Wednesday, 23 January, 2019

Oscar Winner Sam Rockwell Remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Melinda Barton | 06 March, 2018, 20:43

Both Rockwell and Janney were frontrunners for the awards, having won the supporting performance awards at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, BAFTAs and Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards.

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In his speech, he thanked the academy alongside his cast-mates and fellow nominees. "It was really fun to be your sparring partner, and thanks for making me a better actor". "I never thought I'd get to say those words".

Sam Rockwell accepts the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

Written and directed by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh and playing at the Salem Cinema, "Three Billboards" is a dark, comic crime drama about a mother in extremis who takes extraordinary action.

Rockwell has established himself as one of the most versatile actors of his generation with an array of emotionally searing and complex roles defining his body of work.

"When we got in the vehicle, I said, 'What's wrong with grandma?' and he said, 'Nothing, we're going to the movies, '" he revealed.

He also told a sweet story about playing hooky from school at eight years old to see a movie with his father, instilling in him an early love of film.

Rockwell and Harrelson's nominations were among seven earned by "Three Billboards".