Sylvester Stallone gets another gong for Creed role

Actor Sylvester Stallone, winner of the award for Best Supporting Actor for Creed, poses in the press room during the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. Picture: Getty Images

Actor Sylvester Stallone, winner of the award for Best Supporting Actor for Creed, poses in the press room during the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. Picture: Getty Images

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Rocky star Sylvester Stallone has continued his winning streak with a best supporting actor accolade at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

The 69-year-old actor, who recently won a Golden Globe for resuming his role of Rocky Balboa in Creed, was also nominated for an Oscar on 14 January.

Collecting his award on stage at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, he said: “I guess there is at least one upside to getting older. I am truly amazed, I did not expect this, I swear to you. There are so many great actors here and I’m kind of late to this party and I’m very appreciative of it.

“Critics are important, I never used to understand them but they are being very instructive. When I read the reviews years later I realised they were right, that thing really was a stinker but you’re emotional at the time.”

Alicia Vikander, who stars opposite Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl, was named best supporting actress for her role as the wife of a transgender artist.

She said: “I remember two years ago when I found myself on this film, I was trying to find information online and elsewhere and was surprised I couldn’t find enough about this incredible couple. So I was incredibly grateful when I was invited to bring light to this story about two pioneering women who went on this journey together.”

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