Brie Larson Refused To Clap After Presenting Casey Affleck With The Oscar

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The organisers of the Oscars have been criticised for awarding Casey Affleck the Best Actor prize amid backlash over historic sexual harassment claims, as well as honouring Mel Gibson's "comeback" following years of industry alienation.

Casey went on to gush about fellow nominee Denzel Washington, thanking the latter for being "one of the first people who taught me how to act".

The actress - who won Best Actress a year ago for Room - had also looked less than enthused when she presented a Golden Globe to the Manchester by the Sea star last month. He may come out for a joke later, but it looks like he's letting his little brother Casey take most of the spotlight on his big night.

Larson won her 2016 Academy Award for her portrayal of an abused woman in Room.

If you have not seen the movie, you should definitely check it out when you have time.

Affleck won the Oscar for his emotional role as Lee Chandler. Novak made this extremely good point: It was pointed out that this isn't even the first time this awards season Larson was forced to present Affleck with an award.

Reps for The Academy have not commented on the Brie Larson/Casey Affleck Oscars moment. She also alleged that after she refused Casey's advances, she was "berated and verbally attacked" by the actor and "criticized constantly".

For months now, the media has been taking Casey Affleck to task over his past sexual harassment allegations, which resurfaced in September in a Mashable article.

"He had his arm around her, was caressing her back, his face was within inches of hers and his breath reeked of alcohol."
Unaware of how long Affleck had been there or whether or not he had touched her while she slept, Gorka said she was "shocked and repulsed". Sometimes it doesn't matter how you respond...

Outraged feminists had no shortage of anger and disparagement towards Affleck, and tweets condemning the actor attained thousands of retweets and likes. "So, you know, that probably would have been the most meaningful thing I could have said and I failed".