“[The Oscar speech] … I have no memory of it, and please don’t remind me of what I said. Funnily enough, at that time, I’d never seen the Oscars on the television. I knew that it was a big deal, but it didn’t have any real impact in my life. I remember being a little bit disappointed that it wasn’t more magnificent, [that] it wasn’t in a bigger room. And then I thought, ‘Why are you disappointed?’ I realized it was because my reference was The Bodyguard with Whitney Houston — that was the only time I’d ever seen the Oscars, and it was in a much pumped-up version. Nobody ran across the stage or got shot or anything!”
Rolling Stone asked the goddess Tilda Swinton to give her recollections on several of her most important roles on film so far, what with Suspiria opening wide this weekend (read my review here), and what she remembers thinking about winning an Oscar for Michael Clayton has perfectly summed up my attitude about the Oscars without having ever realized it until this moment.