Awards can bring their own rewards

Recognition from your peers can be one of the most fulfilling moments in a person's professional life. Some really take it to heart - think of Gwyneth Paltrow at the Oscars and Kate Winslet at the Golden Globes - but although most would not humiliate themselves quite so publicly, there is certainly a sense of validation for months, and often years, of hard work.

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