Will Smith
Will Smith, pictured on Dec. 12, 2016 in New York, isn’t expecting an Oscar in 2017. Getty Images/Theo Wargo

Come Oscar season, Will Smith isn’t expecting to see his name in the list of nominees. Smith’s latest film, “Collateral Beauty,” is shaping up to be one of the worst-reviewed films of 2016 and currently holds an 18 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

During an interview with Lorraine, Smith said he no longer stress over receiving Oscar nods. “There was a time in my life when box office was everything and if you didn’t get nominated you’re under the bed for three weeks and all of that,” he said. “It’s always fun to be invited to the party, but that’s all it can be.”

The actor’s comments echo what he said earlier this week during an interview with Variety. Appearing at the film’s New York City premiere, Smith said as long as viewers enjoy the movie, that’s all that matters. “I am a little bit beyond that at this point in my life,” he said. “Anytime that anyone likes it, I will take that.”

With the film being widely panned by critics, “Collateral Beauty” has ended up being one of Smith’s and director David Frankel’s worst films but like Smith, the director isn’t worried about awards season.

“I hope that people feel a desire to reconnect with their loved ones,” said Frankel. “I think it’s rare that you get to make a movie that has an opportunity to help people and it’s fun to know that people might reconnect and reach out and hug their kids.”

Regardless of how the film does with critics, Smith still enjoyed making the film and revealed he took on the role because he was “dealing with the impending loss” of his father.

“[My character] writes these three letters: He writes one to Love, one to Time and one to Death. In his deteriorated mental state, he mails the letters, and then Love, Time and Death respond,” Smith said. “I thought that was beautiful conceit for a film, so I was in at that point.”