When Casey Affleck won his Oscar, Brie Larson's face said it all

28 February, 2017, 00:42 | Author: Courtney Perry
  • Dev Patel is seen during rehearsals for the 89th Academy Awards on Saturday Feb. 25 2017. The Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 26

While this might be a reason for celebration for the new Oscar-winner, not everyone was so eager to join in with the applause.

It is Affleck's first Oscar. Affleck was in contention for the award with talented actors like Denzel Washington for "Fences", Andrew Garfield for "Hacksaw Ridge", Ryan Gosling for "La La Land" and Viggo Mortensen for "Captain Fantastic".

Embarrassment: Casey (left) was hugged by brother Ben (right) after winning Best Lead Actor at the Oscars on Sunday. The women also said that Affleck and the film's star, Joaquin Phoenix, locked themselves in the women's shared hotel room with two other women, allegedly to have sex with them. Lonergan wrote and directed Manchester by the Sea, which also received nominations in the film, director (Lonergan), actress in a supporting role and actor in a supporting role categories.

Last night, Brie Larson presented Casey Affleck with his Oscar for Best Actor, and she did not look happy about it. In Manchester By The Sea, Affleck played a man who returned to his hometown - Manchester - after his brother's death.


In addition to the perceived snub of Washington, many people were upset by Affleck's win because of the sexual harassment allegations leveled against him, which were settled out of court.

Manchester's original screenplay Oscar win is the culmination of several previous original screenplay wins this season including BAFTA, Critics' Choice, Independent Spirit Award, Golden Globe and National Board of Review. But there was, at least, one silver lining that the internet has latched onto: Brie Larson didn't applaud Casey Affleck, and, to fans, she said more with that one simple gesture than any words ever could.

He was presented the award by last year's best actress victor Brie Larson.

After he was handed the coveted Best Actor award Sunday, harsh criticism of Affleck and Hollywood's sexist "Boys Club" flowed in from around the Internet on Monday.

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