Damon: 'Oscars Voters Aren't Always Right'

MATT DAMON insists the Oscars are no indication of whether films are good or not - even though he's a past winner.
The Bourne Supremacy star picked up a Best Screenplay Oscar in 1998 for Good Will Hunting, a film which also earned him a Best Actor nomination - but he's sceptical about the way the Academy picks its winners.
He tells Parade.com, "I think that the best way to judge movies is, like, 10 years after they're released. I think they should actually do the awards that way.
"I think they should have done the Academy Awards this year for movies from 1998. I think it's better to look at a movie and then step back and look at it again. I don't think that the awards necessarily get it right. I think they get it wrong more often than they get it right."
It's not the first time the actor has questioned the validity of the Oscars - he campaigned for director Martin Scorsese to win his first Academy Award three years ago (06), insisting the prizegiving would be a "farce" if the moviemaker was overlooked for The Departed.
He said, "Marty's such a great, great director. He really wants it (Oscar) and he hasn't made that a secret. He's been upfront about saying it would really mean a lot to him.
"He never felt that Hollywood had validated his work because his work is centred around the east coast and New York and that somehow threatened the establishment or something. But it demeans the Oscars more than it demeans Marty that he doesn't have one, to be honest with you. Once he receives his (Oscar), then everyone who has one, their award is validated."
Scorsese won his first Best Director Oscar for The Departed. It was the sixth time he had been nominated for the award.


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