Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell the real star at Oscars

Sam Rockwell has won the Best Supporting Actor at the 90th Academy Awards for his roll in the dark comedy 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 05, 2018, 02.05 AM (IST)

Sam Rockwell has won the Best Supporting Actor at the 90th Academy Awards for his roll in the dark comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." 

The American actor was born in Daly City, California and made his debut in acting in the 1989 horror film Clownhouse. 

He is also well known for his supporting roles in The Green Mile (1999), Galaxy Quest (1999), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), Frost/Nixon (2008), Conviction (2010), Iron Man 2 (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), and The Way, Way Back (2013).

Rockwell has never been married and has said that he never wants to become a parent. He has been in a relationship with actress Leslie Bibb since 2007. 

The 49-year-old, whose turn as a disgraced police officer in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, has earned him a string of prizes throughout this awards season, had never been nominated for an Oscar before.

For his performance in the drama film, Rockwell won a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. 

In his Hollywood career, he has been nominated for 58 awards and won 41 in total and has appeared in over 50 movies and a number of television shows. 

Several prominent celebrities congratulated the actor for the win. 

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