Brendan Fraser's tearful awards acceptance speech is the big win he deserves
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Brendan Fraser has had quite the year. The internet’s sweetheart is currently swept up in the whirlwind that is awards season for his recent performance in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale. Fraser portrays a 600-pound social recluse called Charlie who attempts to rekindle his relationship with his 17-year-old daughter Ellie.
Last year, the film received multiple standing ovations when it premiered across several film festivals. Fraser’s friends, including Adam Sandler, have shared touching tributes about just how happy it makes them seeing the actor thrive. Fraser opted not attend the recent Golden Globe awards after suffering an alleged sexual assault by the former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), Philip Berk. Fraser did attend last night’s Critic’s Choice Awards though, taking home the award for ‘Best Actor.’
Check out the actor's speech below.
Fraser accepted the award with a tearful speech (Via Huffington Post), and it’s the wholesome win he deserves. “I was in the wilderness, and I probably should have left a trail of breadcrumbs, but you found me,” Fraser said to director Aronofsky. “Like all the best directors, you merely just showed me where to go to get to where I needed to be.” That’s when a piano attempted to play Fraser off the stage, but he didn’t budge. You have your moment, king.
“If you [are] like a guy like Charlie, who I played in this movie [and] in any way, struggle with 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,” he continued, very much moved to tears. He ended by thanking the audience.
Co-star Sadie Sink could be seen giving the actor a standing ovation. All eyes will now be on the Oscars. The nominations are due to be announced on 24 January.
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