Quentin Tarantino — whose upcoming Western is expected to be an Oscar contender — raised eyebrows when he bashed recent Oscar films, particularly dissing two-time winner Cate Blanchett.

“Half of these Cate Blanchett movies — they’re all just like these arty things,” the filmmaker groused in New York magazine.

Ironically, Tarantino’s anticipated “The Hateful Eight” might be up against Blanchett’s “Carol,” both distributed by Harvey Weinstein.

Tarantino also knocked Ben Affleck’s 2010 “The Town” because everybody in it “is beyond gorgeous . . . The town whore, Blake Lively, is absolutely gorgeous. Jeremy Renner is the least gorgeous . . . and he’s pretty [bleeping] good-looking.”

This article originally appeared in the New York Post.

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