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‘Oscars are the year’s low point’

hollywood Updated: Oct 13, 2011 01:35 IST

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Former Bond girl, Rosamund Pike, says she wants Oscars bosses to overhaul the prize-giving, branding award ceremonies the “low point” of the year.

“I find award ceremonies so often a low point. These are all the things I probably shouldn’t say, but I find them a low point of the cinematic calendar, because you’re celebrating all these fantastic performances, and you have people delivering trite lines in a sort of terribly pretentious manner on the stage,” says the 32-year-old actor.

Pride and Prejudice star did a blunder while presenting a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award earlier this year when she almost read out the winner before the nominees were listed. But the actor asserts that she wasn’t embarrassed by the slip-up, and insists the formal format of movie award ceremonies needs to be shaken up, Daily Express reported.

“Sometimes you think there has got to be a new format for these things. I can’t watch the Oscars, everybody thanking their mother, father, grandparents, nurses — it’s crazy, horrible,” says Pike.