Yo, Adrian, Mark Rylance KO’d Rocky!
In Oscar 2016’s biggest upset (so far), the Bridge of Spies actor won Best Supporting Actor at Sunday’s 88th Academy Awards, prevailing over frontrunner Sylvester Stallone. The British thesp, who recently co-starred opposite Damian Lewis in PBS’ Wolf Hall, also beat out fellow nominees Christian Bale (for The Big Short), Tom Hardy (for The Revenant) and Mark Ruffalo (for Spotlight).
“I’ve always just adored stories, hearing them, seeing them, being in [them],” Rylance said in his acceptance speech. “So for me to have the chance to work with I think one of the greatest storytellers of our time, Steven Spielberg, it’s such an honor. And unlike some of the leaders we’re being presented with these days, he leads with such love.”
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