Ethan Hawke is not a fan of the Oscars. He’s been nominated for two, Training Day (2001) and Before Sunset (2004), but he thinks they’re stupid anyway. Though this sounds more like he’s bitter that it’s been 9 years since he’s been nominated for one. Hawke tells the new issue of Gotham,
“People want to turn everything in this country into a competition . . . [so] it’s clear who the winner is and who the loser is.” The two-time nominee adds: “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.”
Totally. Competition ruins everything. Just look at the Olympics. Just a bunch of losers chasing a fake carrot. Everyone should just be content with who they are. Striving to be the best is so lame. Why do we have to rank everything anyway? Like why do we have to rank some actors as mediocre and some as great. Total bs. Amirite, Ethan?