A year ago at the Academy Awards, Frances McDormand gave the movie studios a nudge when she referred to the inclusion rider.
Frequently hidden, Academy Award costs relate to gifts given to the major nominees and the host, to the speeches and even to our taxes.
The tax breaks we give films, the taxes owed by stars for their gift bags and the winners’ speeches at the Academy Awards all show there is no free lunch.
Did you know that Academy Award winners live longer than losers? Much more than a trivia fact, Academy Award winner longevity provided researchers with data about inequality. As reported in the May 15, 2001 issue of The Annals of Internal…