This Tuesday the nominations for the 95th Academy Awards were announced and among the names of the candidates for best actor, it was surprising to hear that of Brendan Fraser.
At 54, the protagonist of “The Mummy”, for the first time he will fight to obtain the coveted golden statuette, thanks to the incredible work he did on the tape “The Whale”, where he plays an overweight man struggling to get over the death of his boyfriend while trying to get his daughter back.
Following his nomination, Fraser issued a statement in which he not only thanked for this important achievement The Academy also called this moment a life-changing gift.: “(This nomination is) A gift that I certainly did not see coming, but it is one that has profoundly changed my life,” he wrote in the document released by People magazine.
Brendan, who returns to the small screen after three decades of absence, He said he was satisfied that other of his colleagues have also been contemplated for this important ceremonyWell, let’s remember that her co-star, Hong Chau, was nominated for Best Actress, while the makeup team is also in one of the shortlists.
Lastly, he credited the director, Darren Aronofsky, for giving him the opportunity to play a role that has changed him and meant so much, in such a short time: “I wouldn’t have this nomination without Darren Aronofsky, (writer) Samuel D. Hunter and the extraordinary cast and team that gave me Charlie’s gift,” he concluded.
“The Whale” has come to consolidate Fraser’s career, mostly focused on comedy, since, in addition to his Oscar nomination, he won at the Critics Choice Awards for best actor and was considered at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards in the same category.
On March 12, Brendan Fraser will face Austin Butler, Colin Farrell, Paul Mescal and Bill Nighy to rise as the best actor of the year.
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