21 January 2013 7:21 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

As you probably remember, Joaquin Phoenix has feelings about awards season.

"I think it's bulls--t," Phoenix said to Elvis Mitchell during an interview last year. "I think it's total, utter bulls--t, 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."

Phoenix later walked back some of those comments -- "I wouldn't have the career that I have if it weren't for the Oscars. I haven't been in a lot of movies that have made a lot of money ... and getting nominated [for 'Gladiator' and 'Walk The Line'] has probably helped my career tremendously," Phoenix said to the Sydney Morning Herald -- a gesture which may helped secure his »


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