Casey Affleck Won't Present an Oscar at This Year's Academy Awards Ceremony

26 January, 2018, 02:43 | Author: Raquel Nash
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Casey Affleck at the 89th Academy Awards

Affleck, who won the Best Actor Oscar last year for his performance in the grief drama, would have presented this year's Best Actress award, as per Oscars tradition.

Affleck was accused by two women of inappropriate behavior during the production of the mockumentary 2010 I'm Still Here, which he directed.

As reigning best actor victor the Manchester By The Sea star and brother of fellow actor Ben Affleck would have been expected to present the best actress award, according to Academy Awards tradition. That means Affleck would have been involved in a pivotal moment of the female winner's life...which, considering his past, is not exactly a great situation.

Casey Affleck has withdrawn from presenting the best actress award at the 2018 Oscars. The suits were settled for undisclosed sums and Affleck has said that the terms of the settlement prevent him from discussing the matter. After his win, Affleck said to the Boston Globe about the resulting online backlash, "There's really nothing I can do about it".

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However, Affleck's publicist announced Thursday that the Manchester By the Sea star isn't even planning on attending the awards.

It has been a tradition at Oscars that the Best Actor victor presents the Best Actress trophy while the Best Actress victor presents Best Actor.

According to Deadline, Affleck notified the Academy that he will not be attending the event because "he did not want to become a distraction from the focus that should be on the performances of the actresses in the category". "Casey Affleck's not presenting Best Actress". Then again, he could just be trying to avoid looking like an ass on national television.

The Oscars will take place March 4.

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