Academy Awards Runner Ups Drown Sorrows at Ultra-Luxe Australian Resorts

Cityscape of Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan at Odori Park.
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At this year's Academy Awards, those who didn't walk away with a coveted gold statue did not leave empty handed.

We hear that Delaware North, the Silver Sponsor of the 2013 Nominee Gift Bags, presented to nominees for Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Director and this year's host a four-night stay at their Lizard Island or El Questro resorts in Australia.

The vacation is valued up to $12,000 and was offered to this year's talent in a leather passport packaged in a Tiffany-esque box. 

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Lizard Island sits atop the Great Barrier Reef, while El Questro Homestead is a private wilderness resort in the outback. 

Not too shabby of a consolation prize, we say. 

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