The two-time Oscar nominee, who received nods for 2001's "Training Day" and
2004 romance 'Before Sunset," fears the annual tradition of handing out prizes
is detrimental to the industry because it encourages such a fiercely competitive
He is also convinced the Academy Awards have very little value because they
have been won by so many "stupid movies" and "mediocre performers" over the
"People want to turn everything in this country into a competition. It's
clear who the winner is and who the loser is. It's why they like to announce the
grosses of movies, because it's a way of saying, 'This one is No. 1.' It's so
asinine," Hawke said, in an interview with Gotham magazine. "If you
look at how many forgettable, stupid movies have won Oscars and how many
mediocre performers have Oscars above their fireplace. Making a priority of
chasing these fake carrots and money and dubious accolades, I think it's really
It's a bunch of Hollywood Bozo's patting each other on the back and how wonderful and self-important they are. If the "in" crowd likes you you win if they don't you won't and has nothing to do with the person's ability and performance.
"gee I like you and maybe you can help my career."
I"ve always felt that way..Just another show of actors patting themselves on the back. Name one other job where you get as many chances as you need to get it right, and then thats what everyone sees. Not mine ! ANYONE CAN ACT.. It"s not what you know,its who you know.
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