Brendan Fraser Tearfully Accepts Award For ‘The Whale’ In First Solo Movie Win In 25 Years

Brendan Fraser, one of the endearing actors shuffling via the awards circuit’s high ranks, simply nabbed a significant win.

Whereas TV’s brightest stars gathered Monday on the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Fraser and his indie-movie cohorts attended the Toronto International Movie Competition — the place Fraser received a Tribute Award for Efficiency coinciding along with his function in Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale.”

“This is new for me, as things go,” joked Fraser. “Because normally I’m the guy at the podium who hands these things out, and I got really good at it. The trick is: Left hand, hold; right hand, shake. Left hand, hold; right hand, shake. Yeah.”

The actor spent the final quarter-century on Hollywood’s sidelines. Whereas “The Mummy” made him a recognizable film star, his final solo award as a movie actor was on the Seattle International Movie Competition in 1997.

“Apart from being a part of some impressive and talented ensemble casts, I think that the last time that I waited to hear my name called aloud to receive an award was in grade four. And it was from the peewee bowling league,” Fraser stated in Toronto.

“Wait, it gets better,” he continued. “It was a little cup, it was about yay high and it had the words ‘high game handicap’ engraved on it. To this day, still don’t know what that means. But mom said it was a major award. Oh, also engraved on the plaque was the name ‘Brian Fusher.’”

Fraser mysteriously vanished from the highlight after publicly revealing that somebody within the trade sexually assaulted him.

He took smaller roles in unbiased movies with out fanfare earlier than touchdown the function as an endearing 600-pound English instructor in “The Whale” that appears to have received critics’ hearts — and an enthusiastic standing ovation in Toronto that introduced Fraser to tears.

This week’s win could sign a full-fledged comeback, and powerful probabilities he’ll be nominated for an Oscar, in accordance with EW.

“‘The Whale’” is a redemption story — he’s gone via vital life modifications and has forgotten about who he’s and those he loves, and he’s operating out of time to inform them that — if he can in any respect,” Fraser stated in Toronto.

“Brian, if you’re in the house, you can pick up your janky 45-year-old trophy at the coat check after the show,” joked Fraser. “This one’s mine.”