Brie Larson’s face giving Casey Affleck his Oscar last night summed up how we all felt watching Casey Affleck win an Oscar
She didn’t even pretend to applaud
Casey Affleck won Best Actor at last night’s Oscars for his role in Manchester by the Sea, and to say people had mixed feelings about it would be a massive understatement.
brie larson just wants to have a good time and they continue to throw the trash at her pic.twitter.com/ksBLHocumC
— ㅤ (@florianallimas) February 27, 2017
“Fucking creep wins Oscar” was an article Jezebel ran in the aftermath of his speech, and Twitter erupted with some equally savage jokes.
Brie Larson giving Casey Affleck the Oscar pic.twitter.com/28YzxWc9BO
— jade (@catebIanchett) February 27, 2017
brie larson giving the oscar to casey affleck pic.twitter.com/wuMBpewYGY
— ㅤ (@devspatels) February 27, 2017
This piece of art is called "keep my name out of your mouth, Casey" pic.twitter.com/neVTJLbusl
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) February 27, 2017
To explain: Affleck has been accused of some pretty awful things involving women, including grabbing a producer when she refused to share a hotel room with him and sending her abusive text messages. White alleges Affleck called women “cows”, asked “Isn’t it about time you get pregnant?” when he found out his producer’s age, and ordered a crew member on I’m Still Here to remove his pants and show the producer his penis. His lawsuits were settled out of court.
we were all Brie Larson when Casey Affleck won pic.twitter.com/EeWQhazI76
— queen of star wars™ (@artoopio) February 27, 2017
The only statement Affleck has made on the harassment allegations is: “It was settled to the satisfaction of all. I was hurt and upset — I am sure all were — but I am over it. It was an unfortunate situation — mostly for the innocent bystanders of the families of those involved.” But that hasn’t stopped people talking about it.
It was Brie Larson though, tasked with presenting him with the award, that gave us the most entertainment in her lowkey “why has this happened expression”. Here it’s been immortalised in some iconic gifs.
That expression says “the academy might have decided this creep wins but I’m sure as hell not clapping for it”. That expression says “Casey Affleck? For Best Actor? Groundbreaking”. It says “take your trash statue and stay as far away from me as possible”. If everyone didn’t already love Brie Larson (deservedly) for her amazing performance in Room, they do all the more now.
My aesthetic: Brie Larson not clapping for literal trash hole casey affleck pic.twitter.com/Ci5LWXLkCr
— Tyler Struble (@tyler_struble) February 27, 2017
brie larson @ casey affleck pic.twitter.com/baXZijQxil
— larissa (@vanillaiceseb) February 27, 2017
All award season Brie Larson, who starred in a movie about sexual assault, had to present Casey Affleck all his awards. pic.twitter.com/L2WbQvSJNv
— Marnie (@ChrnclsOfMarnia) February 27, 2017
Also, Chrissy Teigen pointedly “slept” through Affleck’s entire speech.
Look at Chrissy Teigen back there pretending to sleep through Casey Affleck’s acceptance speech pic.twitter.com/nM7UgQ6Rl9
— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) February 27, 2017