Oscars 2016: Mark Rylance wins Best Supporting Actor

Actor Mark Rylance, of the United Kingdom, holds the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his work in 'Twelfth Night' in the press room at the 2014 Tony Awards. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Actor Mark Rylance, of the United Kingdom, holds the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his work in 'Twelfth Night' in the press room at the 2014 Tony Awards.

Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

MANILA, Philippines – Mark Rylance won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work in Bridge of Spies, at the 2016 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California Sunday night, February 28 (the 29th in Manila). 

Set at the height of the Cold War in 1957, Bridge of Spies sees Mark Rylance playing Rudolf Abel, an agent of the KGB, the Soviet secret police. He is tried for espionage while stationed in the United States, and Tom Hanks plays James Donovan, his defense counsel.

 

 

This is Rylance’s first nomination for an Oscar. – Rappler.com

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