Oscars 2018: Sam Rockwell Wins Best Supporting Actor For ‘Three Billboards’ [VIDEO]
Sam Rockwell was the first big winner at Sunday night’s 90th Oscars.
Sam Rockwell Oscars Speech
The 49-year-old won the first award of the night for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a racist policeman in the crime drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. This was Rockwell’s first-ever nomination, and gave a short but great acceptance speech after taking the trophy from Viola Davis, last year’s Best Supporting Actress winner.
Rockwell made it clear he wanted the jetski, a joke he opened with after saying “let’s get that clock running, Jimmy,” motioning for host Jimmy Kimmel to time his speech. In his speech, Rockwell managed to thank seemingly everybody, including his co-nominees: Richard Jenkins, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe, and his Three Billboards co-star Woody Harrelson for their amazing work in film this year.
Rockwell thanked Harrelson and Frances McDormand, both of whom hugged him after his name was announced, and the film’s director, Martin McDonagh.
Finally, Rockwell thanked his wife, actress Leslie Bibb, whom he met while starring in Iron Man 2.