Condoms to be included in Oscar nominee gift bags

Condoms are to be handed out to Hollywood A-listers at this year's Oscars, it has been revealed.

Nominees up for prizes at the 85th Academy Awards, which is taking place on February 24th, will be given the prophylactics as part of a gift bag that also includes maple syrup, a fuzz remover and a bottle of Windex, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The inclusion of the contraceptive form means stars such as Bradley Cooper and Jessica Chastain - nominated for Actor in a Leading Role for Silver Linings Playbook and Actress in a Leading Role for Zero Dark Thirty respectively - can stay safe if heading to the bedroom with their partners following a win.

Named the Everyone Wins at the Oscars Nominee Gift Bag, the handouts have been compiled by public relations firm Distinctive Assets for the past 11 years and ensure none of those hoping to pick up one of the famous golden statuettes goes home empty handed.