Naomi Watts doesn't approve of the Oscars. The 39-year-old star - who received a Best Actress nomination for her role in '21 Grams' in 2004 - believes filmmaking should not be a "competition."
She said: "I'm not going to lie, it's nice to get recognition from your peers. It means a lot. But I also feel one's work shouldn't be judged against someone else's. It's not a competition."
The 'Funny Games' actress also dislikes the amount of campaigning which goes on during the build-up to the Oscars. She said: "You get asked to do an enormous amount of publicity to promote your chances, and I don't necessarily think it works."
"It isn't what acting and making movies is all about. When I wasn't nominated for 'Mulholland Drive' in 2001 everyone kept saying 'Oh, sorry you're not nominated', when the thought of being on the shortlist hadn't even crossed my mind in the first place."
The 80th Academy Awards are due to take place with a star-studded ceremony at California's Kodak Theatre on February 24. However, rumors are still rife the traditional glitzy ceremony will not take place because of the Hollywood writers' strike.