Source: Digital Spy
Julie Delpy on Award Shows:
‘They’re voted for by men who need money’
Julie Delpy has hit out at Hollywood award ceremonies.
The French actress dismissed the Oscars and Golden Globes, and believes that the Hollywood movie scene has killed off the independents.
“The problem with certain festivals, the people in charge always choose the same people,” Delpy told So Film.
“They choose their friends, even if the movie’s crap. That’s what annoys me the most. But a festival is a festival: awards, prizes, decorations. You need to see who votes and who chooses the movies.
“We have the Golden Globes. If you could see it, you wouldn’t believe that there’s anything good about it. The same goes for the Oscars. It’s 90 per cent white men over 70 who need money because they haven’t done anything in a long time.
” You just need to give them two or three presents and they’re in your pocket. It doesn’t mean anything to me, so I don’t really care if there are women in the selection process.”
The actress, who was recently announced as the writer and director of A Dazzling Display of Splendor, also blamed the Weinstein brothers for killing independent cinema.
She said: “I think they love cinema, but they also like to take a movie and give it an added value, then kill everything left behind.
“This has a lot to do with the Oscars. In the 90s, there were real independent movies, but they have slowly been crushed by the majors. The minute they take over something, they crush it.”
The Before Midnight star also criticized some of her own roles in Hollywood blockbusters.
“I’ve made some big movies before already,” she said.”Crap stuff like The Three Musketeers. Every time I’ve become a part of the Hollywood mainstream, it’s been crap! Let’s be honest: 90 per cent of movies made in Hollywood are crap.”