Brendan Fraser gives emotional speech after winning best actor Oscar for The Whale

Brendan Fraser won the best actor Oscar for his performance in The Whale at the 2023 Oscars.

The Whale was directed by Darren Aronofsky and stars Fraser (54) who plays a morbidly obese teacher who tries to reconnect with his daughter whilst in his dying days. Fraser's performance as the reclusive teacher in The Whale has been receiving critical acclaim since the film was released in early February of this year.  

Upon being announced as the winner, Fraser took the stage and said, "so this is what the multiverse looks like!". Fraser then began a speech laden with nautical references and metaphors, of which, concluded with the actor getting emotional as he thanked his castmates, manager, kids, and girlfriend:

"I just want to say thank you for this acknowledgement because it couldn't be done without my cast. 

"It's been like I've been on a diving expedition on the bottom of the ocean and the air on the line to the surface is on a launch being watched over by some people in my life like my sons, Holden, Leland, and Griffin (I love you Griffy), my manager JoAnne Colonna, Jennifer Plant, and my best first mate Jeanne."

Fraser then ended with: "Thank you again, each one and all. I'm so grateful to you. Goodnight."

Fraser has been winning countless awards this awards season for his role in The Whale. He won best actor at the Screen Actor's Guild and Critic's Choice Awards and was nominated for best actor for the Baftas and Golden Globes. Fraser opted not to attend the Golden Globes Awards Ceremony due to a sexual assault allegation Fraser alleged against former Golden Globes president Philip Berk.

This year's Oscar Award Ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, USA.



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