Brendan Fraser Wins Best Actor At Critics Choice Awards!
Brendan Fraser might not have won a Golden Globe last week, but he did win the Best Actor prize at last night’s Critics’ Choice Awards, which everyone had been expecting him to win. The actor, who was present to accept the award for his work in the Darren Arnonofsky drama The Whale, delivered an emotional acceptance speech after receiving the honor.
Brendan Fraser is anticipated to win the same prize at the 2018 Academy Awards, having already received much praise for his performance from reviewers. He was struck by emotion as he realized that, for the time being, his Critics Choice victory had put him on the road to fame. He began speaking to the crowd by citing Herman Melville, who said:
Only five critics exist in America; the others are dormant. I’m not sure what it means either, but I’m so grateful that you were awake for me.
He thanked the film’s director and co-star, Sadie Sink, for allowing him to be in the movie and contributing to its success. Darren Aronofsky said:
“I was lost in the woods and maybe ought to have left a trail of breadcrumbs, but you found me… and like all the finest directors, you just showed me where to go to get to where I wanted to be.”
WATCH: Brendan Fraser thanked director Darren Aronofsky (director of ‘The Whale’) after winning best actor at Sunday’s 2023 Critics Choice Awards, telling him he “was in the wilderness” before taking on the project.
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He concluded by using his character’s difficulties in The Whale as a metaphor for life and pointing out that sometimes you need strength to survive despite the odds. And he said:
“If you, like a guy like Charlie, who I played in this movie, in any way suffer from obesity, or you just feel like you’re in a dark sea, I want you to know that if you too can have the strength to just get to your feet and go to the light, good things will happen,” Charlie said in the movie.
Brendan Fraser, Who Starred In The Whale, Will Win The Best Actor Oscar
Brendan Fraser will undoubtedly be in the running for an Academy Award for his performance in The Whale. Still, he will have some stiff competition in a field that might feature Colin Farrell, Hugh Jackman, and Austin Butler. Brendan Fraser was left out of the specific Golden Globes action.
Still, given his history with the ceremony, many on social media questioned whether his win was a realistic possibility on the evening. Butler and Farrell both won Best Actor awards at the Golden Globes in their respective Drama and Musical or Comedy categories.
But when it comes to the Oscars, any of the three might win the top actor honor, according to the majority of those making predictions, who assert that the category is essentially a three-horse race to the end. It will be impossible to predict how the Oscar will turn out when the awards ceremony comes around, as all three performers have already received recognition for their starring parts. If you think this is interesting, please share it with your friends. For more updates and the latest news regarding celebrities, Visit Newswatchlist.com.