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Just because Sandra Bullock, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and more didn't leave the Academy Awards last night with an Oscar doesn't mean they left empty-handed. Distinctive Assets put together Everybody Wins gift packages meant for the 20 "losers," filled with $80,000 in goodies. And some of those perks included gifts from Vegas companies.
"…just 20 bags (or boxes, actually) are delivered to the losing nominees in the best actor/actress, best supporting actor/actress and best director categories the morning after the awards show, 'to lift their spirits,'" says Lash Fary of Distinctive Assets, which puts together the swanky gift boxes.
The Best of Las Vegas Package included cookies and cupcakes from Gimme Some Sugar Bake Shoppe and the Cupcakery as well as gift certificates to Hash House A Go Go, Buddy V's Ristorante at the Palazzo, Honey Salt and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas' Rose.Rabbit.Lie. The gift package also included tickets to Terry Fator, the Chippendales, George Wallace, MO5AIC, concerts at the Pearl at the Palms, Pia Zadora, House of Blues, Louie Anderson, Reggae in the Desert, Meat Loaf, Boyz II Men and the Jacksons, many of which included meet-and-greet opportunities.
Oscar nominees can meet the guys from Pawn Stars at Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, check out an NBA Summer League game, or spend two nights in the penthouse suite at the Riviera and grab dinner for two at R Steak & Seafood.
· The Evolution of the Oscar Gift Bag [LA Weekly]
· Everyone Wins [LA's The Place]
· All Oscars 2014 Coverage [Racked Vegas]