Oscar "losers" to go home with $45,000 gift bags

A large Oscar statue stands in the hallway at The Academy's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in HollywoodLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar nominees who don't end up with a coveted gold statuette at the Academy Awards on Sunday won't go home empty handed after all. Los Angeles-based marketing firm Distinctive Assets will be handing out its annual "Everyone Wins at the Oscars Nominee Gift Bag", valued at more than $45,000, to the talented and well-dressed "losers," the company said on Tuesday. …