By Linda Lee

Oscar nominees who don’t end up with a coveted gold statuette at the Academy Awards don’t go home empty handed after all. All the nominee’s go home with their “Everyone Wins at the Oscars Nominee Gift Bag”, valued at more than $45,000! As a 4 time nominee for the ACM Major Market Personality of the Year, I’m not gonna lie and say I sure wish that they handed one of these gift bags out to the losers, like Edwards & Lee!!

Among the items in the gift bags last week at the Academy Awards, were trips to Australia, Hawaii and Mexico, personal training sessions, hand-illustrated tennis shoes and more! Celebrities who receive gifts and free trips at awards shows are expected to declare them to the Internal Revenue Service as income and pay the appropriate taxes.

Getting one of those goodie bags would sure take the sting out of a loss! While it truly is a HUGE honor to be nominated for a big award of any kind, it still stings when you don’t win!

What is the best ‘consolation prize’ you ever received after a loss?

Read more about all the contents of the Oscar goodie bags at StarPulse

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