Dame Helen Mirren thinks award shows are pointless.

Dame Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren

The Oscar-winning actress insists she doesn't care about receiving accolades for her work because "there's no winning or losing in art."

The 69-year-old star said: "In our job as actors and actresses, we are first and foremost artists. And artists are not athletes. There's no winning or losing in art, honestly."

The British actress, who is currently starring in 'The Audience' on Broadway, picked up the favourite leading actress award at the Broadway.com Audience Awards reception in New York City on Tuesday (19.05.15), but claims she was fully prepared to walk away empty handed.

She told PEOPLE.com: "Well, you don't think about [winning], honestly."

The 'Queen' star previously admitted she only accepted her damehood from Queen Elizabeth II for her services to the performing arts in 2003 for the sake of her late parents.

Speaking last month, she said: "Becoming a dame was a whole different thing. It was to do with my family, with my mum and dad, and the world I grew up in. And they were both dead by the time ... but I accepted it for my parents."