Famous actor Brendan Fraser won Best Actor for his role in “The Whale” at Sunday’s Oscars in Los Angeles, and was visibly emotional during his heartfelt acceptance speech.
Fraser gave viewers the warm and fuzzies and seemed truly humbled as he took the stage to accept the award. His speech was genuinely delivered, yet he made sure to hit all the main points and give credit to those who helped him achieve this honor.
“So this what the multiverse looks like. My goodness,” Fraser said.” I thank the Academy for this honor, and our studio A-24 for making such a bold film.” The actor had tears in his eyes and was out of breath throughout his entire acceptance speech.
Fraser continued by thanking others for being part of the overall success of the film. He addressed his absence from Hollywood and acknowledged the gratitude he felt for his comeback with “The Whale.”
“And I’m grateful to Darren Aronofsky for throwing me a creative lifeline, and hauling me aboard the good ship, ‘The Whale,'” he said. “It was written by Samuel D. Hunter who is our lighthouse, Fraser said.
Fraser was overtaken by emotion as he credited the other nominees in his category.
“Gentlemen, you laid your whale-sized hearts bare, so we could see into your souls like no one else could do, and it is my honor to be named alongside you in this category,” Fraser said.
The famous actor then took his win full-circle by adding some personal context to his speech.
“I want to tell you that only whales can swim at the depth of the talent of Hong Chau,” he said.
“And I started in this business 30 years ago, and things didn’t come easy to me, but there was a facility that I didn’t appreciate at the time until it stopped,” he said.
“And, I just want to say, thank you for this acknowledgement because it couldn’t be done — my cast — it’s been like I’ve been in a diving expedition at 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 and Leland and Griffin,” he said.
“I love you, Griffy,” Fraser said, as he glanced toward where his son was seated. (RELATED: Hugh Grant’s Awkward Interview Suggests He Couldn’t Care Less About The Oscars)
“My manager JoAnne Colonna, Jennifer Plant, and my best first mate Jeannie. Thank you again, each one and all,” he said.
Fraser closed off his speech while struggling to hold back his tears.
“I’m so grateful to you. Goodnight,” he said.