And we have a winner! The competition was tough in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category at the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, but the award ultimately went to Mark Rylance, for his amazing performance in ‘Bridge Of Spies’.
Mark Rylance, 56, is officially the winner of the Best Supporting Actor award at the 2016 Oscars! His fellow nominees, including, Sylvester Stallone, 69,were tough competition, but it was Mark who came out on top of the rest with a well-deserved win. Find out what he said in his acceptance speech!
The British actor was incredibly gracious in his acceptance speech, thanking his director Steven Spielberg, his famous costar Tom Hanks and his fellow nominees. He went on to say, ‘It’s been such an honor. I’m so pleased that our film has been nominated so many times.’ Well done Mark!
This was such a great win for Mark because he was up against some really talented actors. His fellow nominees included Christian Bale, from The Big Short, Tom Hardy, from The Revenant, Mark Ruffalo, from Spotlight and Sly, from Creed. This is his first Oscar win, so he should be feeling incredibly excited!
It came as a shock to all when Mark took the award home because Sly swept awards season as the presumed favorite, winning supporting actor at the Golden Globes and the Critic’s Choice Awards. It also would have been the first Oscar for the actor, who was nominated at the 1977 Academy Awards for his first time playing the iconic character of Rocky Balboa.
Even Sly’s good pal and Expendables co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Twitter to share his support to him “No matter what they say. To me, you are the best. You were the winner. I’m proud of you,” the Terminator actor tweeted.
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