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Why Sam Rockwell Dedicated His Oscar Win To Philip Seymour Hoffman

Sam Rockwell wins Best Supporting Actor at Oscars

In his speech, Rockwell managed to thank seemingly everybody, including his co-nominees: Richard Jenkins, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe, and his Three Billboards co-star Woody Harrelson for their incredible work in film this year.

"I'd like to thank the Academy - never thought I'd say those words!" he said.

The Oscars kicked off with a bang on Sunday in LA, and the night's first victor was Sam Rockwell.

Actor Sam Rockwell won the 2018 Oscar for best supporting actor on Sunday night (March 4).

The actor also injected some humour into his speech, thanking "anyone who has ever looked at a billboard". He also gave a charming anecdote about his parents' love of film growing up.

"My mom and dad's love of movies became my love of movies", the Oscar victor said. Whoever was in my age range, Phil Hoffman was the guy. he inspired me. Rockwell previously notched wins this season for his role of Officer Dixon in the revenge drama at the Golden Globes, Critics' Choice, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA Awards.

"I'd like to thank the Academy ..." Upon his father's arrival to pick him up, the actor asked his dad, "What's wrong with Grandma?" to which Rockwell Sr. replied, "Nothing, we're going to the movies".

Rockwell and Harrelson's nominations were among seven earned by "Three Billboards".

The movie "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" tells a story of a woman (Frances McDormand) who is trying to renew an investigation into the murder of her daughter in an American provincial town. The others were for best picture, best lead actress, best original screenplay, best editing and best score.