British actor John Hurt is so disgusted about the OSCAR buzz surrounding Lost In Translation, he has promised to resign from the ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES, ARTS + SCIENCES if the film wins any accolades.

THE ELEPHANT MAN star, 63, doesn't understand why critics are raving about the Sofia Coppola comedy, which stars Bill Murray and lauded newcomer SCARLETT JOHANSSON.

John fumes to the EMPIRE ONLINE website, "There were no levels on which this film deserves an award, neither technical, screenplay, acting nor cinematography.

"I will resign from the Academy in protest if the film is to win any Oscars."

13/01/2004 13:53