It’s that time of year again, ladies and gentlemen: the 95th Academy Awards are here! The Best Actor award is unquestionably one of the most keenly awaited categories as we wait for the winners to be revealed. All of the nominees for this year’s awards gave stirring performances that captivated viewers all across the world.
These actors really brought their A-game to the screen, delivering dramatic representations and fascinating characterizations. So without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the 2023 Oscar Best Actor nominees for this year.
Oscars 2023 Best Actor
At the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Brendan Fraser won the best actor Oscar for the film The Whale. Fraser plays a morbidly obese instructor in the Darren Aronofsky–produced a movie that Samuel D. Hunter adapted from his own play. Austin Butler, who played Elvis, and Colin Farrell, who played The Banshees of Inisherin, were among the competitors vanquished by Fraser.
Fraser has already received nominations for best actor at the Baftas and the Golden Globes for the part in addition to winning best actor at the Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice awards (for film drama). Fraser made the decision not to attend the latter after accusing Philip Berk, the previous president of the Golden Globes, of s*xually assaulting him in 2003 in 2018.
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ABC News shared a tweet: “So this is what the multiverse looks like…” Brendan Fraser accepts the Academy Award for Best Actor for “The Whale.”
“So this is what the multiverse looks like…”
— ABC News (@ABC) March 13, 2023
The accusation was labeled “pure fiction” by Berk. Although it was determined by an internal investigation that Berk had “inappropriately touched” Fraser, Berk’s behavior “was intended to be perceived as a joke and not as a s*xual advance,” according to the report. Fraser entered the room, visibly moved, and exclaimed, “So this is what the multiverse looks like!”
Darren Aronofsky, the film’s director, and Samuel Hunter, its writer, received praise from him. He said of them:
“You left your whale-sized hearts naked so we could see into your souls.” He spoke briefly about his early career in the sector before he concluded. He said, “I started in this company 30 years ago. Things were difficult for me, but there was a convenience that I took for granted until it ceased. Finally, he expressed gratitude to his wife Afton Smith, his “first mate,” and his three sons.