Brendan Fraser says the somber “history” with Golden Globes means he won’t be attending awards shows even if he’s nominated

Brendan Fraser won’t be attending the 2023 Golden Globes, although despite the high potential, he will receive a nomination for his leading role in the Oscars’ top-seller The whale.

The 53-year-old made his Hollywood comeback in the recently released psychological drama, in which he portrays an obese and reclusive English teacher who tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

But in an interview with GQ, Fraser, released on Wednesday, Nov. 16, said that even if he receives a 2023 Golden Globe nomination, he “will not be attending.”

“That’s because I have more experience with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association than I have respect for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” the actor said of the organization that hosts the Golden Globes.

“And my mother didn’t raise a hypocrite. You can call me many things, but not like that.”

A few years ago, during an interview with GQFraser spoke about his abrupt and sudden withdrawal from public life and shared chilling allegations against former HFPA President and Member Philip Berk.

He claimed that Berk assaulted and groped him at a luncheon in 2003, which Berk denied, calling Fraser’s report a “total fabrication.”

Brendan Fraser in The Whale


Although Fraser has no plans to attend the January awards show, he said he is fully committed to promoting it to win an Oscar.

“I owe it to myself. I owe that to the filmmakers. I know I owe it to the fans who paid to see me and stand in line in the sun and all that. I owe it to my kids. This is my chance.”

In the same interview, Fraser suggested using the notoriously bad CGI for Dwayne Johnson’s Scorpion King in The mummy returns has “charm”.

Read that of the independent Four star rating from The whale here.

The whale is coming to cinemas now. Brendan Fraser says the somber “history” with Golden Globes means he won’t be attending awards shows even if he’s nominated


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