EXCLUSIVE: Casey Affleck has aloof from presenting the Best Actress Award at the accessible Oscars, Deadline hears. He has notified the Academy he will not be accessory the event, sources said. I’ve heard that Affleck did not appetite to become a aberration from the focus that should be on the performances of the actresses in the class and that is why he fabricated the proactive move. He was in a no-win situation, with all the absorption surrounding the #MeToo movement.
The bogeyman of Affleck presenting would accept created controversy.Affleck won the Best Amateur Oscar aftermost year for his achievement in Manchester By the Sea. Long advised an underrated amateur with able performances in aggregate from Gone Baby Gone to Out of the Furnace and Good Will Hunting, Affleck angry in a career achievement in the Kenneth Lonergan-directed blur as the carapace of a man apparitional by accomplished ancestors trauma.
But absorption appropriate now isn’t on that ability as abundant as the clamor over a adjustment and non-disclosure agreements that followed allegations of inappropriate behavior against two women who formed on I’m Still Here, the blur Affleck directed that starred Joaquin Phoenix.It has been a attitude at Oscars that the Best Amateur Champ Presents the Best Actress bays while the Best Actress champ presents Best Actor.
Affleck’s accommodation alleviates a abeyant abscessed point for the Academy, and additionally eliminates an awkward bearings for the bristles nominated advance actresses. Affleck’s achievement is to put the focus aback on their performances.