Winning an Emmy can be the highlight of a television career!
Being able to look at that statuette on the shelf and remember the accolades of that glamorous night? Seems priceless, doesn't it?
Well, it isn't.
The statuette itself costs around $400 to produce (it's gold-dipped, not solid), and when you consider how many writers win for The Colbert Report, that's a lot of cash flying away from the Academy on golden wings!
Well, not exactly. See, the statuette that winners are handed is more symbolic. They can't just take it