Paul Schrader says what he thinks about the Oscars.
Paul Schrader is known for telling it like it is, which has kept him from getting awards, even the Oscars.
In an interview with Interview Magazine, the author of American Gigolo said that he had told his partners not to judge their success by how many awards they won.
“It’s hard not to feel good when people say nice things, even if you think they’re wrong,” Schrader said next. “On the other hand, I remember telling Scorsese years ago, because Marty really wanted to win an Oscar and should have won one for some of his films but didn’t, and he was upset about it, ‘Marty, if your top priority is to win an Oscar, you’re going to need a new set of priorities.'”
And luckily, he did win his, but if you look back at the long list of movies that have won, you’ll see that it’s not a group you want to be in.”
The director’s first Oscar nod came in 2019 for the movie First Reformed, which was up for Best Original Screenplay.
But the head of The Card Counter said that he is less and less interested in the ceremony.
“I haven’t seen it in 10 or 15 years,” she said. “I still voted, but I think I skipped 80 percent of the votes this time.”