During a sit-down with Zoe Kazan, the co-star of his off-broadway play Clive, Hawke expressed his hatred for the competitive aspect of the event.
“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,” He said.
I wonder if this has anything to do with him losing one of those carrots to Best Supporting Actor Jim Broadbent in 2002, or Best Adapted Screenplay to Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor in 2004?
[Ethan revised his comments in a statement to the Huffington Post on Friday.]