Tuesday, February 04, 2003
Meryl Streep dismisses the Oscars as a political campaign.
Actress Meryl Streep has poured scorn on the race for Oscar glory, saying the movie industry's most celebrated event had almost deteriorated into a "political campaign"
Streep is a double Oscar winner who could break the record for most nominations next week. But she said she found the quest for Academy Awards distasteful.
"I find it alarming that all the campaigning for Oscars is getting like a political campaign," she told Tuesday's Daily Telegraph newspaper. "It really is distasteful.
"It won't be long before they start paying for television commercials for best picture, best actor and all those things."
Well, dear, if it bothers you that much you could just turn down those best actress and best supporting actress nominations you're expected to score in this year's campaign. I think it's mildly hilarious when you're complaining about the Oscars and you're in the running for not one but two of the damn things...