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Sterling K. Brown is sure he won't win an Oscar this year: 'I'm just happy to be in the room!'


Sterling K. Brown "knows" he will not win an Oscar this year.
The 47-year-old actor has been nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Cliff Ellison in 'American Fiction' alongside Ryan Gosling for 'Barbie', Robert De Niro for 'Killers of the Flower Moon', Mark Ruffalo for 'Poor Things' and Robert Downey Jr. for 'Oppenheimer' but he doesn't fancy his chances against the 'Iron Man' star in particular.
Speaking on Friday's (02.02.24) upcoming episode of 'The Graham Norton Show', he said of his latest movie: "A beautiful human story. It is a very funny satire on how mainstream media often see black people in very narrow perspectives, which isn’t the whole story. Every experience is different, and the film tries to show the humanity that exists in all of us.
"There’s no losing [the Oscar] yet. It will happen in its own good time. But I know I am not going to win, and I am totally fine with that. Robert Downey Jr. is going to win, and he is incredibly deserving.
"The fact that I get to be nominated along with him, Robert De Niro, Ryan Gosling, and Mark Ruffalo is incredible, I am just happy to be in the room."
The Hollywood star appears alongside Dakota Johnson, Colman Domingo, Domhnall Gleeson, and Paul Russel on the BBC One late-night chat show and also revealed that following his role as Randall Pearson in the acclaimed drama series 'This Is Us', he is often greeted by fans in the street who hug him to express their thanks for the show.
He said: "People still come up to me to hug and to tell me that the show changed their lives. How it provided them with some form of catharsis. I didn’t know it would have such an impact. It was really lovely!"
'Fifty Shades of Grey' star Dakota quipped: “That never happens to me. I just get letters from men in prison and very strange things in the post!”
Watch 'The Graham Norton Show' on BBC One at 10.40pm on Friday. Also available on BBC iPlayer.