The announcement of the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards this morning undoubtedly brought disappointment for those left out, and non-stop elation for the nominees. One of those nominees was actor Richard E. Grant, who was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in Can You Ever Forgive Me? Richard E. Grant responded to his nomination with a touching celebration. Check it out:
The veteran actor who been in the industry for decades, so to finally get his first Oscar nomination is overwhelming and speaks to a lifetime of hard work to get to this place. Richard E. Grant seems to reflect on that journey in this video from his Twitter account, showing where he lived years ago and how far he has come from that cheap one-room apartment to the point that he now has an Oscar nomination.
It's a touching way to celebrate the nomination and shows that Richard E. Grant remembers exactly where he came from and the long road it took him to get to this place.
Richard E. Grant seems genuinely surprised at his nomination and he can't contain his excitement over it. You've got to feel happy for him watching this video and seeing how much the actor is positively glowing and can't keep the infectious smile off his face. It's awesome to see this kind of unbridled joy. and goes to show how much the Oscars and the respect of one's peers means to actors like Grant.
In his celebratory tweet, Richard E. Grant thanks the Academy as well as Can You Ever Forgive Me? director Marielle Heller and his co-star and fellow Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy. He also notes the incredible company he now finds himself in with his fellow nominees.
Opposite Richard E. Grant in the Best Supporting Actor category are nominees Adam Driver for BlacKkKlansman, Sam Elliott for A Star is Born, Mahershala Ali for Green Book and Sam Rockwell for Vice. That is fine company to be in indeed, and it's hard not to root for Richard E. Grant-- seeing how much this means to the actor.
This isn't the first nomination that Richard E. Grant has received this awards season for his performance as Jack Hock in Can You Ever Forgive Me? He also received nominations at the Golden Globes, the Critics' Choice Awards, the BAFTAs and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance.
The Oscar nomination is a great way to start the year, a year that will culminate for the actor with a mysterious role in the massive Star Wars: Episode IX.
The 91st Academy Awards airs on February 24 on ABC. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for all your Oscars coverage and check out our 2019 Release Schedule to keep track of all the movies heading to theaters this year.
Nick grew up in Maryland has degrees in Film Studies and Communications. His life goal is to walk the earth, meet people and get into adventures. He’s also still looking for The Adventures of Pete and Pete season 3 on DVD if anyone has a lead.
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