Casey Affleck Wins Best Actor Academy Award For ‘Manchester By the Sea’

This was well-deserved.

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Another damn Affleck has won an Oscar. Casey Affleck, younger brother to Ben (who first won for the Good Will Hunting screeplay he co-wrote with Matt Damon), won the 89th Annual Academy Award for best actor in a motion picture for his performance in Manchester By the Sea

In the film Affleck played a dour Boston-area janitor whose quiet front masked a profound and deeply-felt pain. And to Affleck’s credit, he managed to sincerely communicate the character’s emotional complexity. It was a performance of remarkable subtlety. 

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It was clear in his acceptance speech that Affleck didn’t necessarily expect to win, as he gave a shout-out to the amazing Denzel Washington in the process.

Washington, also a nominee for Fences, didn’t look impressed. 

Whatever the case, that’s yet another Oscar for the Affleck clan, which isn’t too shabby.