French actress Julie Delpy has slammed movie award ceremonies and Hollywood in general.
She dismissed both the Oscars and Golden Globes, believes that the Hollywood movie scene has killed off the independents, and feels that “90% of movies made in Hollywood are crap.”
“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% 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 Hollywood executives 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."
Delpy didn't leave herself out of the criticism, and the Before Midnight star also took a swipe at her own involvement 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% of movies made in Hollywood are crap.”