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Woody Allen uncomfortable with standing ovation

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Woody Allen uncomfortable with standing ovation

Woody Allen was left feeling extremely uncomfortable when he received a standing ovation lasting 20 minutes.

The 79-year-old director was honoured with the lengthy round of applause after his film 'Irrational Man' - starring Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix - premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday (15.05.15).

A source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six: "Woody didn't know what to do. He wanted to get out of the theatre, but they wouldn't stop applauding. He didn't know how to shut it down."

While his latest offering has proved to be a success, Woody has also revealed his concerns over an upcoming project after he signed on to direct his first ever television series for Amazon and is worried the show will be a "cosmic embarrassment".

He said of the currently untitled series - which will consist of 30-minute episodes - during a press conference the same day: "I thought it would be really easy to do six half-hours. I thought it would be a cinch. But it's not. It's very, very hard.

"I'm not good at it. I don't watch any television. I don't know what I'm doing, I'm floundering . . . I expect this to be a cosmic embarrassment."