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Julie Delpy puts down the Academy Awards: "It doesn't mean anything to me."

Julie Delpy spoke out against the Academy just before the awards aired tonight. As she says, "It doesn't mean anything to me."
Julie Delpy spoke out against the Academy just before the awards aired tonight. As she says, "It doesn't mean anything to me."
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Nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay for Before Midnight, Julie Delpy has spoken out against the Academy Awards in an interview with So Film Magazine.

Delpy stated that the academy is:

...90 per cent white men over 70 who need money because they haven't done anything in a long time. You just need to give them two or three presents and they're in your pocket. It doesn't mean anything to me...

She goes on to say that the Weinstein brothers "killed the independent movie scene," and then went for her own throat, attacking some of her past works.

"I think they love cinema, but they also like to take a movie and give it an added value, then kill everything left behind. This has a lot to do with the Oscars. In the 90s, there were real independent movies, but they have slowly been crushed by the majors. The minute they take over something, they crush it."

"Every time I've become a part of the Hollywood mainstream, it's been crap! Let's be honest, 90 percent of movies made in Hollywood are crap."

You can check out the full article via The Independent here, where the 44-year-old French actress goes on to make her voice heard about Hollywood and the modern day film industry.

The 86th Annual Academy Awards is airing live tonight on ABC at 7 p.m. EST.