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Statuette tastes Susan sting
Susan Sarandon

Hollywood star Susan Sarandon has attacked the Oscars, accusing organisers of trying to “control” the event right down to what winners do with their awards.

Sarandon, 56, one of Hollywood’s most committed activists and a Left-leaning liberal, also condemned media coverage of the Iraq war. Broadcasters treated it like a “reality TV show” and should be ashamed, she told Radio Times magazine.

Sarandon, who won a best actress Oscar for Dead Man Walking and who has been nominated four other times, was temporarily banned from the Academy Awards ceremony after she and her longtime boyfriend, the actor Tim Robbins, protested at the event in 1993 over the treatment of Haitian immigrants.

In the magazine interview, she said she resented the way the organisers “make you sign a piece of paper saying you’ll never sell the statuette, except back to them for $1. I changed that to ‘market value’. It’s only an Oscar, not sperm”.

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