Actor George C. Scott was probably most famous for his role in the iconic World War II film Patton, in which he played the character of the same name the legendary General George Patton. George C. Scott ended up winning the Best Actor award for the year, however, he made no bones about why he did not want to accept it. Actually, he really did not like the idea of awards shows. George C. Scott called the Oscars a “two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons.” Instead, the producer of Patton, Frank McCarthy, stood at the podium on his behalf at the 1971 Oscar ceremony. Interestingly, even though George made it very clear he was not a fan of the awards shows, and pretty much insulted them, he was still nominated for another Oscar the following year for his role in the movie The Hospital.
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