Oscars 2016 Sylvester Stallone’s loss was not well-received by his fans and his dear friend Arnold Schwarzenegger. The actor was considered a hot favorite to win the Best Supporting Actor for the reprisal of his Rocky Balboa role for “Creed.” But the award went to the cast member of “Bridge of Spies,” Mark Rylance, who was most unexpected.
It was the first time in 39 years that Sylvester Stallone was nominated for The Academy Awards, and along with Rambo, his fans and his friend Arnold Schwarzenegger had pinned big hopes on his win. According to film critic, Toddy McCarthy Stallone should have won the prize for “Creed,” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Stallone’s Loss Upsets Fans, Schwarzenegger
Immediately after Rylance was named Oscars 2016 winner for Best Supporting Actor, fans took to Twitter in support of Stallone. The instant reaction was expected as Sylvester Stallone was considered easily the favorite for winning the prize. Since “The Expendables” star had recently been announced winner for the same role for Golden Globe, everyone expected him to continue the winning streak at the Oscars 2016.
— Carrot Relish (@ChrisTreloar) February 29, 2016
The tweets from the fans employed many of the Stallone and Rocky-appropriate collection of GIFS to display their disappointment, shock and rage over the loss of Sly, says nj.com. At the same time, the “Terminator” superstar posted a video on his Twitter account that shows him supporting and sympathizing with Stallone.
In the video, Schwarzenegger says Sly is the winner and will remain a winner and that he is proud of the Rambo superstar. The ex-Californian Governor, who was once the competitor of Sylvester Stallone and is as iconic as the Rocky star, was the first to come out in support.
“Creed” for which Sylvester Stallone was nominated at the Oscars 2016 was at the center of the #OscarSoWhite controversy as it was expected to be nominated for Best Director or Best Picture, but neither happened.
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— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) February 29, 2016