Brendan Fraser delivered a heartwarming, emotional acceptance speech after winning Best Actor at the Critics Choice Awards.
The 54-year-old was recognized for his amazing performance in The Whale.
Watch the trailer below:
The actor beat Austin Butler, in Elvis, Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick, Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin, Paul Mescal in Aftersun and Bill Nighy in Living.
The Mummy actor was clearly moved by receiving this award after he made his comeback into movies following a long career break.
In his speech, he said:
“This movie, The Whale, it’s about love, it’s about redemption,”
“It’s about finding the light in a dark place and I’m so lucky to have worked with an ensemble that is incredible.”
“If you, like a guy like Charlie, who I played in this movie, in any way, struggle with obesity, or you just feel like you’re in a dark sea,”
“I want you to know that if you too, can have the strength to just get to your feet and go to the light. Good things will happen.”
He thanked his co-stars and the director of the film:
“Darren Aronofsky, I was in the wilderness, and I probably should have left a trail of breadcrumbs, but you’ve found me,”
“And like all the best directors, you merely just showed me where to go to get to where I needed to be.”
The plot of the film follows Charlie, played by Fraser, who is a reclusive 600lb teacher who is trying to reconnect with his estranged 17-year-old daughter.
He was clearly emotional while accepting the award, watch his speech below:
A well deserved win!