Ethan Hawke Once Shared That He Was ‘Allergic’ to Award Chasing Films


Actor Ethan Hawke has been involved in a couple of films nominated for an academy award. Still, however, the Training Day star doesn’t do a film just because it might win an academy award. In fact, Hawke revealed that he looked down on those kind of Oscar-bait movies.

Ethan Hawke believed the Oscars was a way to measure a film’s success

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The success of a film is usually measured by how much money it generated at the box office. But for Hawke, the Oscars offered a different means of gauging a movie’s quality. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Hawke was asked what he felt about the Oscars maybe adding a most popular film category. As the name implies, this category would’ve voted what film was deemed the most popular of that year.