Tomas: I don't dare think of awards
Published 07/12/2011 | 12:32
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy director Tomas Alfredson has revealed he is trying not to think about the awards buzz surrounding the film.
The Let The Right One In director's big screen adaptation of John Le Carre's cult novel, starring Gary Oldman as George Smiley, which premiered in Los Angeles on Tuesday, is hotly tipped to be one of the front runners at this year's Oscars.
But Tomas said: "Well if someone would give you a medal if you've done something good it's a great thing, but you can't count on it and I don't even dare dream about it. Let's see what happens."
Despite his long successful film career Gary has never won the best actor Oscar, but is the favourite to win the award this year.
On the prospect of winning his first Oscar for best actor, Gary has previously said: "I don't follow it but it's nice if people are saying it, it's better than them not saying it."
On the red carpet in LA, Gary said of the film: "It demands something of you. Which I think is kind of nice, isn't it? When you come to a movie and it doesn't think you're stupid. I kind of like that.
"I would get your bathroom breaks and your popcorn and all of that out the way before you take your seat."