Sterling K. Brown on His Oscar Buzz for ‘Waves’: ‘Kind of Surreal’

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Brown can’t quite comprehend the awards attention he’s receiving for his work in the A24 drama “Waves.”“If the Academy sees fit to put me in a category with people who I absolutely adore, I will pee all over myself, dude” the Emmy winner says on the latest episode of “The Big Ticket.” “Like I will lose control of all bowels and it may get even worse than that.”Opening in theaters today, “Waves” first entered the Oscar conversation shortly after it premiered at Telluride in September.

Written and directed by Trey Edward Shults (“It Comes at Night”), the film follows a family (Brown is the rigidly competitive father and Renée Elise Goldsberry is mom) unraveling when their high school wrestling champion son (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) develops an addiction to painkillers after he’s injured during a match.

Things take a turn when he finds out

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