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Lee Daniels

Oscars Can't Snub Me

'Cause I Don't Care About Awards

1/21/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lee Daniels couldn't care less about the Oscars dissing his flick 'The Butler' because he tells us he doesn't buy into Hollywood's self-congratulatory award crap, but the thing is ... we're not sure Lee's keeping it 100.

Here's the deal ... 'Butler' came up goose eggs for Oscar noms -- nothing for Lee, Forrest Whitaker, or Oprah Winfrey -- even though critics LOVED the movie.

Daniels shrugged off the controversy at LAX ... telling us, "we don't do it for the awards, we do it for the art" -- which is either a totally chill thing to say ... or just what you HAVE to say when you get snubbed. 


Daniels does end up getting a little consolation prize in this clip.

It's better than nothing. Barely.


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