I think it’s total, utter bullshit, and I don’t want to be a part of it. I don’t believe in it. It’s totally subjective. Pitting people against each other. It’s the stupidest thing in the world. 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.
Joaquin Phoenix on The Academy Awards, for Interview Magazine