Actor Casey Affleck poses after winning the Best Actor award for his performance in "Manchester by the Sea" at press room of the 89th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, the United States, on Feb. 26, 2017. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Casey Affleck won the Best Actor at the 89th Academy Awards for "Manchester by the Sea". His portrait of a struggling handy man made a strong impression to the audience.
"I'm only here because of all the talents and good wills," Affleck said on stage, "I wish I have something bigger, more meaningful to say. But I'm just very proud to be in this community."
This is Affleck's second Oscar nomination after 2008 and his first time to win.
"Manchester by the Sea" is a drama film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan and co-produced by Matt Damon. The film tells a story of a man returning his hometown to take care of his nephew while coping grief of the death of his brother.