Brendan Fraser, probably the most endearing actors shuffling by the awards circuit’s high ranks, simply nabbed a serious win.

Whereas TV’s brightest stars gathered Monday on the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Fraser and his indie-movie cohorts attended the Toronto International Film Festival — the place Fraser gained a Tribute Award for Efficiency coinciding together with his position in Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale.”

“That is new for me, as issues go,” joked Fraser. “As a result of usually I’m the man on the podium who arms these items out, and I obtained actually good at it. The trick is: Left hand, maintain; proper hand, shake. Left hand, maintain; proper hand, shake. Yeah.”

The actor spent the final quarter-century on Hollywood’s sidelines. Whereas “The Mummy” made him a recognizable film star, his last solo award as a film actor was at the Seattle International Film Festival in 1997.

“Aside from being part of some spectacular and gifted ensemble casts, I feel that the final time that I waited to listen to my title referred to as aloud to obtain an award was in grade 4. And it was from the peewee bowling league,” Fraser stated in Toronto.

“Wait, it will get higher,” he continued. “It was slightly cup, it was about yay excessive and it had the phrases ‘excessive recreation handicap’ engraved on it. To this present day, nonetheless don’t know what meaning. However mother stated it was a serious award. Oh, additionally engraved on the plaque was the title ‘Brian Fusher.’”

He took smaller roles in unbiased movies with out fanfare earlier than touchdown the position as an endearing 600-pound English instructor in “The Whale” that seems to have won critics’ hearts — and an enthusiastic standing ovation in Toronto that introduced Fraser to tears.

This week’s win could sign a full-fledged comeback, and robust possibilities he’ll be nominated for an Oscar, according to EW.

“‘The Whale’” is a redemption story — he’s gone by vital life modifications and has forgotten about who he’s and those he loves, and he’s operating out of time to inform them that — if he can in any respect,” Fraser stated in Toronto.

“Brian, should you’re in the home, you’ll be able to decide up your janky 45-year-old trophy on the coat verify after the present,” joked Fraser. “This one’s mine.”

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