Getaway actor Ethan Hawke has branded the Oscars "destructive" and "fake" just days before the movie industry's biggest ceremony.
The 42-year-old actor and two-time Oscar nominee, who received nods for 2001's Training Day and 2004 romance Before Sunset, has claimed that the Academy Awards have very little value.
In an interview with Gotham magazine, Hawke says: "People want to turn everything in this country into a competition... It's clear who the winner is and who the loser is. It's why they like to announce the grosses of movies, because it's a way of saying, 'This one is No. 1.' It's so asinine...
"If you look at how many forgettable, stupid movies have won Oscars and how many mediocre performers have Oscars above their fireplace. Making a priority of chasing these fake carrots and money and dubious accolades, I think it's really destructive."