Brie Larson Shades Casey Affleck’s Controversial Best Actor Win
Brie Larson swept awards season last year for her unforgettable portrayal of a survivor of rape and kidnapping in Room.
So, as many have pointed out, it's sort of a cruel irony she spent all of this awards season handing statues to Casey Affleck, who has been accused twice of sexual harassment and assault.
The 2016 Best Actress winner has been a vocal champion for survivors of sexual assault before and since her acclaimed performance.
Perhaps we're projecting, but she definitely seemed less than thrilled to be bestowing Hollywood's top honor to the 41-year-old for his performance in Manchester by the Sea.
Seven years ago, two women on set of his 2010 film, I'm Still Here, accused Casey of verbally and physically harassing them.
Producer Amanda White and cinematographer Magdalena Gorka sued for $2M and $2.25M, respectively, settling out of court for undisclosed sums.
Though Casey has never been convicted of a crime and has enjoyed a season of accolades, it hasn't come without criticism.
Many saw Brie's chilly response to his win as a sign of her disapproval.
Compare that to her reaction to Emma Stone's win — they could not be more different!
During last year's ceremony, Brie made headlines after Lady Gaga sang Best Song nominee "'Til It Happens to You" from the documentary The Hunting Ground.
A number of campus rape survivors stood alongside Gaga in the emotional performance. As they exited the stage, Brie stood to embrace every single survivor.
Brie wasn't the only woman in the room passively expressing their disapproval. Several women in the front rows remained seated as Casey took the stage.
Chrissy Teigen took a nap. Reaction to the late-running show or shade for Casey? You decide.
The internet has definitely decided, though!
brie larson giving the oscar to casey affleck pic.twitter.com/mJFZYcs5dBKenia (@kencmar) February 27, 2017