Sylvester Stallone’s brother is apparently not pleased with the results of the Best Supporting Actor race at the Oscars Sunday night.
The Creed star lost the award to Bridge of Spies actor Mark Rylance, and while Stallone appeared to be a good sport, his baby brother, Frank, went on a twitter rant.
“The Academy should be ashamed of themselves,” actor-musician Frank Stallone wrote on Monday. “It’s as clear as the nose on your face that Sly won.”
Frank isn’t the only person surprised by the results. Coming into the Oscars, Stallone was a favorite to win for his latest turn as Rocky Balboa after winning awards at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards.
However, the prize went to fellow front-runner and three-time Tony winner Rylance, who was also considered a favorite for his role as Soviet superspy Rudolf Abel in Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama.
Even though Stallone was a fan favorite, his brother’s outburst was criticised on social media.
“Maybe, like Colbert, ‘Frank Stallone’ is a ‘character’ Frank Stallone plays. Though he IS the best Frank Stallone we’ve got,” one commenter remarked.
Another also, pointed out, “Mark Rylance is one of the best stage actors of all time and one of the best in general. Sad for Sly but no need to be insulting.”
The Creed actor later took to Instagram to send a message to his supporters, writing: “To all the ‘real Rocky’s’ of the world, Please hang on to your dreams.”