Kurt Russell's been around long enough to know how the game's played -- if your movie wins an award, shut up about the director being embroiled in a controversy about police brutality!
We got Kurt -- with Tim Roth and Walton Goggins -- hours after their flick, "Hateful Eight" won the Hollywood Film Award for best ensemble. Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed the movie ... long before he joined a NYC protest against police brutality.
As Kurt and the cast left Mr Chow Saturday night, they were obviously trying to keep it light. Translation: Just win, baby.