Sylvester Stallone was honored the night of the Golden Globe Awards with the Best Supporting Actor award for his role as Rocky Balboa in the movie Creed. It was a touching moment when his name was read and he accepted the award.
— For The Win (@ForTheWin) January 11, 2016
Stallone received a well-deserved standing ovation. In the aftermath of his big win, he has received congratulations from many people, but perhaps none has been more meaningful than the congratulations Sylvester Stallone received from his friend and colleague, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
DNA reports that Arnold tweeted his sincere congratulations to Stallone in the form of a short video. It seems Arnie is quite confident Sylvester Stallone will also win the Oscar.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 11, 2016
After the Golden Globes, it appears something was amiss, despite all the congrats Sylvester Stallone received. People reports Stallone realized that during his speech, he didn’t thank his director, Ryan Coogler, or his co-star, Michael B. Jordan.
Apparently, Stallone was made aware of the omission in his acceptance speech when Samuel L. Jackson tweeted about it.
#waitwaitwait, Ryan Coogler & Michael B Jordan, Thanks for acting with me!!! Loved Sly but…
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) January 11, 2016
Sylvester Stallone took to Twitter to make it right.
Samuel Jackson is upset that I foolishly forgot to mention the brilliant Ryan Coogler and MB Jordan he is right I owe them everything
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) January 12, 2016
Jackson even responded.
I loved the performance @TheSlyStallone, You killed It! I know you love those guys!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) January 12, 2016
Of course, Sylvester Stallone did thank a number of people during his acceptance speech, but perhaps most important of all, he thanked his imaginary friend.
“Most of all, I want to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever had.”
As for the Oscar that Schwarzenegger is so certain Sylvester Stallone will win, he has been nominated and Forbes agrees that Stallone should win the Oscar. Besides saying Stallone is a solid actor, Forbes writes that he should really win for playing such an iconic role.
“There is something to be said with Sylvester Stallone winning his first acting Oscar for playing Rocky Balboa as opposed to some other genetically engineered Oscar bait role in the near future.”
Entertainment Tonight reveals that Sylvester Stallone vocalized his appreciation for his Oscar nomination on Thursday morning after hearing the news.
“I am incredibly humbled by this honor. I was not expecting it… especially at this time in my life. I am certainly grateful to the artists and collaborators who helped make it possible.”
This is Sylvester Stallone’s third Oscar nomination. He was nominated in 1977 for Best Actor and Best Screenplay for Rocky. When it comes to Creed, the reviews for the movie, and especially for Stallone’s performance, have been outstanding. The Independent reports that Stallone brings to the big screen an acceptance of his age, which makes for a moving performance.
“The 69-year-old Sylvester Stallone is back again as Rocky Balboa. What makes his performance so moving and so unusual is that the Italian Stallion seems, finally, to be accepting his age. This isn’t Stallone in OAP action mode, waving machine guns and running after baddies, as in the Expendables movies or Rambo sequels. Here, we really have the sense that his joints are creaking and he’s out of breath. At times, it’s as if Stallone has swapped roles with the old Hollywood actor Burgess Meredith, who played his coach, Mickey Goldmill, in the original Rocky movies.”
Sylvester Stallone’s performance in Creed pays homage to the original Rocky movies. As for Stallone winning an Oscar, many say he deserves it because Rocky was his brain child from the beginning and has become something iconic. The recognition of an Oscar is all that is missing from Stallone’s illustrious career.
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