Robin Williams has slammed OSCAR organisers for introducing a new ceremony rule that involves having all category nominees onstage as the winner is announced - because it will be like an awkward beauty pageant.

The comic, a previous Oscar winner, feels the idea will make the awards show even more excruciating for stars that don't win.

He says, "It's like Miss America (pageant). It's bad enough you have to sit in the seat and somebody else is winning and you have to clap and he doesn't even have a green card!

"To have them all up there is like a reality show gone berserk."

15/02/2005 21:42