Ethan Hawke has revealed that he would "rather not win" an Oscar but hopes to be nominated as many times as possible.

Hawke was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Boyhood at this year's ceremony but lost out to Whiplash's JK Simmons.

Speaking with The Evening Standard he said, "So much mediocrity is strung up the flagpole. I'd rather not win.

"One of my acting ambitions is to beat Peter O'Toole who got eight nominations and never won."

He has already received four nominations in total so he only has four more to go to reach his target!