Sylvester Stallone might not have been the clear favorite to win Best Supporting Actor, but he was definitely the fan-favorite. The Rocky saga has touched the hearts of many fans, spanning across multiple generations. What Stallone accomplished in Creed was a beyond what anyone expected, and a reminder of how great of an actor Stallone can be.
Shortly after Stallone got beat out by Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) for the award, his longtime friend Arnold Schwarzenegger reached out to him. The actor took to his twitter, and sent a message of admiration and love.
Sly just remember. No matter what they say, to me you’re the best. You were the winner. I’m proud of you.
I think we all felt the same way for Stallone. He’s a winner in our hearts.