[Gossip] Ethan Hawke Says The Oscars Are Destructive
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.22.2013
He isn't a fan...
Ethan Hawke isn't big on award season. Hawke spoke with Gotham Magazine and said that the Academy Awards are destructive.
Hawke told the magazine, "People want to turn everything in this country into a competition...[so] it's clear who the winner is and who the loser is."
He added, "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...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 destructive."