Richard E. Grant Is The Best Thing About Oscar Season
Richard E. Grant has won rave reviews and a series of awards for his bold and brilliant supporting turn in the biting comedic biopic Can You Ever Forgive Me?. He’s rightfully relishing every moment of award season, and taking his Twitter followers along for the ride!
While some celebrities try to act like they’re super chill and totally slept through the Oscar nomination announcements, Grant was up early, eager, and ready to share his excitement.
Then he took us on a walk down memory lane.
Am levitating at this astonishing news. Thank you to @TheAcademy for this nomination in such incredible company. I’m indebted to so many people but most of all @melissamccarthy & Marielle Heller @cyefm ❤️@SearchlightUK pic.twitter.com/CIdJSMLkj1— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) January 22, 2019
He also took the moment to thank his co-star Melisssa McCarthy, who is nominated for Best Actress, director Marielle Heller, who has been criminally left out of the Best Director conversation, and casting director Jen Euston.
This is what it felt like for @melissamccarthy and our director Marielle Heller and I, to receive Oscar nominations for @cyefm which is released in the UK on 1st February by @SearchlightUK pic.twitter.com/6h0OYIoN88— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) January 23, 2019
He’s taken us into the experience of award shows with a slew of photos.
Huge thank you to the #londoncriticscirclefilmawards for awarding me Best Supporting Actor for @cyefm— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) January 20, 2019
All debt to the film’s brilliant director Marielle Heller and my co-star @melissamccarthy and the support of @foxsearchlightuk #londoncritics #canyoueverforgive pic.twitter.com/gVaGXKWHTF
Not everyday that I find myself seated beside @johnkrasinski Emily Blunt, Rob Marshall, DICK VAN DYKE!! @benfalcone & @melissamccarthy at @goldenglobes and meet @octaviaspencer WIN WIN WIN!!!!! pic.twitter.com/LgaTSHFvda— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) January 8, 2019
A lot of actors talk about the honor and the excitement of this season, yet a lot of that talk feels like campaigning. Whereas Grant just seems sincerely tickled! And why not? He has over 100 screen credits, with films on his resume like Gosford Park, Logan, and Withnail & I, and also Hudson Hawk, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Spice World. He’s done prestige pics, superhero movies, weirdo comedies, big swings and everything in between. And now he’s getting his Oscar moment and living for every moment of it.
Something for the weekend? It’s Fridaaaaaaaaaaaay! Yeah, baby!!! pic.twitter.com/AMWZpt0Ksg— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) January 18, 2019
However Oscar night turns out, Grant has been winning Twitter and hearts with this parade of positivity and charm. He even made fangirling over Barbra Streisand a delightful journey.
As a lifelong fan of someone you’ll understand what it meant for me to take this snap outside the home of @BarbraStreisand Asked Security for permission & he replied ‘It’s a public road, but thanks for asking’ Wrote her this letter when I was 14. My wife is very understanding! pic.twitter.com/3SohXKpgZT— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) January 29, 2019
Dear Richard What a wonderful letter you wrote me when u were 14 ! and look at u now! You're terrific in your latest movie with Melissa congratulations and love Barbra— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) January 29, 2019
I cannot begin to properly express what your generous reply has meant to me! THANK YOU. And most especially for NOT calling Security to have me arrested!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/IqLWDYGqsa— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) January 29, 2019
My pal Nicole Wilcox took this photo as my daughter read me @BarbraStreisand ‘s tweet/response to a letter I sent her 47 yrs ago. Am completely crinkle faced & overcome with emotion. My ‘Message in a bottle’ miracle. 😭😍😇 pic.twitter.com/bJMko098we— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) January 30, 2019
The Oscars will be held February 24. We’ll be rooting for Grant.
Header Image Source: Fox Searchlight
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