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Free gifts made Samuel L Jackson attend Oscars

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Hollywood icon Samuel L Jackson has joked that he attended the Oscars only to get a goody basket. The 68-year-old actor explained that one of the biggest attractions of attending the ceremony was collecting the famed free gifts, but Jackson was frustrated to find they are no longer handed out to presenters. The “Pulp Fiction” star – who was among the presenters at the annual awards bash in Los Angeles – said, “You always go for the goody basket. “They stopped giving them to presenters. They just give them to people who are nominated. So, I’m done with that. It’s all about the basket,” Jackson told talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres.