Actor Sterling K. Brown expressed uncertainty about winning at the Oscars after being nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category alongside Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr. During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Brown predicted that the Academy Award would go to Downey Jr., stating, “There’s no losing yet. It will happen in its own due time.”
While casting doubt on his own win, Brown mentioned that Colman Domingo might secure an Oscar in the Best Actor category for his performance in Rustin. Brown stated he was "totally fine" with losing to Downey Jr. and praised the actor, saying, "Robert Downey Jr.’s gonna win, and he’s incredibly deserving. He’s an incredible actor. Like, you should give him love.”
Apart from Downey Jr., Brown competes in the category with Mark Ruffalo in Poor Things, Robert De Niro in Killers of the Flower Moon, and Ryan Gosling in Barbie. Brown expressed gratitude for the nomination, emphasizing the historical significance of being part of the Oscars with Jeffrey Wright. They are the first time two Black actors in the same movie for lead and supporting roles have been nominated. Brown shared his excitement about being part of this historic moment.
(With Agency Inputs)