Did Joaquin Phoenix cost himself an Oscar?
Critics nearly unanimously agreed actor Joaquin Phoenix delivered an outstanding performance in his latest film “The Master.” His performance branded him a contender for an Oscar award. However, Phoenix may have compromised his chances at this glittering prize. Phoenix sad to Interview magazine that he considers actor “campaigning” and the comparing of actors to each other in the form of awards “complete and utter bull****.” “I don’t believe in it.” said Phoenix, “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.” He shouldn’t be counted out yet, as there are examples of actors making such rants and still claiming the trophy. Mo’Nique, for instance, refused to campaign for Oscar votes back in 2010, but still managed to win a best supporting actress statuette for Precious