Casey won his first Oscar for a performance that already bagged the Golden Globe for him earlier.
"About three seconds after I made it backstage, my phone rang and my son said, 'You didn't even mention us.' And my heart just sank".
Most exciting of all, it turns out that our simple approach, where we assign points to nominees as they win awards that have historically been predictive of Oscar wins, can be applied to the best documentary and best animated feature categories. In the film, he plays Lee Chandler, a handyman who must return to the titular small town after the death of his brother to care for his teenage nephew.
Casey Affleck took home his first Oscar on Sunday night.
The 89th Academy Awards is held on the night of February 26 in the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles and is broadcast by ABC. The women also said that Affleck and the film's star, Joaquin Phoenix, locked themselves in the women's shared hotel room with two other women, allegedly to have sex with them.
The elder Affleck, 44, has won two Oscars over the course of his career, though neither are for acting. "Ben I love you", he said onstage, shortly after the two hugged and kissed in the audience after Casey's name was announced as the victor. "I've learned a lot from him because he's gone through ups and downs".
The award for Best Original Screenplay goes to "Manchester by the Sea". In 2008, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
In his acceptance speech, Affleck thanked Washington and "Manchester By The Sea" writer Kenneth Lonergan.
"I'm just dumbfounded that I'm included", he added.
Many noted that Larson didn't applaud when Affleck received his award, and it's being widely interpreted as the actress' way of subtly protesting the win.
Casey Affleck's win was a bit overshadowed by a controversial end of the award ceremony.