Confessions of an Award Show Seat-Filler: Get Paid To Sit Around

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Ever wonder what it would take to be a seat filler at the Oscars?

Just think how interesting it might be to swoop in, dressed to the nines, and sit where, say, Jeff Bridges, a best-actor nominee for Crazy Heart, was perched a mere few seconds before. Regardless of whether the actor wins that coveted golden statuette, at some point, he is going to have to leave his seat during the ceremony. It may be to go onstage to collect the prize -- or for something as mundane as having to answer nature's call -- but at any rate, the producers of the mega-show cannot have an empty seat shown on camera.