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Oscar Nominees Received $20K Worth of Beauty Swag

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is one of the biggest television events of the year with lavish outfits, beautiful hair and makeup, and of course, the actors and artists we have come to know and love for creating our favorite movies. Although not everyone will win an Oscar, every nominee will leave with an official Oscars swag bag. 

What’s a swag bag? A gift bag of luxury gifts. From a $10,000 certificate for cosmetic treatments to a trip to Italy, these gifts are not your average party favor. A press release was sent out with the full list of all the items in this year’s swag bag, but the beauty-related gifts alone add up to more than $20,000. 

Here’s a compiled list of 5 notable beauty-related gifts in the 2023 Oscars swag bag:

  1. Benigna Parfum: The Royal Essence Collection 

Seven perfumes inspired by the seven royal families around the world for $3,555.

  1. Plastic Surgery Gift Card 

If they’re looking for a session of Botox or a chemical peel, the swag bag offers the Oscar nominees a $10,000 gift card to Dr. Konstatin Vasyukevich’s office.

  1. Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation

A year’s supply of this $66 foundation. The brand also teamed up with two aesthetic doctors, Jay Calvert, MD, and Shino Bay Aguilera, MD, to provide every nominee with a micro-needling treatment that can cost between $750-$1,000. 

  1. Serucell KFS Cellular Protein Complex Serum 

An infusion of over 1,500 bioactive proteins, collagens, and peptides to rejuvenate the skin from within for $225. 

  1. Ariadne Athens The Bath Ritual Set

This three-piece bath set includes a body wash, hand, and body lotion, and bath bombs for $60.

Unfortunately, not every single nominee at the Oscars will be awarded the swag bag. The recipients of the swag bag are the nominees for best director, best actor, best actress, best-supporting actor, best supporting actress, and host Jimmy Kimmel. The recipients are as follows: 

Host: Jimmy Kimmel

Best director nominees: Martin McDonagh, Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Steven Spielberg, Todd Field, Ruben Östlund

Best actor nominees: Austin Butler, Colin Farrell, Brendan Fraser, Paul Mescal, Bill Nighy

Best actress nominees: Cate Blanchett, Ana De Armas, Andrea Riseborough, Michelle Williams, Michelle Yeoh

Best supporting actor nominees: Brendan Gleeson, Brian Tyree Henry, Judd Hirsch, Barry Keoghan, Key Huy Quan

Best supporting actress nominees: Angela Bassett, Hong Chau, Kerry Condon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Hsu


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