Phoenix: Os­cars are ‘bullsh*t’

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1 -

HOL­LY­WOOD star Joaquin Phoenix has stunned fans by call­ing the Os­cars ‘bullsh*t’.

The 37-year-old was nom­i­nated for Best Ac­tor at the 2005 Academy Awards for his role as Johnny Cash in Walk The Line, and is expected to get an­other for his lat­est film The Mas­ter.

But Phoenix, 37, says he hates the idea of pitch­ing ac­tors against each other.

He said: “I’m just say­ing that I think it’s bullsh*t. I think it’s to­tal, ut­ter bullsh*t, and I don’t want to be a part of it.

“I don’t be­lieve in it. It’s a car­rot, but it’s the worst-tasting car­rot I’ve ever tasted in my whole life. I don’t want this car­rot.

“Pit­ting peo­ple against each other...it’s the stu­pid­est thing in the whole world.

“It was one of the most un­com­fort­able pe­ri­ods of my life when Walk the Line was go­ing through all the awards stuff.

“I never want to have that ex­pe­ri­ence again.”

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