Ethan Hawke slams 'destructive' Oscars

Johannesburg, Feb. 24 (ANI): Ethan Hawke, who has previously received two nominations for the Academy Awards, has blasted the Oscars saying that he doesn't like the way they force films into being ranked.

The 42-year-old actor told Gotham magazine that people want to turn everything in the US into a competition so that it is clear who the winner is and who the loser is, News24 reported.

He said that this is why they like to announce the grosses of movies, as it is a way of saying that "This one is Number One."

"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," he added. (ANI)