Mark Rylance was named Best Supporting Actor for his role in Bridge of Spies – an honor that actor and host of the “I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST” on CBS Radio’s Play.it network, Michael Rapaport, felt should have gone to Sylvester Stallone for his performance in “Creed.”
In fact, after Rylance received his Oscar on Sunday, Rapaport, 45, posted a screaming, expletive-laden video on Instagram criticizing the academy’s decision.
“Oh yeah, I was thinking (Stallone) was going to win,” a hoarse Rapaport said on CBS Sports Radio’s Gio and Jones. “I thought it was a shoe-in. Honestly, if he didn’t win, I thought it would go to Mark Ruffalo or a more familiar name. But I thought Sylvester was going to win and it just caught me off-guard.”
Rapaport has seen Bridge of Spies and thought Rylance did a phenomenal job.
“The guy was great,” Rapaport said, “but it was a very small part. I’m not going to discredit the actor. The actor’s great. It just caught me off-guard. I was really expecting Stallone to win. Do I sound totally nuts guys? I know I sound nuts in the video, but on the radio – I’m so sorry, my voice (is gone).”
No, Brian Jones said, it just sounds like you’re getting ready for your next role as The Godfather.
“Yeah, well, after that video, I think I need to change my identity anyway,” Rapaport said, “so this is helping me.”