As 2016's Best Actress winner, Brie Larson was tasked with presenting the award for Best Actor at the 2017 Academy Awards. On Sunday night, that award went to Casey Affleck for his role in Manchester By the Sea, despite the allegations of sexual harassment against him.
And like the rest of the internet, Larson did not seem pleased.
— jamie (@dylanohollands) February 27, 2017
— Róisín Lanigan (@rosielanners) February 27, 2017
This is the second award Larson presented to Affleck— she presented his Golden Globe win back in January.
My aesthetic: Brie Larson not clapping for literal trash hole casey affleck pic.twitter.com/Ci5LWXLkCr
— Tyler Struble (@tyler_struble) February 27, 2017
The allegations against Affleck stem from lawsuits filed by two women who worked on his 2010 film I'm Still Here. The actor settled both cases out of court.
Although similar allegations against Nate Parker became the major talking point surrounding his film The Birth of a Nation, Affleck's Oscar win shows that the lawsuits have left his his career largely unscathed.
Larson — who portrayed a sexual assault survivor in 2015's Room and who stood to hug the survivors who performed with Lady Gaga at last year's show — doesn't seem to be here for it.
All award season Brie Larson, who starred in a movie about sexual assault, had to present Casey Affleck all his awards. pic.twitter.com/L2WbQvSJNv
— Marnie (@ChrnclsOfMarnia) February 27, 2017
at what time is brie larson scheduled to beat up casey affleck
— ASYA (@communistbabe) February 27, 2017
brie larson everytime she sees casey affleck pic.twitter.com/nkQCta9JxZ
— chiara (@chapmns) February 27, 2017