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“They don’t pay you any money; the Oscars pay you like chicken feed”: Alec Baldwin Slammed Oscars for Paying $15,000 to Hosts

The Oscars are one of the most important events in the Hollywood industry. The glamourous occasion is a moment many await to hold a golden trophy in their hands and finally validate their work through a well-deserved appreciation. While this time of the year is surely a great deal, any event would be empty without its host. If one would think that hosting the Academy Awards will give one a fortune, you might be wrong!

The Oscars
The Oscars Event 

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The third-time host, Jimmy Kimmel is going to be taking the stage for the most awaited event of the year, however, this gig is not a good sum for him, which has been opened up by many celebrities including Alec Baldwin.

Alec Baldwin Hinted About His Paycheck for Hosting The Oscars!

Alec Baldwin alongside Steve Martin
Alec Baldwin alongside Steve Martin hosted the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010

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American actor, Alec Baldwin is one of the Oscars hosts who had put his grievances forward regarding the payout of the glamourous gig. He hosted the 82nd Academy Awards alongside Steve Martin in 2010. While the ceremony was praised for their great teamwork, he told in a 2013 interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he would “never” be hosting the ceremony again.

He continued to slam the super-popular ceremony by stating,

“They don’t pay you any money; the Oscars pay you like chicken feed. It’s all about the honor of helping to extol film achievement. But they’re going to have a tough time.”

While he did not exactly reveal the payout, he was not exaggerating about being underpaid for hosting one of the biggest nights in Hollywood. Even Kimmel, who is about to host the ceremony for the third time revealed the exact amount he got paid for doing that event.

Jimmy Kimmel Once Revealed Oscars’ Hosting Gig Payout!

Jimmy Kimmel
TV host, Jimmy Kimmel

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The 55-year-old TV host, Jimmy Kimmel plays in huge paychecks however his Oscars gig won’t be adding much to his earnings as he revealed his exact paycheck during a conversation with Oscars co-host Wanda Sykes on his show last year.

The comedian opened up about having a reality check when she was really excited about hosting the gig.

 “I realized, out of all the jobs that I have, this one is actually gonna cost me money.”

On stating that she would be making “a scale probably,” the former shared that he “got paid $15,000 to host the Oscars.” The 95th Academy Awards will be held in a few hours with the TV presenter back to host the gig.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Priya Sharma
Priya Sharma

Priya Sharma is an entertainment niche content writer at Animated Times. A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the University of Lucknow, she has written nearly 1000 articles on Animated Times and Fandomwire combined and holds experience in event management too. She has a healthy(?) obsession with the Hallyu culture and is also exploring anime as well. When not working, she indulges herself in binge-watching K-dramas, playing Ukulele, and trying to seek the attention of her cute buddy, Shiro.

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