Brendan Fraser Chokes Up After Critic’s Choice Win

  • Referencing the character he had played in the film, Fraser spent the rest of his brief speech delivering a heartfelt message to anyone who may have struggled in the past — or who was currently struggling — with obesity in their lives.
  • “If you, like a guy like Charlie, who I played in this movie, in any way struggle with obesity,” Fraser continued in halting tones. “Or you just feel like you’re in a dark sea, I want you to know that if you too can have the strength to just get to your feet and go to the light, good things will happen!”
  • The standing ovation that came next almost drowned Fraser out as he added, “Thank you, good night.”