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'Cosmopolis' David Cronenberg: 'Awards season hoopla is bulls**t'

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David Cronenberg has said he is happy that his latest film Cosmopolis has not garnered any major award nominations.

The director explained to Movieline that he doesn't enjoy any of the hoopla that comes with awards season.

Robert Pattinson with David Cronenberg, Cosmopolis NYC premiere, August 13 2012

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(Pictured above: David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson at film premiere)

"Every year I try to be as disconnected as possible. This year it's been very easy because we haven't been nominated for any awards," Cronenberg joked. "It's not sour grapes, it's not compensation; it's a relief. It's very easy to get caught up in it if you are nominated."

He further explained: "The people who are releasing the movie get excited, they want you to do more, and you understand it because the awards can maybe get more people to see the film. This, on its face, is a good thing.

"However, it is all bulls**t, it is all annoying and it is all very problematical. But it gives people stuff to write about, gives structure, we understand. But I won't be watching any of the awards shows."

Cronenberg's most high-profile award nomination was his 'Best British Film' BAFTA Award nod for Eastern Promises, with the prize ultimately going to This Is England.

His latest movie Cosmopolis stars Robert Pattinson as a billionaire whose life is changed during a limousine ride through Manhattan.

Watch a trailer for Cosmopolis below:

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