Critics’ Choice 2023 WINNERS: Brendan Fraser the comeback king SOBS as he beats Austin Butler to scoop Best Actor Critics’ Choice 2023

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54-year-old Brendan Fraser broke down in tears after he beat Austin Butler to scoop ‘Best Actor” at the just-ended Critics Choice 2023.

Winning the award, Brendan Fraser beat other actors like He beat out an impressive field which included: Austin Butler – Elvis, Tom Cruise – Top Gun: Maverick, Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin, Paul Mescal – Aftersun, and Bill Nighy – Living.

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Giving his acceptance speech, Brendan Fraser who was in tears and emotional about everything stopped at a point and said; “If you, a guy like Charlie who I played in this movie. 

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‘If you struggle with obesity or you feel like you are in a dark sea, I want you to know that if you can have the strength to just get to your feet and go to the light, good things will happen. Thank you. Good night.’

While giving his acceptance speech, Fraser quoted a famous American novelist as he began it by saying: ‘Thank you. Thank you for this honor, Critics Choice Association. Thank you. It was Herman Melville who once wrote that there are only five critics in America. The rest are asleep. I don’t know what it means either. But I’m sure glad that you woke up for me. Where were you?’

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He also thanked acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky for the project as he said: ‘ I was in the wilderness. I probably should have left a trail of breadcrumbs. But you found me. And like all best directors, you merely just showed me where to go to get to where I needed to be.’



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