Brie Larson says her refusal to applaud Casey Affleck’s Oscar win ‘speaks for itself’

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Awkward? Brie Larson refused to applaud Casey Affleck's Oscar win: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Brie Larson has said that not applauding Casey Affleck for his Oscar win ‘speaks for itself’.

The award-winning actress kept her arms by her side as the actor, who has been plagued by sexual harassment claims, collected his trophy from her last month.

When asked about her refusal to clap, which in itself became one of the biggest talking points of the ceremony, Larson said that she’d said “all she needed to” about the topic.

“I think that whatever it was that I did on stage kind of spoke for itself,” she told Vanity Fair. “I've said all that I need to say about that topic.”


In a separate interview, the Room actress claimed that she had ‘no memory’ of what happened on stage during the ceremony.

“I am grateful it was televised because I have no memory of it,” she said during an appearance on Live With Kelly.

Larson presented Affleck with the Best Actor prize for his leading role in Manchester By The Sea.

Affleck has strenuously denied all claims of sexual harassment, which were alleged to have happened during the making of his film I’m Still Here back in 2010.

Following his win, the actor told the Boston Globe: “I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else."

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