Sam Rockwell wins his first Oscar!



Actor Sam Rockwell won his first Oscar in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".

He was named as the Best Supporting Actor at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday here.

He was up against Willem Dafoe ("The Florida Project'), Woody Harrelson ("Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri"), Richard Jenkins "(The Shape of Water") and Christopher Plummer ("All the Money in the World") for the award.

"I would like to thank the Academy, and fellow nominees... You all inspire me. My mom and dad's love for movies became my love for movies," Rockwell said while receiving the award from actress Viola Davis.

Helmed by Martin McDonagh, "Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri" is about a mother who, when the police in her town fail to find a suspect in her daughter's murder, purchases three billboards to call public attention to the unsolved crime.

Rockwell went on to thanked his co-stars and crew.

"You guys rock, you inspire me... I thank everyone involved in the movie."

Rockwell was born and raised in California. He was raised by his father, Pete Rockwell, in San Francisco, while his mother, Penny Hess, lived in New York (he spent his summer vacations with her). He made his stae debut playing Humphrey Bogart in an East Village Improv Comedy sketch starring his mother also. 

His memorable portrayls have been in movies such as Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Matchstick Men and supporting roles in movies such as the Green Mile and Frost/Nixon.

Another exciting project up his sleeve is a role where he portrays the character of George W. Bush, helmed by Adam McKay.