The Oscars are just around the corner and the excitement over it is at its peak among both fans and celebrities. Like every year, the nominations include some popular faces that are already ruling Hollywood and some new faces that show immense potential to take those reigns over. One particular face that appeared in the Oscar nominations for the Best Supporting Role category was Sterling K Brown for his role in ‘American Fiction‘.
The actor has been nominated along with some stellar names in Hollywood including Robert Downey Jr. Brown has shown some modesty as he commented about what he thinks about his nomination and the chances of him winning.
“There’s No Losing Yet…” What Sterling K Brown Said About Winning An Oscar
Sterling K. Brown downplayed his expectations for the prestigious awards during his guest appearance on ‘The Graham Norton Show’. The actor, popular for his role as Randall Pearson on the show ‘This Is Us’ said he is sure is going to lose the Oscar to Robert Downey Jr.
However. he did not lose hope. The actor said that even if he loses this award, there will be more coming his way since this is only the beginning for him. “There’s no losing yet — it’ll happen in its own due time,“ Brown said.
Brown predicted that his fellow guest at the show, Colman Domingo, would likely take home the Oscar for Best Leading Actor for his role in ‘Ruskin’. Though Norton and other guests asserted that Brown stands a strong chance of winning, he conceded that “it’s totally fine” if he loses.
“I know that I’m not going to win,” he said, adding that he is very sure his fellow nominee Robert Downey Jr will take home the award for his performance in ‘Oppenheimer‘.
“He’s an incredible actor. You should give him love. And the fact that I get a chance to be nominated along with him and Mr. [Robert] De Niro and Ryan Gosling and [Mark] Ruffalo, I’m just happy to be in the room,” Brown said of Robert Downey Jr.
Nominated alongside Brown for the same category are Mark Ruffalo for ‘Poor Things’, Robert Downey Jr. for ‘Oppenheimer’, Ryan Gosling for ‘Barbie’, and Robert De Niro for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’.
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Brown Says The Script For ‘American Fiction’ Is “One Of The Best” He Has Ever Read”
Graham Norton, keeping his witty approach intact, teased Brown about the expected humility in his acceptance speech should he still win the award. “On the night, this will all be very humble,” Norton jested. “‘I can’t believe I won!'”
In another recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Brown said how much he admires the film he has been nominated for — ‘American Fiction‘, directed by Cord Jefferson and adapted from Percival Everett’s 2001 novel, ‘Erasure‘.
Brown praised the script as “one of the best” had ever read, and its ability to critique the industry’s portrayal of Black life for mass consumption. “It was able to make fun of an industry and also challenge it to say there are ways in which you could be better,” he said of ‘American Fiction‘.
“You are narrow in terms of Black life that you are willing to portray for mass consumption. I’m going to tell you that, and at the same time, I’m going to give you an idea of other stories that would be viable for mass consumption,” he added.
‘American Fiction‘ revolves around the character of a frustrated novelist, who is fighting the entertainment industry’s reliance on tired and offensive Black tropes. It received a total of five nominations for Oscars this year, including Jeffrey Wright for Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Picture.
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