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Oscars 2018: Sam Rockwell bags Best Supporting Actor Award for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Sam Rockwell receives the award for Best Supporting Actor (Male) for the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: March 05, 2018 7:06 IST ]
Image Source : ANI Sam Rockwell receives the award for Best Supporting Actor (Male) for the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The 90th edition of prestigious Academy Awards has started. The Oscars 2018 ceremony is taking place in Los Angeles, which kickstarted with all the A-listers of Hollywood walking the red carpet at their fashionable best. Jimmy Kimmel has opened the Oscars 2018 night while chanting, ‘let’s get it right this time’. Sam Rockwell has bagged the Oscars for Best Supporting Actor for the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Also, the film has been nominated under the Best Picture category.

Sam Rockwell's portrayal of a racist sheriff's deputy in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri " has won the best supporting actor Oscar.

Rockwell had been considered the favorite to win the award, after picking up the same honor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last month and other honors.

His character has been the focus of backlash against "Three Billboards" by some who see its portrayal of racism as simplistic. Rockwell's acceptance speech focused on his love of movies, which he says his father helped foster by pulling him out of school when he was a young boy to go see a film.

He said, “My mum and dad's love of movies became my love of movies. So thank you for that mum and dad. I love you. Thank you the formidable Frances, we're at the convention Frances! Fantastic Woody Harrelson, you guys are my heroes. The rest of this incredible cast and crew. Incredible. Everyone involved in three three. Everyone who has ever looked at a billboard.”

(With Inputs from AP)

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