Colin Farrell is philosophical about acting awards.

The Irish actor has been lauded for his starring role in 'The Lobster', but has revealed he doesn't get overly-concerned about winning gongs for his on-screen performances.

He shared: ''If the film is received well, and people go and see it and like it, that'd be amazing. Anything else, any of those awards things, they're fun: you obviously don't take them seriously. But if you completely go, 'It means nothing,' then ... it does mean nothing.

''Everything means f**king nothing, if you really want to break it down and get down to it.''

Colin piled on the pounds to star opposite Rachel Weisz in the sci-fi comedy movie - but it wasn't an experience he enjoyed.

He told Shortlist: ''It was fun for about two days. And then I was over-eating cheeseburgers for breakfast. I ate like a fool, you know? Chocolates and biscuits beside the bed. I'd wake up at three in the morning and, with my eyes closed, just get eating.

''At the start, I was having to shovel it in, and by the end, to keep my body going, I had to eat every few hours.''