Three Oscar nominations for The Whale , a highly appreciated film by Darren Aronofsky for which Brendan Fraser.
IT wins the nomination for Best Actor, for his extraordinary performance in the role of Charlie.
Hong Chau is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the character of Liz, while Anne Marie Bradley , Judy Chin and Adrien Morot are nominees in the Best Makeup and Hairstyling category. Two days after its release in Italian cinemas, we present a new clip in the original version
The Oscar nomination, the first of his career, confirms the epic importance of the return of Brendan Fraser, once again the undisputed star of the big screen after being away from it for many years, so much so that he deserves the neologism “Brenaissance”, the “renaissance of Brendan ”, as the international press consecrated him.
First nomination also for Hong Chau, who gave a surprising performance in the role of Liz, for which she has already received a BAFTA nomination, and who, after The Whale, will be seen on the big screen in Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City and Yorgos Lanthimos’ AND alongside Emma Stone.
For Best Makeup and Hairstyling, the Academy recognized the technical and creative talents of Anne Marie Bradley, Judy Chin and Adrien Morot – also BAFTA nominees – for their work on the character of Charlie.
For Brendan Fraser, the prestigious nomination comes after a long series of awards and recognitions, including the Critics Choice Award for Best Actor and the recent BAFTA nomination. The actor was universally acclaimed by critics for his incredible performance, called “momentous” by Variety, “outstanding” by CNN, “heartbreaking” by the Hollywood Reporter, “Oscar-winning” by ABC News, “powerful” by IGN, ” immense” for Polygon, “the role of life” for TimeOut – just to name a few.
The Whale is an emotional and deeply human journey – an intense and engaging story, intimate and personal that proves universal to touch the heart of the audience. Brendan Fraser as Charlie, an English teacher who must confront his own ghosts and an undisclosed love that has haunted him for years, as well as an unresolved relationship with his teenage daughter, for one last chance at redemption.
Directed by Darren Aronofsky , nominated for an Oscar for Black Swan and winner of the Golden Lion in Venice for The Wrestler , the film is produced by A24 and by Aronofsky himself for Protozoa Pictures. The screenplay is written by BAFTA nominated Samuel D. Hunter and based on his play of the same name.