Oscars 2008: Simon Cowell - I didn’t want to go to the snobby Oscars
The American Idol judge was joined at the event by a number of top stars - including Kate Beckinsale, Sean Combs, Mary J Blige and Portia De Rossi with last year’s ceremony host Ellen DeGeneres - but he insists the party didn’t feel like a consolation prize.
He explained: “I have nothing to do with the Oscars - and nor do I want to.”
“They think I’m the Antichrist. They don’t like us TV people to be part of it - it’s ridiculous. It reeks of snobbery.”
“I hate the whole movie industry. It’s so stuck up I can’t bear it.”