Sam Rockwell wins best supporting actor at 2018 Oscars

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"I could go on for an hour about Phil Hoffman", he said.

The 49-year-old actor politely thanked the other nominees, the team behind Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, his parents and his "beloved", Leslie Bibb, before concluding with a sweet shout-out to "my old buddy" Hoffman. We're going to the movies.' My Mom and Dad's love of movies became my love of movies, so thank you for that, Mom and Dad. The reference was to Philip Seymour Hoffman, an Oscar-winning actor in his own right, who passed away after an overdose in 2014.

Rockwell explained that Hoffman was "an old friend" who once directed him in a play at the Public Theater in New York City.

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Rockwell has established himself as one of the most versatile actors of his generation with an array of emotionally searing and complex roles defining his body of work. "I did not see this coming, you did".

LOS ANGELES After just picking up an Oscar, supporting-actor victor Sam Rockwell seemed most excited that TV viewers could hear his shout-out to "my old buddy, Phil Hoffman" (a.k.a. the late Philip Seymour Hoffman) at the end of his speech. He was a great theater director because he was a great stage actor.

"He was a good friend, and he was a huge, huge inspiration."
The recognition, announced during the 90 annual Academy Awards ceremony, comes for his performance as an ethically-challenged police officer in director Martin McDonagh's acclaimed drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". "In real life, they probably would have gone to prison". He took home awards at Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Awards, SAG Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, and BAFTA Awards.

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