Brendan Frazier snags Best Actor for “The Whale.”
Via The New York Times: ‘When film historians look back at the 95th Academy Awards, they may mark it as the start of a new New Hollywood. Voters honored A24’s head-twisting, sex toy-brandishing, TikTok-era “Everything Everywhere All at Once” with the Oscar for best picture — along with six other awards — while naming Netflix’s German-language war epic “All Quiet on the Western Front” the winner in four categories, including best international film. The film, which received a field-leading 11 nominations, also won Oscars for film editing, best actress and best supporting actor and actress, with Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis honored for their performances.”
Another comeback story for the evening was Brendan Frazier winning best actor for his portrayal of an a obese gay man in “The Whale” , Frazier’s first Oscar nomination in his 4 decades in the movie business.
Frazier was snubbed for the Best Supporting Actor nomination for Gods and Monsters in 1999.
The full list of winners is here.