It was pretty clear that the Golden Globes weren’t going to award Brendan Fraser, but otherwise, the road to the oscars is clearCourtesy of Austin Butler: Not only is his performance in ‘The Whale’ amazing, but the entire film world is rooting for his story of redemption. And the first step towards the statue is achieved at the Critics’ Choice AwardsWhere his speech brought tears to the eyes of the entire audience.
“I was in the desert and I probably should have left a trail of breadcrumbs, but you found me”, the actor told Darren Aronofsky, who returned him to top-tier cinema after several years lost in television and films without much impact. More importantly, Fraser believes that the director showed him the way. “You showed me where to go where I needed to be”,
If, like Charlie, the character I play, you struggle with obesity in some way or feel like you’re in a dark sea, I want you to know that if you have the courage to rise and shine If there is strength to go, then good things will happen.
Not even the music warning about the end of the speech could stop him: Fraser is in his moment of glory and doesn’t want to leave anything in the pipeline Butler prevails in a brutal duel and does not win the prize for some months. Another recent returnee, Ke Hui Quan, who won again for “All at Once Everywhere” while paving her way to the Oscars, congratulated Fraser after the ceremony. This is not trivial: The two already knew each other from the filming of ‘The Man from California’ thirty years earlier. Two guys forgotten by Hollywood who are back in style. Nothing loves Hollywood more than a redemption story.