It was a mammoth win for Fraser.
Helen Mirren revealed Friday that she shed tears of joy when her pal Brendan Fraser won an Academy Award for Best Actor during the 95th Oscars last Sunday.
The “Catherine the Great” actress made the revelation while appearing on “The Kelly Clarkson” show while promoting her new film “Shazam: Fury of the Gods.”
“I cried when Brendan Fraser got the award,” stated Mirren, 77. ” He’s such a lovely person.”
“I’m sure you know what a beautiful man he is. He’s a magical man — he was clearly very very moved it was a huge moment for him,” continued the legendary actress. “It was the right person for me — the way he responded to it, I just found it very moving. It was the highlight for me out of the whole show.”
“That’s so cool,” commented Clarkson, 40. “He did such an incredible job.”
“He did such an incredible job,” continued the “Since U Been Gone” singer. “Because you believe in them, or their project, or whatever it might be, and they win. That’s a good feeling for everyone involved.”
Mirren and Fraser, 54, starred in the 2009 fantasy film “Inkheart.”
In the film, Fraser plays an author who, alongside his daughter, has the power to bring storybook characters to life.
The award signified a major comeback for Fraser, who alleged that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Philip Berk, 89, sexually assaulted him in 2003 and he has since limited his time in the public eye.
Berk has continuously denied the allegation.
Fraser beat out several high-profile actors including Austin Butler, who was also considered a front-runner for the award alongside “The Whale” star.
The actor said that it was an “honor” to be nominated alongside them.
“My goodness, I thank the Academy for this honor and for our studio A24 for making such a bold film,” Fraser said in his acceptance speech. ” I’m grateful to [director] Darren Aronofsky for throwing me a creative lifeline and hauling me aboard the good ship ‘The Whale’.”