The Whale star Brendan Fraser had already made up his mind not to attend this year’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony after making allegations that the organization’s former president assaulted him in 2003. Now Fraser’s fans have called on everyone who supports the actor to boycott the event after he did not win the award. Brendan Fraser has long been considered the favorite to win the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of an obese man coming to terms with his past in the movie, The Whale. The Screen Actors Guild Awards, which are decided by peers in the industry like the Oscars, are a significant stop along the way.
The 54-year-old confirmed in November that he would ”not participate” in the Los Angeles-based event due to his history with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). He is nominated for the Best Actor award for his exceptional performance in The Whale.
Fans root for Brendan Fraser to win for Best Actor award for ‘The Whale’
Fans are already calling Brendan Fraser the winner of the best actor award after seeing a preview of his remarkable transformation. People were shocked to see the 54-year-old’s physical transformation in the early scenes of Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale. The actor once played the muscular George of the Jungle, lest we forget. Charlie, a 600-pounder who left his family to date a gay man who later passed away, sends the movie’s reclusive lead into a spiral of guilt-driven binge eating. He later tries every effort to reconcile with his teenage daughter. The full transformation has been revealed in these early scenes of the movie, and people are thrilled with it. Fraser, who plays Charlie, had been spotted on the red carpet sporting a fuller figure than he might typically do.
One passionate fan tweeted, “the King better get it or we riot.” Another person added, “by the way, you should boycott the Golden Globes if you care about Brendan Fraser and the unnamed hundreds of other people who were assaulted.”
He better get it pic.twitter.com/qbZAgnvt3P
— Will_BalRaven (@Will_Balraven19) January 11, 2023
If Adam Sandler gets in at the Oscars for this instead of Uncut Gems I’m going goblin mode.
— Jeff (@Dinky_Winks) January 11, 2023
Oh Brendan Fraser is taking that SAG that’s for sure and with a long standing ovation.
— hyperflax (@xandyeugh) January 11, 2023
If Austin Butler wins the Oscar over Brendan Fraser I will lose my mind and commit arson pic.twitter.com/wUGFn9xH5v
— L (@frantasticcal) January 12, 2023
Just give Brendan Fraser his damn Oscar already!!! mvs
— Movie Menfess (@moviemenfes) January 10, 2023
If Brendan Fraser doesn't get an Oscar for this I'm starting hell! pic.twitter.com/FAHbVfo1bZ
— Darcest_Light (@darcest_light) January 7, 2023
brendan fraser we’re gonna get you that oscar pic.twitter.com/7tqmAamJWW
— hannah (@hahncolman) January 11, 2023
He is best known for his work in action franchises like The Mummy, but he has had trouble shaking off early comedic roles in movies like George of the Jungle and Bedazzled. The Whale, on the other hand, seems to be something different. The film, which also stars Sadie Sink of Stranger Things, Hong Chau, Samantha Morton, and Ty Simpkins, will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2022. When discussing the project last year, Fraser revealed that becoming a 600lb widow was by no means an easy transformation.
Brendan Fraser won’t attend the ceremony despite being nominated
Brendan Fraser explained why he chose not to attend the event to GQ last year, saying, “I have more respect for history than I do for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. No, I will not participate. It’s because of the history that I have with them. And my mother didn’t raise a hypocrite. You can call me a lot of things, but not that.” However, Fraser’s accusations have been rejected as a “total fabrication” by Philip Berk, a former president of the HFPA. The first-ever sole Black host of the 2023 Golden Globes is the black comedian Jerrod Carmichael.
Well, Brendan Fraser seems to have the support of the entire world! Charlie’s journey was characterized by the actor as a “redemption story.” Let’s cross our fingers and hope he would win the Best Actor in Screen Actors Guild Award for The Whale.
The Whale was released in theaters on December 9, 2022.