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Academy Award Nominee

Oscars are Run By

Old 'White Men' Who Take Bribes

3/1/2014 2:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0301-julie-delpy-01Oscar nominee Julie Delpy has some pretty HUGE BALLS for a chick ... because the screenwriter just spanked the Academy hard -- saying it's just a bunch of crusty white dudes who take BRIBES for votes.

Delpy -- who's nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Before Midnight" with Ethan Hawke -- told So Film magazine via the Independent the awards are meaningless because voters are, "90% white men over 70 who need money."

"They haven't done anything in a long time," Delpy continued ... "You just need to give them two or three presents and they're in your pocket. It doesn't mean anything to me."

The actress also roasted the Weinstein brothers claiming they killed the independent movie scene ... and then dissed her own flicks, saying, "Every time I've become a part of the Hollywood mainstream, it's been crap! Let's be honest: 90% of movies made in Hollywood are crap."

Guess no one ever told her not to bite the hand that feeds you ... even if it's old, white and (allegedly) corrupt.

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Brooke    

She's right though. Just look at the Best Original Song controversy this year when that guy got the dumb Academy voters to nominate a song from a movie no one had ever heard of.

172 days ago
2.

flora68    

She is so gonna get sued!

172 days ago
3.

The world is disgusting    

Just like our Government!!

172 days ago
4.

Odog22    

The most truth I've heard in weeks

172 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Does a box of recently used and unwashed celebrity panties count as presents?

172 days ago
6.

7700boi    

I'd hit it......

172 days ago
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stu    

95%

172 days ago
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Gb123    

So... If everyone gives presents, what then?! I'm sure they all do. She's saying that because she knows not many saw her movie, and it will not win.

172 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

That is how most of the industrial world revolves anyway, all politics, money being exchanged, corruption. Happens with sports, government , financial institutions, I mean list goes on and on, why would entertainment be any different. Looking forward too the show though..hehe

172 days ago
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HRH Prince Michael    

@TheWorldisDisgusting:
That's probably because the "Motion Picture" Industry
is in-bed with the "Government".
ALL, in -near- DUE time.

172 days ago
11.

Stephen    

Duh.

172 days ago
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andrewlala    

Where does tmz find these chauvinist writers? Oh yeah Harvey picks them.

172 days ago
13.

Astrogenotype    

She's cool

172 days ago
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Brandon    

If that's the case Scorsese needs to suck some **** again to win Best Picture.

172 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Would she say the same thing if her movie won an Oscar...and picked up several extra millions at the box office because of it? Or does she do it for the artistic thrill?

172 days ago
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