The long and successful journey of Brendan Fraser and ‘The Whale’, which began at the Venice Festival, will come to an end next Sunday during the Academy Awards where the actor is emerging as the favorite to win the Oscar.
From viewers to critics, through specialized media, everyone is taking advantage of the days before the celebration of the 95th edition of the Oscars to make their pools with some very close contests between Argentina 1985 and No news at the front in the category of Best International Film or turning red by Domee Shi and Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro in the category of Animated Feature Film.
Emotion not only accompanies the audience, it is also on the side of the nominees who would bet everything to win the prestigious golden statuetteincluding Michelle Yeoh, an actress nominated for her role in Everything everywhere at the same timewhich recently announced that a third Oscar for Cate Blanchett (for her work on tar) would be unnecessary.
Someone who has also been unable to hide his excitement about the nomination but has expressed it in a different way is Brendan Fraser. Throughout this awards season, where he has been recognized by the Screen Actors Guild, the Hollywood Critics Association, and the Satellite Awards, among others, the protagonist of The Whale he has been deeply grateful, enthusiastic, empathetic and humble.
But above all, the actor who will work with Martin Scorsese in Killers of the Flower Moon, showed his consistency by not attending the Golden Globes on January 10 for the situation of sexual assault that he suffered some years ago by one of the members of the organization, pointing out that he was not educated to be a “hypocrite” and that his dignity is above any prize.
The actor, who was one of the best-known celebrities of the 1990s by starring in George of the Jungle and The Mummy, has received his first Oscar nomination for playing a morbidly obese man in the decline of his health and existence in the film Darren Aronofsky. And although he is emerging as the overwhelming favorite in the Best Actor category to win his first Oscar, it should not be forgotten that, along with Matt Dillon, Don Cheadle and Sandra Bullock, he was part of the cast of crashthe Oscar-winning film in 2006.