The “train” of the awards season that will culminate in the Oscars has already started. It remains to be seen which passengers will make it to the end of the journey. With just a stop at Christmas and New Year’s Eve, these are weeks in which advertisements for the best films of the year follow one after another and the favorites unfold in interviews and circulate at parties, ceremonies and festivals, socializing with journalists, peers and Academy voters, all to stay relevant this season and land the nomination that gives privileged access to the golden statuette ceremony on March 12, 2023.Most actors and directors accepts that these authentic political campaigns are part of the promotion of his films, but there are those who dislike them: one of them is James McAvoy. eventually relegated to the back burner of teammates Keira Knightley and very young Saoirse Ronan for refusing to campaign in the 2007-08 season. “Atonement” would go on to be nominated for seven Oscars res, including Best Picture and Supporting Actress for Saoirse Ronan, winning the Oscar for Soundtrack. “Atonement”” data-title=”Oscars: James McAvoy turned down campaigning for “Atonement” so he wouldn’t feel “cheap” – SAPO Mag”> “Atonement” The aversion he has is explained with the direct testimony of what it took to do in the previous year for his colleague Forest Whitaker to win the Oscar for Best Actor with “The Last King of Scotland”. With himself in the antechamber for a nomination in the secondary actor category. the actor recalled in an interview with the British edition of GQ magazine that “it was clear to me that I was doing this to help other people. And I was totally available for that”. , I can’t do this, I won’t do this, I don’t want to do this. I don’t want to play that role. I’ll promote the film, try to help and get viewers into the cinema. But the campaign, I felt… I felt cheap” , he argued. James McAvoy says he was lucky because he was already at a stage in his career where he was not going to fail to receive offers because of his aversion to self-promotion in an awards season: shortly after he started making the first of four films “X -Men” as a younger version of Professor Charles Xavier. At 43 years old and about 27 years into his career, James McAvoy has yet to be nominated for an Oscar.