Awards season is just around the corner and as critics, pundits, scribes and gossip mongers dance the sacred dance to the tune of the pied pipers of Hollywood while snarfing their pathetic free lunches, one actor will not join in; Joaquin Phoenix.
The buzz is that The Master is going to sweep the awards and a lot of the credit is being paid forward to Phoenix and co-stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams But in an excellent interview in Andy Warhol's Interview the actor lets forth his unbridled and frank opinion about the film ceremony and anyone associated with it.
"I'm just saying that I think it's bullshit. I think its total utter bullshit,and I don't want to be a part of it.
I don't believe in it. It's a carrot, but its the worst tasting carrot I've tasted in my whole life. I don't want this carrot. Its totally subjective. Pitting people against each other...it's the stupidest thing in the whole world." , he said to reporter Elvis Mitchell.
"It was one of the most uncomfortable times in my life when "Walk The Line" was going through all the awards stuff and all that. I never want to have that experience again. I don't know how to explain it - and it's not like I'm in this place where I feel that I'm above it - but I don't want to
ever get comfortable with that part of things."