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Why it pays to be an Oscar nominee

By rediff Entertainment Bureau
Last updated on: February 17, 2004 16:47 IST
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Oscar statuetteSo you thought life was fun being a Hollywood star?

You would be absolutely right. And if you are an Oscar nominee, life couldn't get better.

Not only do you win the gold statuette, but this year, it is a haul for the acting category nominees, says USA Today. Get a load of this: each nominee gets a Manolo Blahnik leather overnight bag with matching suede sandals, a Hermes cashmere shawl, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne and a pair of Baccarat crystal earrings. All this is courtesy Estee Lauder.

There's more. The Best Actress nominees will get a jewelled pink bra-and-panty set from Victoria's Secret worth $7,000. Variety reports that the Best Actor Director and Picture nominees will walk away with gift vouchers that include an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas's Caesar's Palace, a coupon for laser eye surgery, and gold accented Havaianas flip flops.

Wanna run for the Oscars?

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