Casey Affleck Says He 'Failed' During His Oscar Acceptance Speech

Actor forgot to say something very important

As if the shine hadn't been taken off Casey Affleck's Best Actor Oscar win already, the actor has revealed he felt he 'failed' during his acceptance speech.

"I didn't thank my children, which is something that I'll probably never ever live down," he revealed to reporters backstage.

"About three seconds after I made it backstage, my phone rang and my son said, 'You didn't even mention us.' And my heart just sank."

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"So, you know, that probably would have been the most meaningful thing I could have said and I failed."

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In the speech Affleck thanked his parents, brother Ben, co-producer Matt Damon, director Kenneth Lonergan and thwarted fellow nominee Denzel Washington but missed off 12-year-old Indianan and 9-year-old Atticus.

The 41-year-old won for his impressive, stoic turn in Manchester By The Sea but the Academy has faced fierce criticism for the decision to reward him because of the actor's historic sexual harassment lawsuits – perhaps explaining why Brie Larson, who presented the award, didn't look to happy about it either.