Edward Norton: luxury awards gift baskets are embarrassing
Edward Norton thinks the ‘goodie bags’ given out to celebrities attending high-profile award shows are appalling.
The gift packs, given to celebrities as a ‘thank you’ for attending or taking part in the award ceremonies, are frequently worth many thousands of dollars - those presenting awards at this year’s Oscars received up to $100,000 worth of freebies including Blackberrys, designer silk kimonos and jewellery.
Edward has revealed he is not alone in thinking they’re excessive: “A lot of us have talked to the Academy Awards producers about this and I think they’re actually going to scuttle the gift baskets and that kind of stuff.”
“I mean the gift baskets, worth amounts of money that a low income family could live on for a year, [are given to] people who have so much already. It gets depressing. You sit there, going, ‘This is an embarrassment.’”