News Nuggets: David Cronenberg has no interest in Oscar ‘bullsh*t’

David Cronenberg talks about disconnecting from Oscar “bullsh*t”: “Every year I try to be as disconnected as possible. This year it’s been very easy because [‘Cosmopolis‘ hasn’t] been nominated for any awards. It’s not sour grapes, it’s not compensation; it’s a relief. It’s very easy to get caught up in it if you are nominated. The people who are releasing the movie get excited, they want you to do more, and you understand it because the awards can maybe get more people to see the film. This, on its face, is a good thing. However, it is all bullshit, it is all annoying and it is all very problematical. But it gives people stuff to write about, gives structure, we understand. But I won’t be watching any of the awards shows.” MOVIELINE

Sasha Stone considers how art and politics interact during an Oscar campaign in the social networking era. AWARDS DAILY

Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler dress the part for NBC’s promotional photo of the awards emcees. TV LINE

Production designer Eve Stewart and costume designer Paco Delgado discuss the challenges of bringing 19th century France to life in the film adaptation of “Les Miserables.” DEADLINE

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“Tabu” tops Guy Lodge‘s list of the best films of 2012. Also included are “Mirror Mirror,” “Magic Mike,” and “The Master.” IN CONTENTION

EW’s Anthony Breznican on why he wishes he lobbied harder for underdog “Compliance” star Ann Dowd. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

One thought on “News Nuggets: David Cronenberg has no interest in Oscar ‘bullsh*t’

  1. I am sorry we are being so annoying in our efforts to reward GOOD movies, David. Geez, all these people turning on the award shows. Is it wrong that we try to value good cinema? Could the awards be handled better? Sure, anything could. Calling it BS though is doing no one any good. And geez, I just enjoy the competitive aspect of it. It does not devalue a movie if it doesn’t win. It’s just for fun.

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