Lily Gladstone compares Hollywood award shows to Squid Game

Lily Gladstone isn't a fan of award ceremonies credit:Bang Showbiz
Lily Gladstone isn't a fan of award ceremonies credit:Bang Showbiz

Lily Gladstone has compared Hollywood's biggest award ceremonies to brutal Netflix series 'Squid Game'.

The 'Killers of the Flower Moon' star was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the film and she went on to win a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, but Lily is adamant she hated going to red carpet events - comparing the Globes to 'Squid Game' - in which contestants are put through gruelling challenges in a deadly game show and exterminated when they fail.

During an appearance on 'The Kelly Clarkson Show', Lily was asked if she "enjoys" award shows and she replied: "Meeting people is the fun part of it".

She went on to add: "The Globes was a little bit like 'Squid Game'. I mean the reality is, you’re in shapewear, you need to pee, you have commercial breaks but that’s the only time that you’re able to do it.

"So, it’s just a mad scramble and then that’s the time when you get to like jam in meeting idols like, you know, Meryl Streep. Of course, that part is not bad."

Lily went on to add she feels terrified about meeting other celebrities in case she embarrasses herself. She added: "I just kind of count on I'm going to say something stupid."

Lily made history at the Globes this year when she became the first Native American woman to win the prize for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and she delivered her acceptance speech in the Blackfeet language.

She told the audience: "I love everyone in this room. I don't have words. I just spoke a bit of Blackfeet language, a beautiful community nation that raised me, that encouraged me to keep going, keep doing this here with my mom, who, even though she's not Blackfeet, worked tirelessly to get our language into our classroom so I had a Blackfeet language teacher growing up ..

"I'm so grateful that I can speak even a little bit of my language, which I'm not fluent in, up here because, in this business, Native actors used to speak their lines in English and then the sound mixers would run them backwards to accomplish Native languages on camera."