Brendan Fraser wins best actor award at SAG Awards 2023 for ‘The Whale’

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 15: Brendan Fraser accepts the Best Actor award for "The Whale" onstage during the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on January 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Critics Choice Association)

It was an evening to remember for Hollywood star Brendan Fraser as he bagged the SAG Award in the Best Actor Male category.
29th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held on Sunday night at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles to honour the year’s best acting performances. Previously Fraser bagged the Best actor award at the 28th Critics Choice Award for his performance in ‘The Whale’.
“I treasure this, but never more than when I treasured what I used to keep in my wallet, which was my SAG card that I earned in 1991. It made me feel like I belonged. As actors, we all want to belong to a tribe and that’s when I found where I belong. And if you said that guy back then that I’d be standing right here right now, I would not have believed you,” he said in his acceptance speech on Sunday.
He added, “I wouldn’t believe that I had a chance to work with world-class filmmakers like Darren Aronofsky (the film’s director) and speak the words of empathy fountain that is Samuel D. Hunter (the film’s writer) and incredible castmates. … I never believed that I would have been offered the role of my life in this character — Charlie in The Whale.”
Fraser’s commitment to ‘The Whale’, in which he played an approx. 250 kgs man who reckons with the limits of his reclusive life over a period of five days, has earned him multiple award nods, including a Golden Globe nomination.