Mirren Slams The Oscars
Actress DAME HELEN MIRREN has no time for Hollywood pomp, and insists the Academy Awards are simply "bulls**t". The British screen veteran has been nominated twice for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her roles in GOSFORD PARK and THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE - but she refuses to let the glamour go to her head. She says, "It's the very height of the most glorious bulls**t you can imagine. I'm not knocking it, it's marvellous. I've been there three times, I was nominated twice, my husband was nominated last year and it's incredibly enjoyable. "You must not take it seriously, though - therein madness lies."