JOAQUIN PHOENIX thinks the Oscars are “total, utter bullsh*t.”

Wonder what made the Oscar nominee has against the Academy Awards?

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Joaquin Phoenix may have been rumored to be in the running for another Oscar with his notable performance in “The Master” but he thinks the honor itself is just crazy.

The “I’m Still Here” star probably doesn’t wish to start an argument, but when asked what he thinks about the possibility of his new movie being nominated for the prestigious award, the actor told Interview magazine:

“I think it’s total, utter bulls**t, and I don’t want to be a part of it. I don’t believe in it.”

While he probably doesn’t have anything against its winners, Joaquin just thinks it brings the competitive side in everyone… and not in a good way.

He explained:

“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 totally subjective. Pitting people against each other… It’s the stupidest thing in the whole world.”

His perception of the award has not changed since he was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in 2005′s “Walk the Line.” Recalling the experience, Joaquin admitted:

“It was one of the most uncomfortable periods in my life when ‘Walk the Line’ was going through all the awards stuff and all that. I never want to have that experience again.”

He continued:

“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.”

Just his statements make us feel uncomfortable too. Who doesn’t want to be recognized for their incredible acting skills?

The Academy Awards are definitely here to stay so maybe Phoenix should just suck it up or offer the award to someone else if he ever wins one.

What can you say about Joaquin‘s thoughts about the Oscars?

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