Oscar Swag Includes $9,000 ‘Best of Las Vegas’ Trip


Thanks for nothing, Fairbanks. Speedy was robbed!

It’s hard to feel too bad about losing the Oscar when your gift bag comes with $85,000 worth of stuff. Which is good news for anyone involved with Philomena. (Good luck, suckers!)

Among the sweet, sweet, freebies to rich people who could already afford this stuff? A $9,000 “Best of Las Vegas” package that includes a stay at the Riviera; tickets to shows at The Pearl and House of Blues, plus George Wallace, Terry Fator, RockTellz & CockTails and Blue Man Group; a restaurant haul from Honey Salt, Buddy V’s, and Hash House A Go Go; and a VIP tour of Gold & Silver Pawn.

The swag bags are only going to the losers–Cate Blanchett need not apply. Because according to Wynn oddsmaker Johnny Avello’s final odds, Blanchett moved to an even bigger 1-5 favorite to win Best Actress, after he opened her at 1-4. Other big movers include Gravity going to 5-1 from 10-1 with its late-season push, and Matthew McConaughey appearing to put a hammerlock on Best Actor at 1-2, from 6-5.



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