No Oscars For Joaquin Phoenix, Thank You

Moments after the world got word that Kellan Lutz is on a long road that will certainly eventually end in an Oscar, Joaquin Phoenix has revealed that he DOESN’T EVEN WANT ONE? AND ALSO SOMETHING ABOUT CARROTS? Why do we even have the Oscars, just let these guys figure it out for themselves! From Interview:

“I’m just saying that I think it’s bullshit. I think it’s total, utter bullshit, and I don’t want to be a part of it. I don’t believe in it. It’s a carrot, but it’s the worst-tasting carrot I’ve ever tasted in my whole life. I don’t want this carrot. It’s totally subjective. Pitting people against each other … It’s the stupidest thing in the whole world. It was one of the most uncomfortable periods of my life when Walk the Line was going through all the awards stuff and all that. I never want to have that experience again. I don’t know how to explain it—and it’s not like I’m in this place where I think I’m just above it — but I just don’t ever want to get comfortable with that part of things.”

Strong words. Strong and totally understandable, actually! Joaquin Phoenix saying he doesn’t want to have to deal with the Oscars is far and away the most understandable thing Joaquin Phoenix has said or done in recent memory. CANCEL THEM. Cancel the Oscars. No one wants to deal with it, NOT EVEN Joaquin Phoenix. We’ll have a party and eat snacks and drink a $17 bottle of sparkling wine for some other reason. Oscars cancelled! Sorry, Kellan Lutz! (Via AVClub.)