Sylvester Stallone was nominated for an Oscar back in 1977 for his first portrayal of the lovable boxer, Rocky Balboa.
Now, 40 years later, Sylvester Stallone has been nominated in the category of best supporting actor for the very same role.
Sylvester Stallone couldn’t be more excited.
Sylvester Stallone said of his original nomination, which he didn’t win, “It was such a long shot, us even getting made, and I was so, so naive, so new to the business, so green that I didn’t realize how hard it is and how much incredible talent there is out there.”
He added, “The competition is so extraordinary. And now here I am 40 years later. How many peaks and valleys and how difficult it is to maintain any sense of longevity, and then to be brought back into drama from basically spending so much time in another genre, that to me is extraordinary to have bridged that gap back to where I started in drama. It is really amazing to me.”
His slow-burning hit movie, Creed, has earned critical acclaim and Rocky fan approval alike.
Hopefully Sylvester Stallone will have prepared his speech a little better than he did for Sunday’s Golden Globes.
On Sunday, Sylvester Stallone forgot to thank Creed‘s director, Ryan Coogler, and star Michael B. Jordan in his speech.
Of course, Sylvester Stallone was promptly labeled a racist.
Sylvester Stallone did, however, make onstage amends during a commercial break and later on Twitter.
Samuel Jackson is upset that I foolishly forgot to mention the brilliant Ryan Coogler and MB Jordan he is right I owe them everything
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) January 12, 2016
What did you think about Sylvester Stallone’s reprisal of Rocky Balboa?