We are now in January of 2017 and you all know what that means! It's time to begin award season with the SAG awards, #GoldenGlobes, BAFTA awards and so forth. However, the highest and most prestigious award an actor can receive is that mini golden statue in the shape of an Oscar.
Unfortunately though, not every #celebrity has the excitement for the Oscar buzz. Actors like James Cromwell, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Radcliffe and many more have all shared their distaste for the awards show. Now, you might be thinking to yourself, "Maybe they just hate the Oscars because they have never won or been nominated for one."
However, there are even some high profile academy award winners who have shared the hate or disinterest in the Oscars. Who has and why? Well, let's start with:
1. Dustin Hoffman
Even though Hoffman has been nominated a whopping seven times in the span of his career, he still manages to be very modest. The first time he was nominated in 1968 for The Graduate, he really didn't feel that he was worthy of the award.
I hope to God I don't win an Oscar tomorrow night. It would really depress me if I did. I really don't deserve it. It wasn't that important a part anyhow
2. Sally Field
While the flying nun herself has two academy awards under her belt, she actually doesn't think of it as that big of a deal.
What does the Academy Award mean? I don't think it means much of anything
3. Anthony Hopkins
Even though Hopkins has an Oscar on his shelf for playing one of cinema's greatest #horror icons, that doesn't mean he doesn't have some harsh feelings about the award show. Hopkins had quite the rant lined up for the Academy Awards.
I can't stand all that. I find it nauseating to watch and I think it's disgusting to behold. People groveling around and kissing the backsides of famous producers and all that. It makes me want to throw up, it really does. It's sick-making. I've seen it so many times. I saw it fairly recently, last year. Some great producer-mogul and everyone kisses this guy's backside. I think, "What are they doing? Don't they have any self respect?" I wanted to say, "Fuck off.
4. Marlon Brando
Brando may have happily accepted his award for On the Waterfront back in 1955, he decided to change his tune when he won again in 1973 for The Godfather. He created much #controversy when he sent someone else in his place to accept his second Oscar and later let out his disgust for the filming industry.
The motion picture community has been as responsible as any, for degrading the Indian and making a mockery of his character, describing him as savage, hostile, and evil
5. Woody Allen
Woody Allen's distaste for the Oscars dates all the way back to the '70s during his fame off of Annie Hall. Allen apparently felt that the #award show was more about who had the fattest pockets rather than the better talent.
There are two things that bother me about them. They're political and bought and negotiated for, and the whole concept of awards is silly. I cannot abide by the judgment of other people, because if you accept them when they say you deserve an award, then you have to accept them when they say you don't
6. Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem, who won an #Oscar for No Country for Old Men, can't seem to grasp the concept of why the Oscars are so popular to Americans. Apparently the Oscars aren't a very big deal in Spain where Bardem lives.
I live in Spain. Oscars are something that are on TV Sunday night. Basically, very late at night. You don’t watch, you just read the news after who won or who lost
7. George C. Scott
George C. Scott famously disliked the #academyawards so much that he refused to be nominated for his #famous performances in Patton, The Hustler and The Hospital. When he won best actor for Patton, he requested that the award be immediately returned to the academy.
The ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons... offensive, barbarous and innately corrupt