Press Trust of India
October 19, 2012 11:36 IST
Joaquin Phoenix is among the favourites to grab a nod for the 2013 Oscars for his role in The Master
Eccentric actor Joaquin Phoenix says
he hates the whole idea of the Academy Awards.
The 37-year-old actor is among the favourites to grab a
nod for the 2013 Oscars for his role in The Master, but he
said that he is not looking forward to the prospect of having
to go through the same as when he was nominated for honours
for his role as Johnny Cash in Walk The Line in 2005 and
2006. reported Daily Star online.
"I think I don't want to be a part of it. I don't believe
in it. It's a carrot, but it's the worst-tasting carrot I've
ever tasted in my whole life. I don't want this carrot. It's
"Pitting people against each other... it's the stupidest
thing in the whole world. It was one of the most uncomfortable
periods of my life when Walk the Line was going through all
the awards stuff and all that. I never want to have that
experience again," Phoenix said.
"I don't know how to explain it, and it's not like I'm in
this place where I think I'm just above it - but I just don't
ever want to get comfortable with that part of things," he