Oscars 2023: See Brendan Fraser's Sons Support Dad During Rare Red Carpet Interview

The Whale actor Brendan Fraser was joined by his sons Holden and Leland on the 2023 Oscars red carpet on March 12, and they couldn't help but gush over their dad in an interview with E! News.

By Jess Cohen Mar 12, 2023 10:06 PMTags
Watch: See Brendan Fraser's Sons GUSH About Dad at 2023 Oscars

Grab some tissues: This family moment will bring tears to your eyes.

Brendan Fraser has a few of his biggest fans by his side at the 2023 Oscars: His sons Holden Fraser, 18, and Leland Fraser, 16.

While the teens, who were also joined at the award show by Brendan's girlfriend Jeanne Moore, often stay out of the spotlight, they made a rare exception in honor of their dad's first-ever Oscar nomination. And they couldn't help but gush over The Whale actor during an interview with Laverne Cox on E!'s Live From the Red Carpet. (See every celeb on the Oscars red carpet HERE.)

"We are unbelievably proud...Over the moon," Holden told Laverne, while Leland added that they are "so excited" for their dad.

As Brendan, who shares Holden and Leland—as well as eldest son Griffin Fraser, 20—with his ex Afton Smith, held back tears after hearing his sons' kind words, he told Laverne he'll stay "in the moment" for the milestone night.

Earlier in the interview, Brendan shared his reaction to his first Academy Award nomination and how it relates to the The Whale.

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"The story of The Whale is about redemption," the 54-year-old, who left the Hollywood scene after a successful run in the late '90s and early 2000s, told Laverne on the red carpet. "And I'd be remiss to not acknowledge that I feel a sense of that too. So I share it with this character. And I feel like if there are those who've seen this film and identify with the struggles that this man goes through, you're not alone." 

"Some good news, since the movie came out, the number of people asking for help at the Obesity Action Coalition has gone up, up, up," Brendan continued. "People are coming forward. It's doing some good."

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Brendan is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role category alongside Elvis' Austin ButlerThe Banshees of Inisherin's Colin Farrell, Aftersun's Paul Mescal and Living's Bill Nighy. (See the complete list of 2023 Oscar nominations HERE.)

And take a look at more celebs on the Oscars red carpet below!

Cara Delevingne

In Elie Saab Couture with Bulgari jewelry

Angela Bassett

In Moschino

Salma Hayek

In Gucci

Mindy Kaling

In Vera Wang

Jamie Lee Curtis

In Dolce & Gabbana


In Alaïa with Moussaieff jewelry 

Lady Gaga

In Versace with Tiffany & Co. jewelry 

Melissa McCarthy

In Christian Siriano

Cate Blanchett

In Louis Vuitton

Elizabeth Banks

In Vivienne Westwood with Pomellato jewelry 

Rooney Mara

In Alexander McQueen with Fred Leighton jewelry 

Kate Hudson

In Louis Vuitton

Janelle Monáe

In Vera Wang with REZA jewelry

Emily Blunt

In Valentino with Chopard jewelry 

Michelle Williams

In Chanel Couture with Tiffany & Co. jewelry

Michael B. Jordan

In Louis Vuitton with Tiffany & Co. jewelry 

Andrew Garfield

In Fendi with David Yurman and OMEGA jewelry

Halle Berry

In Tamara Ralph with Pomellato jewelry 

Michelle Yeoh

In Christian Dior Couture with Moussaieff jewelry 

Ke Huy Quan

In Giorgio Armani with OMEGA and Fred Leighton jewelry 

Nicole Kidman

In Armani Privé with OMEGA jewelry

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

In Dolce & Gabbana with Tag Heuer jewelry 

Samuel L. Jackson

Idris Elba

Sabrina Dhowre Elba

Brooks Nader

In LaQuan Smith

Jessica Chastain

In Gucci

Jessie Buckley

In Rodarte with Chopard jewelry 

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

In Dolce & Gabbana

Paul Mescal

In Gucci

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The 2024 Academy Awards air live Sunday, March 10, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. ET/4 to 7:30 p.m. PT on ABC.