In a historic moment at the 92nd Academy Awards, Brendan Fraser took home the Best Actor Oscar for his role in “The Whale”. In a backstage interview, Fraser expressed his gratitude and humility for the award, calling it a “rewarding and affirming” experience.
When asked about the film’s impact, Fraser spoke about the importance of performing as if it were the first and last time, especially during the time of COVID-19. He also highlighted the secret ingredient of concern for one another and the work they do, which he believes is what sets the film apart.
Fraser was also asked about his experience playing a complicated queer character like Charlie in “The Whale”. He emphasized that Charlie was more than just a gay man, but a father, educator, and truth seeker who found love lost it and found it again. He hopes that audiences can take a page from Charlie’s story and know that with perseverance, good things will happen.
The past year has been a huge comeback for Fraser, who has been supported by his internet friends and fans. He expressed his gratitude for the support and said that the experience has taught him a lesson in humility and gratitude.
Fraser’s win has been celebrated by many, as he has been a fan-favorite for years. The award is a testament to his talent and hard work, and well-deserved recognition of his contribution to the film industry.