Imagine being nominated for an Oscar. You’re beyond nervous, this is the culmination of your entire acting career, it doesn’t GET any better that this. And then when they call out the winner, it’s not you. They hand you your $250,000 consolation prize and send you out the door. Wait, what?
Yep, The Academy decided that $250,000 was the value of depressed nominees’ tears this year… Here are a few of the more extravagant items in this year’s version of Academy’s version of a participation trophy.