Brendan Fraser Loses Golden Globe Award for Best Actor After Protest – Rolling Stone

Brendan Fraser Lost In the golden balls Tuesday evening for his performance in the Whale. The actor was on Hollywood FPA Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama, but has been beaten out for the trophy by Elvis Star Austin Butler. Fraser became famous Refuse to attend the event After the organization’s former president Philip Burke was accused of wiping him out in 2003.

“I can’t believe I’m here now. I just want to thank the foreign press in Hollywood for this honor. I also want to say to my fellow nominees: You have done the most beautiful and profound work, and I am honored and proud to be included among you,” Butler offered during his acceptance speech.

Messing aroundr said GQ In November he said he would “not take part” in the awards show due to his history with the voting body for the coveted trophy.

“I have more history with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association than I have respect for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” said Fraser. “It’s because of the history I have with them. And my mother didn’t raise a hypocrite. You can call me many things, but not this.”

In 2018, the HFPA investigated Fraser’s allegations against Burke and found that “Burke had inappropriately touched Mr. Fraser”, but that “the evidence supports that it was intended to be seen as a joke rather than as a sexual advance”. The HFPA, which did not have any Black voting members as of 2021, fired Burke in 2021 over remarks he made about Black Lives Matter.

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Fraser said he would consider returning to the awards show if major changes were made to the organization.


“According to the rules of engagement, it would be my responsibility to look at it and make a decision at the time, should that become the case,” said Fraser. GQ. “And it must be, I don’t know, what word am I looking for… faithful? I want some gesture of making medicine out of poison one way or another. I don’t know what that is. But that would be my hope. But it’s not about me.”

Fraser already Won the Toronto International Film Festival Honors Award For his role in Darren Aronofsky Whale. He’s also among the front-runners for Best Actor at the 2023 Academy Awards on March 12.

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