Harry Styles accepts his first acting award of Oscar season
12 September, 2022 | Pranay Lad
Harry Styles, who starred in “Don’t Worry, Darling,” was reserved in his speech when he accepted a prize at the Toronto International Film Festival this year for one of his first ...
Harry Styles, who starred in “Don’t Worry, Darling,” was reserved in his speech when he accepted a prize at the Toronto International Film Festival this year for one of his first significant film performances.
Styles, a man of few words, and the actors of “My Policeman” was presented with the ensemble prize at the festival’s Tribute Awards on Sunday night, according to Variety. Styles, who plays a closeted police officer in the love drama, expressed his gratitude to everyone in attendance for the amazing prize. “We all had a great time making this movie. You should appreciate it, we hope.”
After carrying the train of his co-star Emma Corin’s long, black dress outside of the Fairmont Royal York, where the annual gala is placed, Styles hurriedly left the venue.
There were enough additional A-listers present, though, to keep the three-hour party lively. Toronto held its fourth annual tribute awards ceremony even while the festival was still in progress, honouring celebrities including Michelle Yeoh, Sam Mendes, Brendan Fraser, and Oscar-winning composer Hildur Gunadottir of “Joker,” “Women Talking,” and “Tar.”
Buffy The evening’s other prize recipient Sainte-Marie, an Oscar-winning composer, made a comment regarding the need of casting Indigenous people in Indigenous roles. It’s more crucial than merely deceiving white folks, Sainte-Marie proclaimed. “These people will see your films alongside their whole civilizations. Could Italians have been cast in “The Sopranos” without them?”
Fraser then reconnected with Yeoh, his ‘The Mummy 3’ co-star, while Colman and Mendes presided over a table towards the front of the room and people flocked to them to show their appreciation for their work.
Fraser’s emotional start to the awards season saw him cry during the Venice world premiere of “The Whale,” which was followed by Sunday night’s gala. It’s expected that his depiction of a 600-pound gay man in a wheelchair would put him in the lead for this year’s best actor Oscar. At TIFF, his performance received equivocal praise (though the standing ovation was slightly shorter).
In his introduction of Fraser at the event on Sunday, director Darren Aronofsky said, “We need more individuals like Brendan Fraser, the guy, and the actor.
As his first significant film role in years, “The Whale” represents a career rebirth for Fraser. He praised the crowd for “keeping me in the work that I love” and asserted that “the audience is what gives film life.”
You should know that [Aronofsky and screenwriter Samuel D. Hunter] took a chance on me, and I will be eternally thankful to them, he said. “Art is about taking a risk, and you should know that,” he said. “‘The Whale’ is a narrative of salvation.”
Fraser held out his award and said, “For me, this is novel. Usually, I’m the one at the platform who distributes these items.”
In the 1950s drama “My Policeman,” Harry plays the role of Tom, a police officer who falls in love with a Brighton schoolteacher. However, despite the fact that homosexuality was prohibited at the time, he quickly starts a same-sex relationship with a museum curator.