Charles Melton won his first ever major acting award on Monday night (November 27), leading many Riverdale fans to predict an Oscar win.
The 32-year-old actor, best known for playing Reggie Mantle on the popular CW series, won Best Supporting Actor at the 2023 Gotham Awards for his role in Todd Haynes’ dark comedy. May December.
Find the full list of TV and film winners at the 2023 Gotham Awards here.
Melton’s portrayal of docile, naive Joe beat out several heavyweights, including Ryan Gosling in barbieClaire Foy in All of us strangers and Rachel McAdams in Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret.
Visibly stunned by his victory, the The sun is also a star The actor walked to the stage to accept the award, where he repeated “Oh wow” into the microphone.
“Bradley Cooper, go birds!” » he said, making a reference to American football. He then thanked his co-stars, “iconic legends” Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, director Haynes and others who worked on the film.
Following the announcement of his win, several fans sent their congratulations on social media and called for Melton to win an Oscar. “Everyone supports Charles Melton’s Oscar campaign,” one fan said.
“When Charles Melton wins the Oscar,” wrote a second, alongside a fingers-crossed emoji. “Charles Melton’s Oscar nominee sounds perfect,” added another.
The Gotham Awards, presented by the Gotham Film & Media Institute in New York, kicked off the 2024 film awards season, with winners giving moviegoers a glimpse of what could be nominated for the 2024 Oscars.
Winner of last year’s Best Gotham Feature Film, Everything everywhere at the same timewon the 2022 Academy Award for Best Picture.
It’s worth noting that the Gotham Awards usually only recognize independent films, which is why some of this year’s biggest films – Flower Moon Killers And Oppenheimer – were excluded from the applications.
May December tells the story of a tabloid romance between a couple of different ages, who open their lives and home to an actor (Portman) eager to tell their story in an upcoming film.
The film received positive reviews from critics, including The independentGeoffrey Macnab of , who praised it as a “daring black comedy”.
“Haynes has made a film with so many delightfully contradictory styles that it’s as much a trashy soap opera as it is a raunchy, penetrating melodrama,” he wrote in his four-star review.
May December will be released on Netflix on December 1st.