Film legend Tony Curtis has launched a scathing attack on the Academy Awards, likening the annual ceremony to "ape s**t". The SPARTACUS actor, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the 1958 movie THE DEFIANT ONES, spoke of his disdain for the Hollywood awards as he picked up a Lifetime Achievement honour at the Empire Awards in London on Monday (13MAR06). Curtis, 80, says, "Everyone takes the Oscars far too seriously - it's ape s**t and so fake."