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Emmy presenters got $30,000 gift bags

Emmy presenters got $30,000 gift bags. Among the goodies are chocolate, a cell phone, and a dinner party

Lauren Ambrose, Primetime Emmy Awards 2003

Emmy losers Matt LeBlanc and Sarah Jessica Parker got a consolation prize ? along with other presenters, they received a gift bag worth $30,000, according to the Associated Press. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences called the bags a ”generous thank you,” and they weren’t kidding. Among the prizes inside were a mattress (well, presumably a gift certificate for one), a DVD player, a watch, and a cellular phone. Attendees also got gift certificates for a dinner party, trips to various spas and resorts, and a year’s worth of makeup. With all the kissing going on at the ceremony, let’s hope any lipstick included was smudge-proof.

Originally posted September 22 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT

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