The Academy may have honored Julie Delpy with a nomination this year, but earlier comments she made in an interview suggest the “Before Midnight” star may not be too fazed.
The 44-year-old French actress, whose “Before Midnight” script is a contender in the Best Adapted Screenplay category this year, spoke out against the glitzy Hollywood affairs that make up awards season, saying there isn’t “anything good” about the Golden Globes and the Oscars.
“It’s 90% white men over 70 who need money because they haven’t done anything in a long time,” she said in an interview with So Film magazine in November, according to the Irish Independent.
“You just need to give them two or three presents and they’re in your pocket,” Delpy said. “It doesn’t mean anything to me, so I don’t really care if there are women in the selection process.”
The “Before Sunrise” actress’ comments extended to Hollywood studios — naming the Weinstein Company — and their effect on independent filmmaking after adding big budgets to films.
“This has a lot to do with the Oscars,” she said. “In the ’90s, there were real independent movies, but they have slowly been crushed by the majors. The minute they take over something, they crush it.”
Delpy even went on to slam some of her own work, saying that “90%” of movies made in Hollywood are “crap.”
We’ve discussed Julie Delpy and her awesomely Saggo big mouth before & voila here she goes again. You have to give her credit for candor and guts, yes? But her Sun-Venus in Sagittarius must be constantly at war with her Virgo Rising. She seems to have shelved her film Virgo Rising for the moment – last i read she intended to involve Woody Allen.
Speaking of W.A. – also a Sagg with Virgo Rising – this Slate article asks Hollywood Spin Doctors what they would suggest Cate Blanchett addresses the topic of the controversial director, should she (deservedly) win for Blue Jasmine and have to make a speech. Cate is a genius, her Jasmine was haunting and yet i personally am on team Dylan. She wrote that letter on her Saturn Return.
She has Saturn opposite her Taurus Sun at the moment – pressure that she no doubt would never betray; Blanchett also has Jupiter conjunct Pluto, the astro-signature of moguls. They don’t put a foot wrong, no matter how hard or strange the path.
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