In the 89th Academy Awards, Brie Larson announced that Casey Affleck as the 2017 Oscar-winner actor in a leading role for his performance in MANCHESTER BY THE SEA.
This was the first Oscar win for Affleck. The actor was previously nominated for an Oscar in 2007 for his performance in THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD. oscars best picture
Affleck, the younger brother of Ben Affleck, I choked, as he accepted his award and paid tribute to in one or the other actor in a leading role nominated Denzel Washington says, “One of the first people that taught me how to act, Denzel Washington, and I met him tonight for the first time. Thank you.” Below read the full text of Casey Affleck to the Oscar acceptance speech “:
Casey Affleck ‘ s speech transcript:
“This means so much to me, thank you. One of the first people who taught me was how to act Denzel Washington, and I met him for the first time tonight – thank you. And to all the other nominees who have done great work, I am proud to be in their company. You guys are very brave and I admire what you do. And I’m just here, really, because of the talents and the good will of so many people that are impossible to call, but most of all, Kenneth Lonergan, who has this part and without this part and without his writing, I would not be here, for sure.
Man, I wish I had something bigger and more meaningful to say, but I’m really proud to be a part of this community and I look out on all of them, and I have this whole year, and I’m just speechless, I’m included. It means a lot to me. Thanks also to Matt Damon, for creating this opportunity for and Patrick and Boomer and so many people, of course, my mother and my father, for the most (usually) the faith in me in this, and thank you all very much.”
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In MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, Casey Affleck, Lee, Chandler is playing. When his beloved older brother craftsmen Lee Chandler dies, back in his home town, a dense fishing community in Massachusetts. To cope there, Lee fights, with his current heartache and a tragedy from his past, while he also comfort the force, to his teenage nephew, who has left in his care.