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Stallone receives Academy Award Nomination for Creed

By Webmaster on January 14, 2016 / 1 min read

The 2016 Oscar nominations are in and Sylvester Stallone has received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his work as Rocky Balboa in Creed!

When he agreed to reprise his role as Rocky Balboa for the seventh time in Creed, he could hardly have imagined it would lead to a Golden Globe win for Best Supporting Actor and now an Oscar nomination in the same category.

Stallone joins Bing Crosby, Paul Newman, Peter O’Toole, Al Pacino and Cate Blanchett as actors who have earned nominations for playing the same role in different films. Stallone originally earned Oscar nominations for lead actor and original screenplay for the 1976 best-picture winner Rocky. The only other performer who enjoyed a 39-year span between Oscar nominations is Helen Hayes.

“You think about these things happening and they usually don’t, and now it is happening, so I’m really enjoying it,” said Stallone. “To to have bridged that gap back to where I started in drama. It is really amazing to me.”

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  • JakubMarch 13, 2016

    You're the winner and hero of my whole childhood! Grettings from Poland :)

  • Scott CuppMarch 12, 2016

    Mr. Stallone, I've been following you since the original Rocky. I was 4 years old. You are truly awesome. I live in California and I am a composer for film and television. I've really struggled in a lot of ways been an autistic person but music seems to be my strongpoint in life as well as composing it and arranging it. As I said, I've followed your work since a very young age. You've always inspired me. Your movies, especially Rocky, have inspired me a lot especially with the loss of both of my parents in 1993. Tragically they both perished in a car accident. The messages in your movies helped me stay focused and strong through that time in my life. You're one of the greatest in your occupation and I have a lot of respect for you. I know you probably don't read all of these personally but just know that I've been a lifelong fan and will continue to be for the rest of my days. You are truly a winner in my book. Sincerely, Scott Lee Cupp

  • leo brownMarch 1, 2016

    Sly. I am really sorry you did not receive the oscar. What a performance in a fantastic film. Rocky is the greatest. You are a legend. All the best for the future. Keep the faith. Rockyyyyy.

  • StephanFebruary 29, 2016

    Thank you Sly for this wonderful work! For us, you are the real winner!! Best wishes from Germany!

  • Domenico CrisafulliFebruary 29, 2016

    Your performance was brilliant and emotional. You would have deserved the Oscar. For me, you are the winner.

  • Maria BanegasFebruary 29, 2016

    You have proved yourself over and over again to be one of the best. In my eyes you are and will always be the best regardless of what others may say. Your brilliance is seen in all of your work, and you are truly and admirable person. Rocky is an inspiration to many people like myself, who have overcome many struggles in life, and have been able to rise above the odds. In my eyes and my heart you are the true champion, and will ALWAYS BE!!!! Thank you for bringing life to a character that has helped inspire my life all of these years. It takes true talent and creativity to do what you have done over the years, and for that YOU ARE THE BEST! !!!!$

  • TerryFebruary 29, 2016

    Your performance was truly above the Oscars.

  • Juan A. EsteveFebruary 28, 2016

    Como dice tu amigo Arnold, para mi eres el mejor!!!

  • Tommi ValkokariFebruary 28, 2016

    Just waiting, two more hours...

  • MichelleFebruary 27, 2016

    Congratulations! You deserve it all and more.

  • PaoFebruary 27, 2016

    And you deserve it SOOOO MUCH! You gave a lot and now it´s time they return something for your life work! I will be sitting waiting for the glorious moment Sly. It WILL happen :)

  • Dina RamirezFebruary 26, 2016

    Awesome !!!! He deserves it all I love sly Stallone aka Rocky Balboa!!!!!!' Yeah!!!!!

  • Tommi ValkokariFebruary 10, 2016

    Excuse me for misspelling "Wolrd", surely I ment "World"...

  • Tommi ValkokariFebruary 10, 2016

    "And To All The Rockys In The Wolrd, I Love You." This is what Stallone said between Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler when Rocky won the best picture Oscar in 1977...

  • Gerhard PistoriusFebruary 9, 2016

    40 years and no other action start has gotten close to your achievements. Your the best Sly !

  • ANNFebruary 8, 2016

    Have admired your work since I saw Rocky in high school. You are a credit to the acting profession and a true, original talent.

  • RudiFebruary 6, 2016

    Time to win , Your incredible !!!

  • Rhonda YoungFebruary 4, 2016

    I really hope you win ! You deserved this years ago as I told you then. You were terrific in this movie!!! Good Luck!!!

  • Tommi ValkokariFebruary 1, 2016

    Ok, at this point Creed has made $160,591,646 worldwide, Rocky Balboa made $155,721,132 worldwide. As I see it, Stallone is breaking his own records... And I must say, I loved the movie Rocky Balboa, it was the saving grace of Stallone´s legacy, but Creed is the topping on the cake, so to speak...

  • Luis MorenoJanuary 29, 2016

    Congratulations!!! from Argentina ...Rocky is an inspiration to fight in life.

  • PabloJanuary 25, 2016

    Muchas felicidades a Stallone, gran actuación... muy merecida nominación después de tantos años. Larga vida a Rocky.

  • Tommi ValkokariJanuary 24, 2016

    And now the Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica... It is a FACT, Stallone will win the Oscar and it will be the most celebrated moment of the night come February 28...

  • leo brownJanuary 21, 2016

    Congrats Sly. I am a lifelong fan in Ireland. I have watched Creed twice at the cinema so far. I was not too sure if I could as I did not want to see Rocky sick. It was an emotional rollercoaster. What a performance and what a film congrats too all involved.

  • Georgios PatsosJanuary 17, 2016

    Hi Sly, the best things in life come unexpected. I am glad you did Creed, its always nice to hear from Rocky Balboa, even if his journey was supposed to be over. I hope you get the Oscar. But If you don't, always remember: The gift, that was given with Rocky to all of us fans, is more worth then all the Oscars and prizes in the World. Its the seventh Rocky film for me, even if its called "Creed". Greetings George

  • Tommi ValkokariJanuary 17, 2016

    And we´re off to the races... I predict there will be a glorious standing ovation at the Oscars...

  • Brian ThornhillJanuary 17, 2016

    Go for it Sly your work is knock-out!!

  • GinaJanuary 16, 2016

    You so deserve it Sly!!Hoping you win the Oscar as well!!

  • AndreaRockyJanuary 15, 2016

    Congratulations SLY!!!

  • David FrisonJanuary 14, 2016

    I still can't get over the faces of everyone during the standing ovation at the Golden Globes. While the room was rather dissipated throughout, EVERYONE came together when Sly's name was announced. Much respect!

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  • ToddJanuary 14, 2016

    Go For It Sly!!!!

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