Tilda Swinton: ‘ashamed’ by Oscar

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  • Tilda Swinton reveals she never wanted Oscar

    It may be the most desired award in Hollywood, but Tilda Swinton has admitted that she never wanted her Oscar, and is ‘ashamed’ by it.

    The actress picked up the gong for Best Supporting Actress at this year’s Academy Awards, for her role alongside George Clooney in Michael Clayton.

    But rather than being pleased by her win, the actress described her discomfort at bagging the award in a revealing interview with Blackbook magazine.

    ‘A lot of people really want one – really, really want one. And I’m embarrassed because I never did, and I feel a little ashamed that I was given one when I didn’t really want one,’ Swinton divulged on the award.

    She added, ‘The prize is probably the most famous in the world. For months, at least, people can tell you who won the Oscars, but nobody really knows who wins the Pulitzer Prize or the Nobel Peace Prize. It’s shameful, but true.’

    Swinton will next be seen in the Coen Brothers’ latest film Burn After Reading, which premiered last night at the Venice Film Festival.


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