Sylvester Stallone’s brother, Frank Stallone, slammed the Oscars following what most considered an obvious snub of the Rocky star at the Academy Awards on Sunday.
Sylvester Stallone was favored to win in the Best Supporting Actor category, but the win went to Mark Rylance for his role in Bridge of Spies instead.
— NME (@NME) March 1, 2016
In a tweet that has since been removed, Frank Stallone shared his thoughts on the Oscars snub on Monday.
“The Academy should be ashamed of themselves,” he wrote. “It’s as clear as the nose on your face that Sly won.”
On Tuesday, Frank Stallone apologized–not to the Oscars, but to Mark Rylance.
I want to apologize to Michael Rylance I was caught up in an emotional spin. I love my brother and wanted him to win so bad.im so sorry
— Frank Stallone (@Stallone) March 1, 2016
Sylvester Stallone reprised his role as Rocky Balboa in Creed, and many believed this would be the year he’d finally receive an Oscar for portraying the character.
The looks on many faces in the audience made it quite clear brother Frank wasn’t the only one astonished that Sylvester Stallone didn’t win.
Sylvester Stallone took to social media to thank everyone for their support.
“To all the “real Rocky’s” of the world, Please hang on to your dreams, NEVER GIVE IN , NEVER GIVE OUT , NEVER GIVE UP! thanks for the support,” he captioned a picture of himself.
Do you suppose Sylvester Stallone is embarrassed by his brother’s tweet after he lost out to Mark Rylance at the Oscars on Sunday?