added: 16 Feb 2012 // by: Film-News.co.uk Newsdesk
(Cover) - EN Movies - Seth Rogen is surprised the new Mission: Impossible movie missed out on an Oscar nod, claiming it was one of “the best” films of the year.
The comic actor is fulfilling hosting duties for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on February 25.
Seth feels that the fourth installment of Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible franchise – Ghost Protocol was deserving of a film award season nod, and was surprised when it was snubbed by ceremonies across the board.
“I honestly thought Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol was one of the best movies of the year. It got no love from awards, whatsoever. I loved that f**king movie!” he exclaimed in an interview with Collider.
“It was great! And, I thought Drive was awesome too. That got nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, but didn’t get any Oscar nominations. I thought that movie was awesome!”
Seth’s latest film 50/50 received nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards, but missed out on an Oscar nod. The star wasn’t surprised by the disregard.
“I don’t know. Overall, I feel like there are very few moments when the Oscars’ tastes intersects directly with my taste. I don’t consider it a snub, to be honest,” he replied when asked how he felt about the Academy Awards “snub”.
“That implies that I assumed it was going to happen. No, I work under the assumption that, generally speaking, my taste and the taste of the Oscar voters are not one in the same. Maybe the sequel will get nominated.”
Seth is looking forward to his hosting duties next week. However the funnyman has revealed his nerves ahead of the ceremony.
“I guess I’m as worried that I’m going to trip and do something stupid, as I am in any element of my life, which is a pretty constant level of concern with me. But, it’s no more than usual,” he smiled.
“I find that insulting because, to me, this is the holy grail of hosting gigs,” he replied when asked if he wants to go on to hosting bigger award shows if this time proves fruitful.
“That’s not true. Honestly, it just seemed like a fun thing to do. I probably put much less thought into it than most people would assume I did. It was not a part of some grand, calculated scheme to one day replace Ryan Seacrest. “
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