Casey Affleck wins best actor at Oscars 2017 for ‘Manchester by the Sea’

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Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Casey Affleck wins best actor at Oscars 2017 for ‘Manchester by the Sea’

He has been long considered the quintessential Hollywood underdog but Casey Affleck shrugged away that title as he took home the best actor Oscar for his sublime turn as a troubled loner in Manchester by the Sea.

It is the first Academy award win for Affleck, who is better known as the young brother of Oscar winner Ben Affleck.

He was earlier nominated for his supporting work in 2007 film The Assassination of Jesse James.An emotional Affleck acknowledged fellow nominee Denzel Washington, saying he was the first person to teach him how to act.

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