Sterling K Brown insists he’s ecstatic about his recent Oscar nominations, but he’s not exactly clearing out space in his display cabinet.
The former This Is Us star has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the upcoming Academy Awards for his performance in American Fiction, which opens in UK cinemas next week.
During an interview on Friday’s edition of The Graham Norton Show, Sterling told the host: “There haven’t been any losses. It will happen in its own time. But I know I won’t win, and I’m OK with that.”
“Robert Downey Jr. will win,” he continued, noting that actor Oppenheimer’s performance in Christopher Nolan’s epic was “very deserving” of an Academy Award.
“The fact that I was able to be nominated alongside him, Robert De Niro, Ryan Gosling and Mark Ruffalo is incredible,” added Sterling. “I love being in the room.”Sterling K Brown predicts Robert Downey Jr will take home the Oscar in March
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Oppenheimer is the leading film at this year’s Oscars, up for an epic 13 awards, including special acting honors for cast Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and Robert Downey Jr, as well as director Christopher Nolan.
American fiction, meanwhile, earned an enviable five nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Jeffrey Wright.
This comedy drama centers on a cynical writer who decides to write a book on “Black stereotypes” that is intended as satire, only to achieve great success when people take him seriously.
“It’s a really funny satire on how the mainstream media often views black people in a very narrow perspective, and that’s not the whole story,” Sterling said of the project.
“Every experience is different, and this film tries to show the humanity that exists in all of us.”
Watch the full Sterling K Brown interview on The Graham Norton Show which airs Friday night at 10.40pm on BBC One.