Casey Affleck Exposes Cruelty to Big Cats in Circuses

Much like Stone, Casey Affleck has won a number of awards for his work in bleak drama Manchester By The Sea, so he's pretty much a shoe-in at the Oscars too.

Affleck was accused of sexual assault back in 2010, and after being nominated for his performance in Manchester by the Sea, people have taken to social media to express their outrage.

He got turned down several times for his Oscar-nominated role in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford". Affleck lives up to all the usual runner-up tropes: not only has he been overshadowed by his megastar big brother Ben, he also has something of the tortured misunderstood artist about him.

Local film Manchester by the Sea won big at the Academy Awards. It was Matt Damon who was supposed to play the lead and direct the film too. About three seconds after I made it backstage, my phone rang and my son said, 'You didn't even mention us.' And my heart just sank. "I'm only here, really, because of all the talents and good will of so many people that are impossible to name". "Thank you everyone", he said.

In the directing race, the Academy could make history by naming Jenkins the first African-American to win an Academy Award for best director for "Moonlight".

An emotional Affleck acknowledged fellow nominee Denzel Washington, saying he was the first person to teach him how to act. He also added a last minute thank you to his older brother Ben, whom he forgot to thank when he won the Golden Globe for the same category.

  • Salvatore Jensen