Brendan Fraser sends a tearful, powerful message in Critics’ Choice Awards speech


Brendan Fraser got emotional as he delivered a heartfelt message during an acceptance speech at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday (You can watch an excerpt from Fraser’s speech below).

“The Whale” actor, who won Best Actor at the ceremony, reflected on his recent film about “love”, “redemption” and “finding the light in a dark place” while recognizing those who made the film made possible.

The actor also emotionally thanked Darren Aronofsky, director of “The Whale,” for showing him where he “needed to be” on Sunday.

“I was in the wilderness and I probably should have left a trail of bread crumbs, but you found me,” Fraser said.

“And like all the best directors, you just showed me where to go to get to where I needed to be.”

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Fraser later spoke of music trying to play him off and he didn’t let his powerful speech at the awards ceremony stop.

Fraser later told reporters that the Best Actor award was “more than [he knows] how to say with words.”

“It was an act of faith,” said Fraser when making “The Whale.”

“We all approached this piece as if it were the first and last time we’d ever get the chance to do this kind of work, day after day, and I think this movie can do a lot of good.”