Brendan Fraser: why he will not go to the Golden Globes even if he is nominated

Brendan Fraser, a big favorite for the next award ceremonies, has already announced that he will not be going to the 2023 Golden Globes ceremony, even if he is nominated. He explained why in a long interview given to GQ magazine.

Brendan Fraser: the big comeback

After a long desert crossing, Brendan Fraserstar actor of The Mummy and george of the jungle, is finally back on the front of the stage. Thus, after appearing in the series The Affair, Trust or Doom Patrolhe created the event at the last Venice festival thanks to his role in The Whalethe new film by Darren Aronofsky.

His performance was unanimously praised. He interprets a man suffering from morbid obesity, unable to move without assistancewho tries to reconnect with his daughter whom he abandoned.

Brendan Fraser – The Whale © A24

While the film will be released in France on February 22, 2023, Fraser is already a favorite for the next annual ceremonies, including the Oscars and the Golden Globes. But the actor has already made it known that he will not go to the latter, even if he is named (which is a certainty).

“My mother did not raise a hypocrite”

One of the reasons Brendan Fraser stayed away from Hollywood was sexual assault of which he was allegedly the victim in 2003. While attending a luncheon organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (which awards the famous Golden Globes each year), the actor allegedly suffered an assault from the former president of the association. Indeed, he would have declared that the latter would have caressed his buttocks as he was about to shake his hand:

He passes his left hand around me, grabs my buttocks, and one of his fingers touches my perineum. And he starts to move it (…) I felt bad. I felt like a little child. I had a lump in my throat. I felt like I was going to cry

he confided.

The former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press later issued an apology to Brendan Fraser, while denying the dimension of sexual assault. The actor later mentioned having been sidelined after this event.

In a recent interview given to QGFraser said he would not attend the next ceremony, even if he was nominated, because of his history with the association:

I have more history with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association than respect for it. No, I will not participate (…) my mother did not raise a hypocrite. I can be blamed for many things, but not for being one.

And the Oscars?

If he will not go to the Golden Globes, Brendan Fraser is nevertheless ready to participate in other ceremonies, like the Oscars, if nominated. He thus confided:

I owe it to myself. I owe it to the director and the fans (…) I owe it to my children. It’s my time.

Seeing him nominated for the next Oscars ceremony is just a formality. He serves as a favorite in the Best Actor category alongsideAustin Butler in Elvis and of Colin Farrel in The Banshees of Inisherin.

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Brendan Fraser: why he will not go to the Golden Globes even if he is nominated