Sylvester Stallone Nominated for Academy Award
Sylvester Stallone is now a three-time Academy Award nominee.
The actor was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his seventh portrayal of Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa in Creed. It was the second time he is up for an acting award. He was previously nominated for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay for Rocky in 1976. He didn’t win either award, though Rocky won Best Picture that year.
Though the Oscars have different voters, Stallone already won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Balboa.
Creed was shut out elsewhere, as the Academy didn’t nominate it for Best Picture. Director Ryan Coogler and star Michael B. Jordan, who both received critical praise for the film, were also not nominated.
Stallone forgot to thank Coogler and Jordan in his Golden Globes speech, but he later ran back out to thank them and apologized on Twitter.
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
Stallone also received a nomination in the lone positive Razzie category; he’s up for the Redeemer Award.
The Academy Awards are on February 28th.
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