Casey Affleck Calls Kenneth Lonergan 'A Treasure' in Acceptance Speech — Golden Globes

Casey Affleck Calls Kenneth Lonergan 'A Treasure' in Acceptance Speech — Golden Globes

This year, the movie awards saw Amazon's biggest triumph, as Manchester by the Sea star Casey Affleck won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama. Competition for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama at this year's Golden Globes wasn't particularly stiff, with Affleck pitted against Washington for Fences, Joel Edgerton for Loving, Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge (of his two dramatic performances this year, that one was certainly a unusual choice) and Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic.

He topped a strong field that included Joel Edgerton "Loving", Andrew Garfield "Hacksaw Ridge", Viggo Mortensen for "Captain Fantastic", and Washington.

Casey Affleck won the Golden Globe for actor in a drama for his acclaimed turn in the locally set film "Manchester by the Sea".

"Despite how I might think I'm in charge at my house, my kids give me permission to do this", Affleck explained, hinting at some of the controversy - ignited by allegations of sexual harassment - that has hounded him through this awards season.

Affleck also had a note of thanks to Matt Damon, who was a producer on the show and who passed on the lead role in the film before Affleck got it.

"To Matt Damon, for giving me the opportunity, your support, your friendship", Affleck said. "I suspect you won't be passing on any more movies in the future when I might be anywhere nearby".

It is Affleck's second Golden Globe nomination and first win. However, it has also been nominated for four SAG Awards, five Independent Spirit Awards, and Lonergan was nominated for best original screenplay by the WGA. He was previously nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture in 2007's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.



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