You might have noticed that Woody Allen just won the Cecil B. Demille Award. You might also have noticed that’s Diane Keaton up on stage, not Woody Allen. Allen is being recognized for a lifetime of achievement but he’s also chosen not to attend. The reason? He doesn’t like awards shows.
His hatred of award shows is nothing new. Just have a peek of the below footage of Allen winning (or not winning?) the 1978 Best Director Oscar. Not an Allen in sight.