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
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The original Razzie is going home!
Sandra Bullock, who was cool enough to personally accept the Golden Raspberry - for her performance in the shiteous All About Steve - in person after winning an Academy Award, was embroiled in the middle of some mild dramz over the weekend when reports circulated that she had walked away with the original, prototype statuette and not the $5 knockoff that winners are intended to officially receive!
Razzie founder John Wilson has already claimed that he had reached out to Bullock with no intention for the issue to be made public, and now the actress's publicist, Cheryl Maisel, has released a statement:
"We were never contacted by them to return the Razzie. I contacted them yesterday to check the validity of the story and was only told then that we had been given the wrong award. We will be returning the Razzie to them shortly."
We hope this was just a legitimate miscommunication and that the Razzie founders weren't trying to take advantage of all the press the actress is receiving right now! She was trying to be a big person by even showing up to the event in the first place!
[Image via AP Images.]
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