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Julie Christie Wants to Skip Oscars

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Jan 22, 2008 | 9:48am EST

Oscar nominee Julie Christie would love to boycott next month’s Academy Awards, but she's scared it would destroy her career.

The actress--who first won an Oscar in 1965 for her role in Darling--has picked up a new nod for her role as an Alzheimer's disease sufferer in Away from Her.

Speaking before discovering her nomination on Tuesday, the 67-year-old confessed she is tempted to make a stand and stay away.

She said, “I just don't have the guts not to go. It's pathetic, truly, to admit this, but even now I don't think I could deal with pissing off the media and all they'd say. I mean, what if I won and wasn’t there?

"I don't care about pissing off 'Hollywood,' because it really doesn't exist anymore. But pissing off the media? It was difficult when I was a girl, and they're not any kinder now. I just hate not being strong enough."

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