Johnny Depp on Oscars: "I Don't Want to Win One of Those Things Ever"

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"They gave me one of those things, like a nomination, two or three times," he added. "A nomination is plenty."

Johnny Depp may be getting Oscar buzz for his portrayal of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger in Black Mass, but he's not particularly excited about it.

In fact, of the top honor, he told the BBC, "I don't want to win one of those things ever, you know."

Why not? "I don't want to have to talk," he said, referring to the acceptance speech that would then follow if he won the award.

Plus, "The idea of winning means that you're in competition with someone, and I'm not in competition with anybody," he continued. "I just stick to my guns and do what I want to do. Sometimes people don't like it, but that's alright."

Depp has been nominated for Oscars for his performances in 2004's Finding Neverland, 2007's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and the initial Pirates of the Caribbean film, which was released in 2003.

"They gave me one of those things, like a nomination, two or three times," Depp added. "A nomination is plenty."

In addition to Depp, Joel Edgerton is garnering awards attention for his performance as John Connolly, an FBI agent who grew up with Bulger, in the Scott Cooper drama. The crime film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson and Kevin Bacon.