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Brendan Fraser Gives Emotional Speech At The Critics Choice Awards

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Brendan Fraser gives emotional speech at the Critics Choice Awards after he won a big prize, and by the time he was done, almost everyone in the room was crying.

The actor was given one of the top awards of the night for his role in "The Whale": Best Actor. When he got onstage to thank his co-stars, the writer, and the director of the Oscar-buzzing movie, he started to cry.

At the ceremony, which took place in Los Angeles on January 15, Fraser was honored for his work in Darren Aronofsky's drama The Whale, which is about a 600-pound teacher who lives alone and doesn't talk to anyone (272kg).

Fraser has gotten a lot of praise since the movie came out in the US last year, and he is likely to be nominated for an Academy Award later this month.

Brendan Fraser Gives Emotional Speech As Best Actor

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Brendan Fraser Critics Choice awards 2023 speech

Brendan Fraser was moved to tears during his acceptance speech at the Critics' Choice Awards, where he won another prestigious award for his lead role in The Whale.

After his lead role in the Darren Aronofsky movie, the American-Canadian actor has been talked about for a number of major awards, including the Oscars. After getting a six-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival, he won his first big prize of the year when he won Best Actor at the CAA.

As he accepted the award for best actor for The Whale at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards, Brendan Fraser choked back tears as he gave a powerful speech.

Thank you for this honor, Critic’s Choice Association. It was Herman Melville who once wrote that ‘there are only five critics in America. The rest are asleep.’ I’m so glad you woke up for me. Where were you for Furry Vengeance?

- Brendan Fraser

“This movie, The Whale, is about love. It’s about redemption. It’s about … finding the light in a dark place. And I’m so lucky to have worked with an ensemble that is incredible and includes Hong Chau, who should have her own movie based on every character she has ever played.

- Brendan Fraser

And Sadie Sink, I’ve been telling everyone she’s incredible. … And Ty Simpkins, you won a game ball every day, and [writer] Sam Hunter, you’re my lighthouse.

- Brendan Fraser

And [director] Darren Aronofsky, I was in the wilderness and I probably should have left a trail of breadcrumbs, but you found me. And like all the best directors, you merely just showed me where to go to get to where I needed to be.”

- Brendan Fraser

Fraser plays Charlie, a 600-pound teacher who tries to get back in touch with his estranged teenage daughter Ellie (Sink) for one last chance to make things right. Fraser, who has been praised for his performance in the comeback role, ended his speech with an emotional message:

If you, like a guy like Charlie, who I played in this movie, 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.

- Brendan Fraser

Backstage, when he talked about the movie, he was almost speechless. He said, "It means more than I can say with words." He said that making the movie was "an act of faith" when asked what it meant. "We all worked on this piece as if it were the first and last time we would ever get to do it. And I think this movie can be very helpful."

Fraser was nominated for best lead performance at the Gotham Awards and best actor at the Golden Globes for his role in Aronofsky's movie. He also won the Critics' Choice Award. He is also in the running for best actor at the Oscars.

On Sunday night, The CW showed the 28th Annual Critics' Choice Awards live from the Fairmont Century Plaza. Chelsea Handler was the host.

Jeff Bridges was given the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Janelle Monáe was given the SeeHer Award. Here is a list of everyone who won at the Critics' Choice Awards.

Fraser has been on a kind of Hollywood break for over a decade. He is known for his roles in The Mummy trilogy, George in the Jungle, and as a guest star on Scrubs.

In 2018, the actor said that Philip Berk, who was the former head of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, sexually assaulted him at a lunch in 2003. He later told GQ that he thought he may have been blacklisted because he spoke out. “The phone does stop ringing in your career, and you start asking yourself why,” he said.

Also, the actor had to have several surgeries to fix injuries from stunts that were hard on his body early in his career. In 2007, he broke up with his partner of nine years, actor Afton Smith. In The Whale, he plays his first major role in a movie in years.

Conclusion

Brendan Fraser gives emotional acceptance speech for Best Actor at the Critics' Choice Awards made people cry. At the ceremony, which took place in Los Angeles on January 15, Fraser was honored for his work in Darren Aronofsky's drama The Whale, which is about a 600-pound teacher who lives alone and doesn't talk to anyone (272kg).

Fraser has gotten a lot of praise since the movie came out in the US last year, and he is likely to be nominated for an Academy Award later this month.

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