-a-half before. This year, Distinctive Assets founder Lash Fary (who oversees the non-affiliated bags) declined to comment in an interview with Vox on what everyone's participation prize is valued at in 2017, though he does say it's into the six-figures.
Which is wonderful, isn't it? Because in 2016, 84 percent of households had an adjusted gross income of less than $100,000, and over half make less than $50,000.
We'd list what's actually in those bags, but … do you honestly care?