For many of the artists who make movies there is nothing more degrading than the awards circuit. No one wants to admit that they make movies to win awards, because most people don’t make movies to win awards – they make them because they love making movies. They appreciate it when their peers and the critics love them enough to award their films, but they know just as well what it’s like to get no love or attention from either; a cold lover is a cold lover.
So when they ignore you one year and love you the next, are you to take that seriously? Do you believe them this time because this time it’s going to be different? And then, when you offer them something the following year and they turn their noses up at it, what then?